Beds are Burning

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 have burned. Twenty-seven people and […]

The Right to Climate Strike?

#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 groups and religious institutes attending […]

Violence Will Not Have the Last Word

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, no words for my steadfast […]

Mary’s Contemplative Leadership

Have you ever heard of Mater Admirabilis? Her feast day is on 20 October. I got to know this well-loved image of Mary when I worked with the Religious of the Sacred Heart. If you visit a Sacred Heart school, you will surely find a version of this image somewhere on campus. If not, just […]