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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.

How the poor help us to welcome Christ

A life of faith involves prayer and service says Pope Francis in message for World Day of the Poor.

Pope says thank you to street newspapers

These journalists and newspaper sellers 'understand what is really happening' to the most vulnerable.
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St Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore, celebrates 100 years of care

Country's only diocesan-owned hospital is unique One winter’s day in 1921 four Sisters of Charity boarded a stream train at Sydney’s dusty Central Station for...
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