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Women address Vatican summit on abuse

The Vatican Summit heard the call from women for greater transparency and accountability in the Church’s handling of child sexual abuse. READ MORE


We must die to that which is contrary to the Gospel

Church leaders offer a pastoral way forward towards healing in response to the conviction of Cardinal George Pell and the child sexual abuse crisis in READ MORE

Bishop Vincent Long

A merciful Lent

Looking through the eyes of mercy may well be a life-changing Lenten experience, writes Good Samaritan Sister Meg Kahler SGS in our second Editor’s Pick. READ MORE


A different kind of pilgrimage

A desire to invite stillness, contemplation and reflection in everyday life, is how Linda Espie would describe her point of view as a photographer. READ MORE

Linda Espie


#BalanceforBetter – Women and the Church

International Women’s Day shone a light on the need for a better gender balance across all areas of society. Women are also calling for a READ MORE

Panel of Women

It Occurred to Me

A community in crisis

“Though hard to recognise, God is there,” writes Sister Patty Fawkner in response to the crisis of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. READ MORE

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Faith in the Ordinary

Fuel for your Lenten journey

Our Editor’s Picks from previous editions of The Good Oil provide opportunities for reflection during this Lenten Season starting with these podcasts. READ MORE


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