Section Archive: Musings of a Leader

Let’s move beyond a narrow view of vocation

Vocation must be recognised and fostered within every person. There can be no special status for anyone, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: August 16, 2016

“So much sadness and tragedy in the world”

Who amongst our world leaders has the capacity and the skill to engage in a long-term healing process for a wounded world, especially in the Middle East, asks Good Samaritan...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Moving beyond “what’s in it for me?”

Two weeks out from a Federal election, may we all weigh up what is most important and precious to us as a people and as residents of this earth, says...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Alternative policies urgently needed now

Australia’s refugee and asylum seeker policies are like an infected sore eating away at the fabric of society, says Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: May 17, 2016

How are we investing in the next generation?

What do we mean when we say the next generation should be better off than the previous one, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Reflecting on the symbols of resurrected life

There is no single dimension of the Resurrection that can provide us with a comprehensive understanding. But symbols assist us as we seek understanding, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: March 15, 2016

A time of conscious waiting

In what way are the 40 days of Lent also meant to be a time of conscious waiting for us, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Christmas calls forth a contemplative and meditative stance

Christmas, the birth of divinity into humanity, is a profound and most challenging reality that goes beyond narrow logic and empirical evidence; it requires long and prayerful stillness which only...

Posted on: December 8, 2015

To dehumanise another is to dehumanise oneself

How can this cruelty, hatred and violence be stopped? How can human dignity be restored across the globe? What can each of us do to build societies of respect, tolerance,...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

November: a time to “keep your eye on death every day”

Pauline chose not to have invasive treatment, but to live each day to the full and to deal with dying and death in a positive and proactive way as cancer...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Compassion that is true and substantive

I believe we need to seriously depth our understanding of what a compassionate response to the Syrian crisis really means, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: September 15, 2015

An opportunity to explore new ways?

If Sunday is no longer the day of rest and religious observance, why not explore new ways for living the Christian call to full and active participation in the Church’s...

Posted on: August 18, 2015