The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
December 2012
Giving people choices

Giving people choices

If Good Samaritan Sister Meg Kahler could invite any five guests to dinner, she’d choose Aung San Suu Kyi, Scholastica Gibbons, Roger Federer, Genghis Khan and Billy Connolly.

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Seeking prayerful support for 3-11 survivors

Seeking prayerful support for 3-11 survivors

The community of Good Samaritan Sisters in Japan is encouraging all people of good will to unite with them in January for a special week of solidarity and prayer for...

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Would Jesus recognise the Holy Land?

Would Jesus recognise the Holy Land?

Good Samaritan Sister Veronica Quinn returned from the Holy Land in late 2012 with a new perspective on the region after living and studying in Jerusalem.

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A few good films for the mind and spirit

Some of our regular writers and readers have nominated a film they particularly enjoyed and would recommend to others.

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Listening is crucial

Listening is crucial

These are painful times to be a Catholic, but they can also be an occasion for us all to look to Jesus and to know that “the truth will set...

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We need to ritualise our lament

As well as a Royal Commission to attend to criminal matters, I believe that we Catholics need to ritualise our lament as the Prophets of the Old Testament lamented, writes...

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Technology and the Christmas story

Technology and the Christmas story

From the idyllic scenes depicted in “Away in a Manger” and “Silent Night”, twenty-first century technology has deleted the manger, the shepherds, the angels, the star, the kings and their...

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Violence against women is unacceptable

Violence against women is unacceptable

What was it about Jill Meagher that touched so many of us? The outpouring of emotion was genuine and intense. But why don’t we see similar displays for all female...

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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