April 2021

Let the Risen One easter in us

The resurrection wasn’t a once-off event, simply about Jesus. It was and continues to be an explosion of light, love and new life for all humanity, writes Patty Fawkner SGS.

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First participants commence program that supports women’s leadership

Four Catholic women will receive both financial and personal mentoring support in their theological studies this year thanks to a Good Samaritan scholarship program. The women spoke to Debra Vermeer.

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Feathered flashes of hope

This poem by Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento was inspired by Easter and an engaging documentary, Penguins: Meet the Family, a unique celebration of one of Earth’s most iconic birds.

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Rachel’s Vineyard offers hope and healing after abortion

It was just over 20 years ago that I was invited to attend a meeting about how to support women and men affected by abortion, writes Sister Veronica McCluskie SGS.

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Funding for medication supports refugees and asylum seekers

Refugees and asylum seekers who do not receive government medical or income support are being supplied with medicines thanks to a collaboration between the Good Sams and Jesuit Refugee Service.


Myanmar Catholics pray for peace as hundreds killed in protests

Religious Sisters have joined their voice to that of the Archbishop of Yangon, Cardinal Charles Bo SDB, in pointing to the resurrection as a reminder of hope for strife-torn Myanmar.


Bennies carries the can to help improve access to clean water

Students and staff at Mount St Benedict College undertook the school’s annual Bennies Caritas Trek during Lent in solidarity with people who struggle for the right to drink clean water.


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