Holy Thursday

How can we wash the feet of those who have no feet? This statue is at the Jesuit Refugee Service reflection centre in Siem Reip in Cambodia. Many Cambodians lost limbs to land mines during the war, and unexploded cluster bombs are still harming ordinary people. If we wish to wash the feet of these […]

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 fully […]

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 you […]

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 when […]