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Paul Burton: The Voice is an opportunity for transformation

A transformative change of heart and mind is a fundamental aspect of the Christian worldview. The acceptance of an invitation towards transformation generated by spiritual reassessment is known as metanoia.

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.

‘Saint Tony’s’ deliveries of hope turn a house into a home

Sam Ali never thought he would be sleeping on a pile of clothes in emergency housing at 60. After a lifetime working long hours in the food industry, COVID hit hard and he fell behind on the rent for his inner-city kebab shop.

Dempsey medal winners celebrated for parish service

If you ask Arthur Doumit how many days a week he volunteers with the St Vincent de Paul Society, he laughs and says about nine. Such is the need in his Auburn parish, the 76-year-old retired payroll manager “works” most days in the community and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

New CEO, new strategy for NSW St Vincent de Paul

The Catholic ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society is “not history but is really alive today,” freshly-minted NSW chief executive Yolanda Saiz believes. She is stepping into the role as the charity launches a major focus on vulnerable communities, which are harder to reach amid historic demand on its services.

St Vincent de Paul to stay Catholic, says new president

The St Vincent de Paul Society’s newly-elected national president says it will stay true to the vision of its Catholic founders and will not...

Vinnies, GoFundMe bond to help battlers

The world’s largest social fundraising platform has announced a ground-breaking partnership with an Australian Catholic agency to assist with the rising cost of living. In...

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...

Society Elects new President

The St Vincent de Paul Society has elected a replacement for its suspended NSW State Council President, Peter McNamara, despite an active appeal and concerns by members about the manner of his suspension.
While the bargains are great, Vinnies is so much more than a retail shop. It’s a lifeline for many.

St Vincent de Paul election to proceed this weekend

St Vincent de Paul Society plans to proceed with elections this weekend to replace its suspended NSW State Council President, Peter McNamara, despite an...

Covid hits homeless

Welfare charities say the extended lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic have hurt some of Sydney’s most disadvantaged, especially a group often considered “invisible” in the homelessness statistics: women with children fleeing domestic and family violence.

Vinnies’ empty federal box

My parents have been volunteers for the St Vincent de Paul Society for as long as I can remember. They help organise the parish “giving tree” each Christmas ...
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