This reflection sheet looks at the idea that human persons are social by nature. It focuses on a brief quote from Pope Francis’ encyclical On the Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei), offers some points for reflection, a prayer, and ideas for action in daily life.
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and the Pontifical Council Cor Unum have published pastoral guidelines on the care of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Discussion Guide Refugees & Displaced Persons Pastoral Guidelines provides an overview and is intended to help parishes, schools and social justice groups to […]
Everyone is capable of doing theology! Reflecting theologically on issues and situations is an important part of our planning for a Christian action response. This resource, Tools for Theological Reflection offers some simple tools for theological reflection that don’t require any specialized knowledge – they are intended to assist parish, school or social justice groups.
This presentation introduces the Pastoral Spiral. It is a flexible framework for action that has been used to guide pastoral work, present academic courses, and for planning social action. It is inspired by and embodies the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola.
I’m pleased to be joining up with the Wollongong Diocese Justice, Ecology and Peace Council to present a workshop on Catholic Social Teaching. We will be following an Ignatian methodology (just like Pope Francis), exploring local issues and nurturing a spirituality of justice.