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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.

Anthony Cleary: Each name comes with dreams and hopes

The final hours of my father’s life were eerily silent, broken only by his occasional laboured breathing. He laid unconscious, his brain and body ravaged by a devastating stroke.

Teresa Trujillo’s faith hits Sydney’s streets

Teresa Trujillo is about as materially poor but spiritually rich as you can get. Lucky to weigh 50 kilograms and crippled by polio, the 61-year-old lives in crisis accommodation in a rough slice of upmarket inner-city Sydney.

Honouring our Australian Saint

By Terrie Yule August the 8th marks the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in the 150th year of the arrival of...

We can end homelessness?

According to Graham West, CEO of the End Street Sleeping Collaboration, nobody needs to be sleeping rough in Sydney. An increase in social housing, rapid...

Jesus on the streets

On the longest night of the year, Sydneysiders gathered to pray for all those who have died on the streets, often ignored and unknown...

ELECTION 2022: experts warn ‘inevitable fall’ in living standards

      In an election campaign dominated already by “gotcha” questions about economic statistics, Catholic agencies and researchers warn that entrenched poverty, rising cost of living...

Euthanasia will hit the poor

The nation’s peak Catholic healthcare advocacy body has called on NSW MPs to consider their position on voluntary assisted dying (VAD) and understand that...

Prayer for the forgotten

Members of Sydney’s street community gathered in Elizabeth Bay last week for a moving memorial service for people experiencing homelessness who died over the past year.

Peter McNamara: Join the Vinnies CEO Sleepout

On Thursday 17 June business and community leaders from around the country will spend a night sleeping rough as part of the Vinnies CEO...

Order of Malta supports homeless

Dozens of volunteers from the charity organisation are providing much-needed support to Sydney’s homeless

Catholic Organisations respond to Government’s 2020-21 Budget

Catholic organisations and charities have welcomed the Federal Government’s 2020-21 budget with mixed sentiments.
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