Two Prayers from Pedro Arrupe

Pedro Arrupe, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983, died on 5 February 1991. His leadership saw a great deepening of the Jesuit commitment to a faith that does justice. Pope Benedict XVI, speaking at the Jesuits’ General Congregation 35, acknowledged the establishment of the Jesuit Refugee Service as...

Holy Week – It’s Not Over Yet

Guest post by Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ for Holy Week. There is a little book by Brendan Lovett entitled It’s Not Over Yet … Christological Reflections on Holy Week. At this time of Holy Week we are aware of the experiences of Jesus some two thousand years ago – experiences of fickleness, infidelity, ridicule, mockery,...

Palm Sunday Peace March

A March for Justice or Peace? I’m not sure exactly when the Palm Sunday Peace March in my city began to be rebranded as a rally for justice. This year the theme is justice for refugees. Asylum seekers and refugees are in desperate need of a more just and compassionate response from our government,...

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...