Section Archive: Opinion
Vatican II: how it affected the Good Sams

Vatican II: how it affected the Good Sams

Historian and Good Samaritan Sister Marilyn Kelleher outlines how the Second Vatican Council affected the...

Posted on: March 20, 2012

Vatican II: does it still matter?

Vatican II: does it still matter?

It is time for all us to reconsider the call of John XXIII for “Christian...

Posted on: February 21, 2012

Reflecting on Quentin Dempster’s “The Right to Die”

Reflecting on Quentin Dempster’s “The Right to Die”

In November 2011 the ABC’s “7.30 NSW” program produced a story entitled “The Right to...

Posted on: December 13, 2011

Is your Catholic identity being stolen?

“Identity theft is a major crime around the world. In a strangely analogous way, there...

Posted on: November 8, 2011

Keep the promise: make poverty history

Keep the promise: make poverty history

Just as we were the power behind the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals, we...

Posted on: October 11, 2011

A bit more empathy and a lot less sympathy

A bit more empathy and a lot less sympathy

The narrative of my disability begins with a single moment. The moment, when my mother...

Posted on: September 13, 2011

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The devastation of Nagasaki and Hiroshima points beyond the parameters of history to the limitless...

Posted on: August 9, 2011

Dialogue: a way of being authentic

Dialogue: a way of being authentic

As we continue to aspire to the call of the Gospels, to participate in the...

Posted on: July 12, 2011

Towards an adult Church

“I recall that the Church came to birth amidst the unfolding tensions between, paradoxically, the...

Posted on: June 14, 2011

Unpacking the carbon tax

Unpacking the carbon tax

Why should we support a carbon tax? Frances Egan outlines how the proposed tax might...

Posted on: May 10, 2011

Hope and the cherry blossom

Hope and the cherry blossom

May our Christian resurrection hope be our way of ‘staying with’ the people of Japan...

Posted on: April 12, 2011

Harmony Day calls us to be Good Samaritans

Harmony Day calls us to be Good Samaritans

As we celebrate Harmony Day, a national initiative to celebrate our cultural diversity, Sister Pauline...

Posted on: March 7, 2011