March 2021

While we can ‘celebrate small victories’ our church deserves so much more

When women question the status quo with openness, frankness and boldness, they are ignored or figuratively told to go away by male gatekeepers, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner SGS.

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The Art of Pausing: Embracing the Current Moment

The pandemic has been an opportunity to practise the art of pausing to help us appreciate the beauty, the wonder, the mystery that is all around us, writes Judith Valente.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

Sisters’ presence in the West lives on through Good Samaritan Oblates

The permanent presence of the Good Samaritan Sisters in Western Australia will come to an end next month when Sister Anna Warlow returns to the eastern states, writes Debra Vermeer.

Tags: News Feature

The Grizzlies is a survivors’ tale of youth and hope

A new Canadian film goes beyond the sports genre in a compelling human drama that takes the viewer into the issues of identity affecting indigenous communities worldwide, writes Dan McAloon. 

Tags: Review

New agreement continues support for women and children in need

Women and children in need will continue to be able to access secure housing and case-managed support to help them towards independence thanks to a new agreement struck between the

Tags: News

Women come together to raise their prophetic voice

As women call for a greater voice and fairer representation in the leadership of the Catholic Church, three forums where their voices will be heard are taking place this month.

Tags: News

Restoration of Rosebank Chapel and Cemetery complete

The refurbishment of Rosebank Chapel and Cemetery at Five Dock has been a long and joyful process that began in 2009. On January 11 this year, the last of the...

Tags: News

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