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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 also be a time for the rest of us to take stock of how we have allocated our resources. How much have we been able to give? Who and what did we give to, and how did we decide? What more can we do before the end of the financial year?Read More »EOFY Reflections

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.

The Two Standards at Manly Beach?

painting of St IgnatiusJust before 3 pm there were lights and sirens and a cavalcade speeding through the streets. Thousands of people had gathered at Manly Beach to see the Duke and Duchesse of Cambridge – and a few Christians were trying to make their way to Good Friday liturgies.

While we commemorated the crucifixion, helicopters and sirens continued around us. Numbers were well down, but perhaps those who lived further than walking distance from the church simply decided to drive in a less congested direction to commemorate Good Friday in peace elsewhere? Nonetheless, it put me in mind of St Ignatius of Loyola’s Mediation on the Two Standards.Read More »The Two Standards at Manly Beach?

Being the Body of Christ

Does this extract from Adrian Lyon’s homily for the Feast of Corpus Christi remind you of meals with someone in your life? Some people seem to have a great talent for hosting dinner parties and making community. Every meal with Adrian was a special event, even if it was just… Read More »Being the Body of Christ