March 2019
Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

A community in crisis

“Though hard to recognise, God is there,” writes Sister Patty Fawkner in response to the crisis of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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Bishop Vincent Long

We must die to that which is contrary to the Gospel

Church leaders offer a pastoral way forward towards healing in response to the conviction of Cardinal George Pell and the child sexual abuse crisis in the Australian Catholic Church. 

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Panel of Women

#BalanceforBetter – Women and the Church

International Women’s Day shone a light on the need for a better gender balance across all areas of society. Women are also calling for a greater role in the leadership...

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Linda Espie

A different kind of pilgrimage

A desire to invite stillness, contemplation and reflection in everyday life, is how Linda Espie would describe her point of view as a photographer.

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Women address Vatican summit on abuse

The Vatican Summit heard the call from women for greater transparency and accountability in the Church’s handling of child sexual abuse.

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Fuel for your Lenten journey

Our Editor’s Picks from previous editions of The Good Oil provide opportunities for reflection during this Lenten Season starting with these podcasts.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

A merciful Lent

Looking through the eyes of mercy may well be a life-changing Lenten experience, writes Good Samaritan Sister Meg Kahler SGS in our second Editor’s Pick.

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