Gender Justice in Asia

To celebrate International Women’s Day I’d like to share a talk that I gave at the Bishops Institute for Social Action VIII which the Office for Human Development of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences held in Bangkok in February. Let us remember those women and girls whose human dignity is yet to be...

Valentine’s Day: Beyond Romance

What does Catholic Social Teaching Have to Do with Valentine’s Day? St Valentine’s action was not just romantic, it was about holding up love in the structures of society. Read my reflection, to find out more. 5 Actions for Social Justice to Share the Love Consider these action ideas to share the love, whether...

Share the Love on St Valentine’s Day

I was a bit surprised when my companion showed interest in the Valentine’s Day trinkets on sale at the shopping mall – after all, he was a Catholic Bishop! In my country Valentine’s Day is a highly commercialized celebration of romantic love but in my shopping companion’s country, the Philippines, it is a time...

Pilgrimage as a Social Justice Practice

Why is the ancient practice of pilgrimage enjoying new popularity? Recently I was invited to speak at a colloquium breaking open the Lineamenta for the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization. I was given the topic Bringing Forth Treasures Both Old and New which prompted me to reflect on the ‘old treasure’...