Do Something for Lent 2016

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 Cornish Do Two Things...

Loving, Liberating and Truthful Language

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 people, events and situations...

Everything is Connected – Integral Ecology

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 and communities who suffer...

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 –...