November 2020

We are called to be ‘Neighbours without Borders’

In his encyclical Fratelli Tutti Francis says that being a neighbour without borders is how Christians are called to respond to the challenges faced by our world, writes Patty Fawkner.

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Jane's new role with Good Samaritan Education 'like a homecoming'

Good Samaritan Education has appointed a new Executive Director who is not only familiar with the Good Sams but was educated by them. Dr Jane Comensoli spoke to Debra Vermeer.

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Hundreds forced into destitution as crucial support withdrawn

The Government’s move to cut support to 576 refugees and asylum seekers is a further blow to an already vulnerable group in their struggle to survive, writes Sister Sarah Puls. 

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For ‘Saint Judy’ the fight for one is a fight for all

The inspirational true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and her fight to change American asylum law is brought to the screen in ‘Saint Judy’, as reviewed by Dan McAloon.

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‘Share the Joy, Give a Toy’ Christmas appeal for Bacolod

A Christmas fundraising campaign by the Good Samaritan Foundation hopes to put a smile on the faces of struggling children and families who have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Our choices have the power to combat modern-day slavery

The scourge of human trafficking and the devastating impact on its victims was acknowledged by the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) in its annual awards on October 30 this year.

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Poldi Mimovich's artwork features on Australian Christmas stamps

This year’s Christmas stamp issue by Australia Post focuses on Australian themes. Paintings by the late artist and sculptor Leopoldine ‘Poldi’ Mimovich OAM have been reproduced on two religious stamps.

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