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Cash-strapped Christmas cheer

With her team of Santa’s helpers, the leader of a Society of a St Vincent de Paul support created Sydney’s biggest Christmas cave

Good works for cost-of-living Christmas

In a year of rising interest rates and financial hardships, volunteers at Sydney’s charities have found they’re giving more than usual.

Commbank CEO says economy is robust despite cost of living pressures

The Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s largest bank has delivered an inspiring talk to members of the Sydney Catholic Business Network (SCBN), saying the...

New Vinnies Van for NSW as cost of living crisis bites...

Every month for years Verbum Dei Missionary priest Fr Greg Morgan has swapped his chasuble for a hi-vis vest and got behind the wheel...

Dr Michael Walker: Giving the next generation a fairer share

Around the year 1819 Spanish painter Goya, traumatised by two recent near-death illnesses, started to paint bleak untitled images on the walls of his...

Housing crisis prompts parties to promise protections for renters

As NSW voters prepare to go to the polls in a tightly-contested state election on 25 March, the Coalition, Labor and the Greens have...

No relief anytime soon on power

War in Ukraine, the COVID pandemic, and extreme weather events are among the factors contributing to “terrifying” soaring costs of petrol, electricity and gas,...

Saved by parish’s free ‘uber-eats’ meals

Without the Somascan Fathers providing food for Mere and her large brood of nine, they’d struggle to eat. Living in her cramped Chipping Norton home...

Housing pushing people to the brink

Record numbers at crisis point says former politician and suicide survivor John Brogden Lifeline is receiving record numbers of calls from people in crisis, with...

Standing by kids

Catholic education doesn’t have to be beyond the reach of families No parent should fear financial difficulties when it comes to enrolling or keeping their...

Heat or Eat? Power bills or food?

Every night Nezar and Hanan Saad pray not only for their family but also the next day’s weather.

It’s time for a ‘family wage’

Election 2022 is over, yet we're still decades overdue for essential tax reform for families. The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations recently called for...
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