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.
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
Catholic Mission Australia teamed up with Catholic Religious Australia to produce a collection of brief reflections on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. I contributed an article on the Exhortation’s treatment of the social dimension of evangelisation. Read the book online here.
Pope Francis has said that the Church is not an NGO. In fact he has said it more than once. Why is he saying this? Is there something wrong with being an NGO? What does it mean for organisations like CatholicCare that are NGOs and also very much part of the Church? In this reflection for CatholicCare Sydney, I look at how the mission of a Catholic organization makes it more than just another NGO.
There was lots of enthusiastic participation at this workshop! Here are the presentations and handouts that we used: Contemplating Our World Pope Francis & Ignatian Spirituality Pope Francis on Mission Mission Reflection Handout The Call to Justice in Scripture Catholic Social Teaching & It’s Key Principles Key Principles Handout The Pastoral Spiral – an Ignatian Approach Tools for Analysis Tools for Theological Reflection An Examination of Consciousness