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We are called to be neighbour to asylum seekers and refugees

Australians are good at responding to national emergencies with neighbourly deeds, but where is our compassionate response to the asylum seekers and refugees living on our shores, asks Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: February 16, 2024

The Pilgrim and the Apprentice: A regenerative learning journey

Each of us is uniquely called to wholeness and Oneness within nature, rather than living a divided life from Self and the splendour of planet Earth, writes Dr Bern Nicholls.

Posted on: February 15, 2024

On Finding My Voice

Kim P Sami’s entry On Finding My Voice was highly commended in The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, which has the aim of supporting and encouraging emerging and published writers.

Posted on: February 14, 2024

Bright Shining: how grace changes everything

In her new book Bright Shining: how grace changes everything, Australian author and broadcaster Julia Baird explores that most mysterious but necessary of human qualities: grace. Reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: February 13, 2024

Ministries aim to make the festive season a time of faith and hope

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist those in need in communities across Australia and...

Posted on: December 13, 2023

Cup of Peace Café offers a pathway to future employment

Students at the Mater Dei School in Camden have embarked on a new endeavour in business and hospitality by opening the Cup of Peace Café, an enterprise they helped design.

Posted on: December 13, 2023

Report provides a template for Church response to family violence

A new report highlighting the success of a pilot program conducted by Catholic Social Services Victoria and the Diocese of Sale provides a template to address domestic and family violence,

Posted on: December 13, 2023

Let us continue to pursue peace in our hearts

“The LORD will bless (his) people with peace” (Psalm 29:11). This was the response to the Psalm on Tuesday 13 February 2001. Even now, the memory is still with me.

Posted on: December 11, 2023

Read, watch, listen: top picks to bring in the New Year

In this edition, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch and listen to over Christmas and the New Year.

Posted on: December 10, 2023

Finding my voice

As the clouds part and the sun tries to shine, I am reminded of the parallel with life. As we move through life, we face many clouds, storms and sunshine.

Posted on: December 10, 2023

Still Standing

Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento’s entry ‘Still Standing’ was highly commended in The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, which has the aim of supporting and encouraging emerging and published writers.

Posted on: December 10, 2023

Laptops will support learning in Timor Leste

Good Samaritan Sister Rita Hayes, who spent many years living in Timor Leste, made her final trip back there recently with Sonya Mears, Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Foundation.

Posted on: November 15, 2023

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