Second edition written by Sandie Cornish, 2016. Where Our Values Come From I really enjoyed collaborating with CatholicCare Sydney on this introduction to Catholic Social Teaching. Their staff and volunteers are as diverse as the people and communities they serve. They are attracted to CatholicCare because they share its values.… Read More »CatholicCare Staff Introduced to Catholic Social Teaching
This reflection was written for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter for February 2016. In it I draw on Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2016 stressing his call to cultivate silence in order to listen to the Word of God, and to renew our practice of the works of mercy. Sandie… Read More »Do Something for Lent 2016
In this reflection for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter for October 2015, Sandie Cornish considers the importance of the language that we use to speak about people and policy matters. We need to take Pope Francis’ lead and choose language that is loving, liberating and truthful. How we speak about… Read More »Loving, Liberating and Truthful Language
In this reflection for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter, Sandie Cornish reflects on a key theme of Laudato Si’ – integral ecology One of the key themes in Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, on care for our common home, is that everything is connected. Often it is the poorest people… Read More »Everything is Connected – Integral Ecology
Welcoming the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si on the care of our common home, the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC) announced a series of regional seminars for South, South East, East and Central Asia. According to the Climate Change Desk of the FABC, the seminars will “raise… Read More »Climate Change Seminars Organized by FABC
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.”… Read More »A Minimalist Approach to People?