Garry Everett offers a fictitious and imaginary account of the new pope’s first speech to the cardinals, in the conclave, immediately after his election.
The superwoman is a fantasy
Finding balance in life is a challenge for us all, but particularly for women, writes Leeza Baric.
Listening is crucial
These are painful times to be a Catholic, but they can also be an occasion for us all to look to Jesus and to know that “the truth will set...
On faith, doubt and certainty
What role do certainty and doubt play within a mature, adult faith and in one’s allegiance to the Church, asks Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner.
Dignitatis Humanae: a prophetic declaration
Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom marked a very important and dramatic crossing for the Church into the modern era, writes Bernard Teo CSsR.
Asylum seekers: no simple solutions
Not everyone is able to experience the world of an asylum seeker as did participants in “Go Back To Where You Came From”, writes Moira Byrne Garton.
The slogan of the advertising world, the out-of-control cult of celebrity and some Olympic hype seems to be, “I possess, therefore I am. I am famous, therefore I am. I...
The petty politics must stop
The tragic events in the sea between Indonesia and Christmas Island in June highlight the urgent need to work on short-term and longer-term strategies to protect refugees in the Asia-Pacific...
Sex sells, but we’re selling out our children
Ever feel like you’re living in a giant porn theme park, asks Melinda Tankard Reist.
Does ecumenism matter?
As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity approaches, Good Samaritan Sister Bernardina Sontrop asks “Does ecumenism matter”?
Vatican II and liturgical renewal: unfinished business
The decision to reform the liturgy at Vatican II was closely allied to the purpose of the Council itself: renewal of the people of God, adaptation to the times, ecumenism...
Vatican II: how it affected the Good Sams
Historian and Good Samaritan Sister Marilyn Kelleher outlines how the Second Vatican Council affected the life of her congregation.