Pope Francis’ address to US Congress on 24 September 2015 covered a broad range of social justice issues from migration to interfaith dialogue to peace building and action against climate change. In doing so he drew on a range of Catholic Social Teaching principles. For Reflection: How do you see the links between freedom, the […]
Catholic Social Services Australia invited me to reflect on recent developments in civil society from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching. Here’s what I said to their Leadership Forum in Canberra on 21 October 2014. The Evolving Model of Civil Society – A Perspective from Catholic Social Teaching Catholic Social Teaching has a lot to […]
The Brisbane Archdiocesan Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace has produced a resource called Working for the Common Good, to encourage prayer and action for the common good in the lead up to the G20 meeting to be held in Brisbane, Australia in November 2014. It includes extracts from the social teachings of St John […]
There is a world of difference between being drawn by love to serve others and promote the common good, and being driven by other forces, such as anger. What are the interior movements associated with my social action? It is possible to ‘keep all the rules’ and look like we are on track while something […]
Do I feel it more if people of my own religious convictions or ethnic identity are persecuted? What more can I do to show my solidarity with others who are persecuted because of their religious convictions or ethnic identity?