In this Christmas reflection for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter Sandie Cornish acknowledges the stresses and strains we experience at Christmas, and the way in which love is born in ordinary acts of kindness.
I was pleased to be invited by the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocesan Commission for Women to reflect with them on progress in the participation of women in the Catholic Church in Australia. After five years of research, the report Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus was published in 1999. I was a member of the Research Management Group and a co-author of the report. There has been progress since the research was published, but much more is needed to promote the equal dignity of women and men within the Church and in society. Watch these presentations and let me know… Read More »Women’s Participation in the Church
It’s Anti Poverty Week so I’ve been thinking about how we can take action. This is my reflection for Restless Press. It expands on this article that I wrote for CatholicCare Sydney.
The United Nations has designated 21 September the International Day of Peace. In a reflection for CatholicCare reflection I look at ways in which we can cultivate a culture of peace. Read more on Social Spirituality.
4 – 6 pm 25 July at Villa Nova College, Brisbane. It was an honor to be invited by friends in the Augustinian family to deliver this lecture. Here is the presentation that I spoke to. Maybe it is a bit cryptic on its own – I wasn’t organised enough to make an audio recording.
I was happy to be invited by the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office to contribute a reflection to the Migrant & Refugee Sunday kit for 2014. It contains lots of other great resources that you can use personally or in a group. Did you know that the Catholic Church has been observing the World Day of Migrant and Refugees for 100 years? Find out more here.
I’m pleased to be speaking at the Sydney Catholic Education Office’s Identity and Mission Conference on 24 June. My topic is On Earth As It Is In Heaven: A Catholic Vision of Social Relations. I’ll be encouraging educators to delve more deeply into the rich and sophisticated tradition of Catholic Social Teaching. The presentation slides are available here.
Building Bridges collects the Social Justice Sunday Statements of the Australian Catholic Bishops 1988 – 2014. It is a beautifully produced book with an excellent index for easy reference – and I wrote an introduction. Orders can be placed with the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.