What forms of violence do you find yourself entangled in? What are the weapons that need to be silenced in your life and the context in which you live? How might you ‘declare peace’?
During the Christmas season as we fix our gaze on the Holy Family, we can easily see in them today’s refugees who share the Holy Family’s experience of rejection. During the season of Lent, as we gaze upon the many rejected and exploited migrants and refugees of our world, do… Read More »Rejecting the Holy Family
Trafficking in persons attacks our belief in a dignity that arises from the fact of being human and is shared in common by all people. Do we experience the trafficking of others as an assault on all of us? Are our consciences affronted or do we remain indifferent? Here are… Read More »Trafficking & Our Common Humanity
Out of love, God broke into human history as a human being – what walls and distances are love calling you, and your community to break down? What Lenten practices might help us to build up equality and love and to eliminate distances between people and between groups in society?
Lent is a time to focus on our own conversion. Pope Francis identifies power, luxury and money as common idols in our day. Are they idols in my life? Do I give higher priority to my own comfort than to others’ needs and a fair distribution of wealth? Elsewhere, Pope… Read More »Call to Conversion
Pope Francis was speaking to the Congregation of Bishops about the qualities they should seek in potential leaders of the local churches but much of what he said applies to other leaders as well. When I am in a position of leadership, do I welcome the tiles that others contribute… Read More »Leadership & Subsidiarity