Trafficking & Our Common Humanity

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 some things we can do […]

Love Promotes Equality

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?

Call to Conversion

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 Francis has said that true […]

Leadership & Subsidiarity

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 to the mosaic? The principle […]

Love & Service

There is a world of difference between being drawn by love to serve others and promote the common good, and being driven by other forces, such as anger. What are the interior movements associated with my social action? It is possible to ‘keep all the rules’ and look like we are on track while something […]