Articles by: Patty Fawkner

Mary Magdalene: friend, icon, model

We have yet to balance spirituality and sexuality in the Church especially in regard to...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Leading by flipping the omelette

Pope Francis’ leadership differs markedly from that of his predecessors. He models two clear principles...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

“One wild and precious life”

"One wild and precious life"

Kiribati woman Claire Anterea may not be a Good Samaritan Sister anymore, but she’s “still...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

Betty has dementia

Grief is a constant companion when a loved one has dementia. And so, too, is...

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Permissable victims

Permissible victims are defined as those whose life and dignity is violated with very little...

Posted on: June 17, 2014

I believe in one wholely Catholic Church

In 2014 it’s not easy being Catholic. Perhaps the way forward is not to disavow...

Posted on: March 18, 2014

My year of leaning

To be human is to lean on, to allow ourselves to be leaned upon, and...

Posted on: December 11, 2013

What Therese and Joe have taught me about love

You can’t love a generic humanity while being indifferent to the family or community member...

Posted on: October 15, 2013

Lessons in leadership

Rudd or Abbott? Post September 7 we will continue to discuss leaders and leadership because...

Posted on: August 20, 2013

War and peace within and beyond

Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner reflects on a book that “expounds a profound teaching on...

Posted on: June 18, 2013

Move over fight and flight

Don’t we all miss out when women’s experience is ignored, asks Good Samaritan Sister Patty...

Posted on: April 16, 2013

On faith, doubt and certainty

What role do certainty and doubt play within a mature, adult faith and in one’s...

Posted on: November 20, 2012