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...

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 Prayer for Our Earth

At the end of his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis offered two prayers. This one can be shared with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful creator. All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists....