A Minimalist Approach to People?

In this reflection for the April 2015 CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter, Sandie Cornish ponders the effect of William Morris’ criteria for retaining household objects. William Morris & a Minimalist Approach to People “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” This quote from William...

Love is Born – Merry Christmas!

In this Christmas reflection for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter Sandie Cornish acknowledges the stresses and strains we experience at Christmas, and the way in which love is born in ordinary acts of kindness. It seems that every year I arrive on the brink of Advent – the season of preparation for Christmas –...

Waiting in Joyful Hope

The calendar year is drawing to a close. In work and study many of us are bringing things to completion and preparing for holidays. It is a time of wrapping up and assessing. This can feel a bit at odds with the new liturgical year just begun. Endings and beginnings, faith and everyday life,...

Structures of Sin, Structures of Grace

The Soul Work of Dismantling Structures of Sin & Creating Structures of Grace How can we make known the love of God in our world? The anger and fear in our society can’t be vanquished by more anger, not even by righteous rage. Our work for change needs to attend to structures of grace...

Cultivating a Culture of Peace

The United Nations has designated 21 September the International Day of Peace. In this CatholicCare reflection I look at ways in which we can cultivate a culture of peace. How can We Cultivate a Culture of Peace? Sometimes it seems that the whole world has gone crazy: passenger planes shot out of the sky;...