Guest post by Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ for Holy Week. There is a little book by Brendan Lovett entitled It’s Not Over Yet … Christological Reflections on Holy Week. At this time of Holy Week we are aware of the experiences of Jesus some two thousand years ago – experiences of… Read More »Holy Week – It’s Not Over Yet
A March for Justice or Peace? I’m not sure exactly when the Palm Sunday Peace March in my city began to be rebranded as a rally for justice. This year the theme is justice for refugees. Asylum seekers and refugees are in desperate need of a more just and compassionate… Read More »Palm Sunday Peace March
On the eve of All Saints Day I have not been thinking about Halloween, tricks, treats or tacky costumes. I’ve been thinking about building community. Pope Francis is constantly calling us to a larger sense of community, and so does the communion of saints. A Broad & Deep Sense of… Read More »Praying for the Living and the Dead and the Call to Community
A War Fought Piecemeal Pope Francis says that we are engaged in “a horrifying world war fought piecemeal”. More violence cannot fix it, but will only cause further suffering, and even the physical and spiritual death of many people. The answer, Francis says in his Message for the 50th World… Read More »World Day of Peace 2017: A Call for Active Nonviolence
In Advent week four we light the third of the purple candles in the advent wreath. It represents love. Love is, actually, all around us. It is not always as obvious as a romantic comedy. It is rarely as sentimental as a Christmas movie. Love can be demanding, and frightening… Read More »Advent Week Four – Instruments of God’s Love
A Message from 1971 1971 was the year of the Synod of Bishops’ statement Justice in the World – and the year of the musical Godspell. Based on the gospel of Matthew, its opening song reflects this year’s gospel reading for the second Sunday of Advent. Colleen Hewitt sang in… Read More »Prepare the Way of the Lord!