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Catholic social services working harder than ever with 100,000 extra in...

In Horsley Park the rate of older people who became poor in the last few years more than doubled, with a 220 per cent reported increase. Lurnea-Cartwright saw a 131 per cent increase and Liverpool a 106 per cent increase.

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...

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...

Alms race

Our charities are besieged by increasingly stressed Australians desperate for assistance Charities are seeing record numbers of first-time clients and are giving away increasing amounts...

No shortage of those named Lazarus on Darwin’s streets

By Geraldine Capp Casual cruelty in the Northern Territory shocked me when I moved to Darwin in 2017 to work for the NT Government. Pedestrians walked...

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.

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...

Hope springs up amid Lebanon’s Pain

Young adults and families say they are experiencing a spiritual revival in this town near the Syrian border even as Lebanon is pummelled by...

Environmental crisis hits poor hardest, Australia’s bishops warn

Australians cannot afford to neglect the wider ecological crisis threatening the world’s poor, the country's Catholic bishops have urged.

Love in the lockdown

During the lockdown charities such as Maronites on Mission Australia continue reaching out to Sydney’s rough sleepers and others needing a little help to get by.

Brothers in arms ask for prayers for India

Sydney’s Indian priests are pleading for Catholics to pray for the sick and dying in their homeland.

Simcha Fisher: Treats for the poor

Everyone benefits from small luxuries occasionally If you're not living in dire poverty, you probably found yourself having recourse to little treats throughout this pandemic,...
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