The Catholic Bishops of the Philippines have chosen Easter – the time at which Jesus’ body was resurrected – to encourage appropriate stewardship of health. They draw on the cardinal virtues to call for moderation, appropriate exercise and rest, the rejection of harmful substances and activities and unhealthy perspectives on the human body. The roles […]
Trafficking in persons attacks our belief in a dignity that arises from the fact of being human and is shared in common by all people. Do we experience the trafficking of others as an assault on all of us? Are our consciences affronted or do we remain indifferent? Here are some things we can do […]
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands expressed their condolences to the family of the asylum seeker killed on Manus Island and reiterated their opposition to Australia’s offshore processing of asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea: “Detaining people against their will in PNG, even if it “works” as a deterrent is […]
Do you have a friend who is completely different to yourself? How do they enrich your life? Can you identify some ways in which people of cultures or religions other than your own reflect the inexhaustible beauty of God?
Are all of the human rights of refugees recognised in your country or are they treated as something less than human? How can we better respect the humanity of those living outside their home countries?