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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,...

Colombian bishop uses fire truck to bless city

Desperate times call for creative measures in Buenaventura, a city rocked by poverty and increasing violence.

Simcha Fisher: T-shirts and other heavy burdens

Let me tell you a story about old t-shirts, and I promise I have a point. Several weeks ago, I had a spurt of energy...

Kindness cupboard shows a lot of heart

Church in Sydney's east hosts a community pantry to help those struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic.
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Palliative care experts welcome NSW funding boost

Palliative care experts have welcomed the state government’s plans to boost the sector with an additional $743 million in funding over the next five...