World Environment Day 2015

Will Pope Francis issue his much-anticipated encyclical on the environment on World Environment Day – 5 June? Even if we have to wait a little longer for the encyclical, we don’t need to wait to take action. Sandie Cornish The theme for #WED2015 is Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care. Like many...

Easter Eggs & Economic Justice

The season of Lent calls us to take stock of our lives. How well are we witnessing to our values and beliefs? Do they permeate every dimension of our lives, or do we, perhaps without thinking too much about it, bracket them from some parts of our lives? During the season of Lent we...

G20 Action by Churches

The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Justice and Peace Commission is encouraging Catholics to join other Christian Churches in prayer vigils at the time of the G20 Summit. They explain: In the lead up to this G 20 Summit the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission has joined with Queensland Churches Together in prayer vigils to...

Asia Bibi Day of Prayer

The Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore in Pakistan has designated 19 October as a day of prayer for Asia Bibi. Asia Bibi loses Appeal Asia Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death. In a decision described by Bishop Ruffin Anthony of Islamabad / Rawalpindi as ‘heartbreaking’, the mother of five lost...