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
Social Spirituality Blog
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?
Pope Francis encourages Catholics to join in celebrating the Season of Creation throughout the Sundays of September until 4 October – the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. Find out more about the history of the Season of Creation here. Although it is not a liturgical season, we can celebrate… Read More »Intercessions for the Season of Creation
Lost for Words When a compatriot of mine killed fifty people at worship in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2019, I had no words for the horror, the anger, the grief, the sadness. No words for the shame that one of us could do such a thing,… Read More »Violence Will Not Have the Last Word