Section Archive: News Feature

Fire destroys homes of 35 families in squatter area in Bacolod

When a fierce fire ripped through a squatter area in the Mambulok district of Bacolod in the Philippines last month, 35 families lost their homes and all their possessions.

Posted on: March 15, 2023

Renovated centre looks to the future while honouring the past

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have warmly welcomed members of their community to a liturgy marking the Blessing and Opening of renovations to St Scholastica’s Congregational Centre in Glebe.

Posted on: February 15, 2023

Eight new scholars participate in women’s leadership program

The Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Leadership Program is back for its third year in 2023, with eight women receiving support to undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership.

Posted on: February 15, 2023

Wivenhoe Conservation Area leaves a legacy of ecological renewal

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are withdrawing from the stewardship of their Wivenhoe landholding at Cobbitty and in the process will ensure ongoing security for the Mater Dei School

Posted on: February 15, 2023

Project to develop sewing skills has a big impact at Santa Teresa

Sewing machines, a teacher with experience in Arrernte communities of Central Australia, and financial and practical support was all it took for a small idea to have a big impact.

Posted on: February 14, 2023

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

For our last edition of 2021, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch, and listen to in the New...

Posted on: December 13, 2021

Prize-winners announced in The Good Oil 2021 Writers’ Award

The Good Oil 2021 Writers’ Award was launched by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan with the dual purpose of supporting and encouraging the development of emerging and published writers.

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Partners in Ministry webinar sparks desire to help people in need

People who attended a recent webinar hosted by the Good Samaritan Foundation have responded strongly to moving first-person accounts of daily life in Good Samaritan ministries in Australia and overseas.

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Positive signs as COVID-19 continues to impact Philippines

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Bacolod, the Philippines, are continuing to help people in desperate need as the community battles the effects of the Delta strain of COVID-19.

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Inclusivity – a political challenge

As we witness the Australian Government’s response to refugees and asylum seekers who are denied their most basic rights, John Haren reminds us that our best human moments are inclusive.

Posted on: November 16, 2021

‘Stand with Tosy’ campaign aims to drive action on climate change

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are supporting a new campaign from the Edmund Rice Centre’s Pacific Calling Partnership for Australian political leaders to urgently commit to climate change action.

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Fears new rules could restrict advocacy and free speech

The Good Samaritan Foundation has joined its voice with other community organisations in expressing concern that proposed new Federal Government regulations could silence charities’ advocacy on behalf of vulnerable groups.

Posted on: July 24, 2021