How would you explain, in five minutes or less, the faith foundations of our call to act to care for our common home? As one of the periti, or theological advisors, to the Fifth Plenary Council of the Catholic Church in Australia, I addressed the Council’s Second Assembly. My topic… Read More »Integral Ecology at the Plenary Council
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I was recently invited to offer a reflection on the readings for the Mass of the Solemnity of the Annunciation: Isaiah7:10-14, Hebrews 10:4-10 and Luke 1:26-38. Here is what I had to say. – Dr Sandie Cornish In the first reading, the prophet Isaiah foreshadows the incarnation. And he frames… Read More »A Name, A Voice and A Choice
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
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?
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