CatholicCare Staff Introduced to Catholic Social Teaching

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. While their diversity is...

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...