Pope Francis’ new social encyclical Fratelli Tutti, promotes a vision of social friendship grounded in the unity of the entire human family: all people are sisters and brothers to one another, all are children of God with equal dignity and rights. Dr Sandie Cornish provides a general introduction to Fratelli… Read More »Introduction to Fratelli Tutti – On Fraternity and Social Friendship
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The Revolution of Tenderness is the podcast of the Office for Social Justice of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. In its first episode Dr Sandie Cornish reflects on Catholic Social Teaching in the current world context. Dr Sandie Cornish shares reflections on Catholic Social Teaching in the current world context.… Read More »Join the Revolution of Tenderness
My students are often able to analyse particular social teaching documents, but when they are asked to offer critical reflection on a theme or issue in Catholic Social Teaching, they aren’t quite sure which documents to read. In addition to the tips that I offer in this podcast, you can… Read More »How to Find Teachings on Issues
In 2020 we mark the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ on care for our common home. With many Laudato Si’ Week events cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may wish to use this presentation to pray for the grace to care for our common home. Some… Read More »Prayer for Our Common Home
A reflection on the Australian bushfires by Dr Sandie Cornish The scale and intensity of the bushfires currently burning in Australia are ‘unprecedented anywhere in the world’ according to the Australian Academy of Science. The fire season is far from over and already estimates of up to 18 million hectares… Read More »Beds are Burning
#ClimateStrike 20 September 2019 Some Catholic schools actively supported the 20 September 2019 school climate strike, providing the scaffolding to ensure that it would be a balanced learning experience, while others simply allowed students to be absent with parental permission. At the Sydney rally I saw many adults from Catholic… Read More »The Right to Climate Strike?