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...

On Earth as it is in Heaven

In this keynote address for the Sydney Catholic Education Office’s Catholic Identity & Mission Conference, Sandie Cornish recalls how the mission of building up the Kingdom of God calls for the transformation of social relationships; examines three ways of understanding Catholic Social Teaching and the implications of each for how we...

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...

Mothers’ Day for Peace

Sandie Cornish believes that the world is aching for an older, less commercial Mothers’ Day tradition. In this podcast she reflects on the Mothers’ Day for Peace initiated by Julia Ward Howe in 1873. Listen to the podcast on Sound Cloud.

Easter Outfits: Slow Fashion & Solidarity

In this reflection for CatholicCare Sydney, Sandie Cornish reflects on slow fashion and solidarity with the poor and the earth. For more on ethical clothing labelling, visit Ethical Clothing Australia. New ethical brands are emerging all the time, so check their accredited brands list from time to time.