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.
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
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.
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.
In this reflection for CatholicCare Sydney I reflect on how traditional Catholic Lenten practices are good for us and for our world. Read the reflection here. How will you be observing Lent?
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.
Join the Augustinian family 5-7 July 2013, in Sydney Australia for a symposium: One Mind, One Heart, Without Barriers. I’ll be facilitating with Libby Rogerson. More details in the brochure. Symposium Brochure