In this reflection for the April 2016 CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter, I reflect on chapters two and six of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family, Amoris Laetitia.
I’m pleased to be invited to address the Australian Sacre Coeur Association’s 2015 Forum on 18 October. The theme of the forum is Mater Admirabilis: Interiority and Action Reconciled, the Other-Centredness of Mary. The title refers to a depiction of Mary which is much-loved among the Religious of the Sacred Heart and those who have studied in their many educational institutions. During my involvement with the Society of the Sacred Heart as the Province Director of Mission for the Australia New Zealand Province, I’ve come to see Mater as a model of contemplative leadership. Contemplation is not at odds with… Read More »Australian Sacre Coeur Association Forum
In this reflection for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter for October 2015, I consider the importance of the language that we use to speak about people and policy matters. We need to take Pope Francis’ lead and choose language that is loving, liberating and truthful. Read more here.
In this reflection for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter, Sandie Cornish reflects on a key theme of Laudato Si’ – integral ecology. Everything is connected. Read more
I’m pleased to be helping the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office to celebrate twenty years of caring for migrants and refugees in Australia. The Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Colloquium will take place in Melbourne on 27 August 2015. Some great international and local speakers are lined up, and I’ll be in the chair. Find out more here
I’m happy to have been interviewed by the wonderful Beth Doherty about two chapters of her book Tweet Others as You Wish to be Tweeted. We talked about using social media for social justice action, and being yourself online. You can listen to the whole series of podcasts here.
If you haven’t registered for my workshop at the Mission One Heart Many Voices 2015 conference, you are too late! The workshop is full and I’m looking forward to working with the group to review teachings on the place of justice in the mission of the Church over the last 50 years, and to create tools together for sharing this dimension of mission.
I’m pleased to be assisting Catholic Social Services Victoria in a three-part formation for mission program for leaders in their member organisations. I’ll be presenting the second seminar addressing services reflecting mission on 22 April 2015. Noel Connolly and Joe Caddy are presenting the first and third seminars. More details are available here.
In this reflection for the April 2015 CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter, Sandie Cornish ponders the effect of William Morris’ criteria for retaining household objects. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris, designer, poet, novelist and activist.
Catholic Health Australia’s Effective Governance & Leadership for Mission conference is taking place 30 – 31 March 2015 at the Crown Plaza Coogee Beach. I’ll be on a panel looking at a case study on keeping our culture faithful to the vision. Watch this space for the conference paper. More information on the conference is available from Deborah Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org Here are the text of my panel input and an infographic summing up the five insights from Catholic Social Teaching that I highlighted.