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;...

The Holy Family in Exile – Icon of Refugees

This is a reflection that I wrote for the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office’s kit for Migrant & Refugee Sunday. You can download the whole kit here. The Holy Family in Exile If you were asked to paint an icon of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, how would you depict them in a...

St Ignatius & Discernment

31 July is the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola. One of St Ignatius’ great contributions to the western spiritual tradition is his understanding of discernment. Ignatius believed that by paying attention to our interior movements of consolation and desolation we can align our hearts and wills more closely to those of God. Discovering...

EOFY Reflections

Sandie Cornish reflects on the end of the financial year for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter. It must be June – my mailbox is full of EOFY sale brochures and my inbox is full of begging letters from charities. The looming end of financial year prompts businesses to do their stocktake and it can...