100th World Migrant & Refugee Day

In 2014 we celebrate the 100th World Migrant and Refugee Day. The Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office has prepared a kit to help communities and individuals to celebrate Migrant & Refugee Sunday. The theme is The Holy Family in Exile, and it contains Pope Francis’ Message for the day, a pastoral letter from Bishop […]

On Earth as it is in Heaven

[gview file=”[gview file=”https://social-spirituality.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/On-Earth-as-it-is-in-heaven-2.pptx”] In this keynote address for the Sydney Catholic Education Office’s Catholic Identity & Mission Conference, Sandie Cornish recalls how the mission of building up the Kingdom of God calls for the transformation of social relationships; examines three ways of understanding Catholic Social Teaching and the implications of each for how we draw […]

Mothers’ Day for Peace

Sandie Cornish believes that the world is aching for an older, less commercial Mothers’ Day tradition. In this podcast she reflects on the Mothers’ Day for Peace initiated by Julia Ward Howe in 1873. Listen to the podcast on Sound Cloud.

Easter Outfits: Slow Fashion & Solidarity

In this reflection for CatholicCare Sydney, Sandie Cornish reflects on slow fashion and solidarity with the poor and the earth. For more on ethical clothing labelling, visit Ethical Clothing Australia. New ethical brands are emerging all the time, so check their accredited brands list from time to time.

Lenten Solidarity

In this reflection for CatholicCare Sydney Sandie Cornish reflects on how traditional Catholic Lenten practices are good for us and for our world. Prayer, penance and charity are the three things that Catholics do in Lent, and they are linked. Lent starts on 5 March, so it’s timely to consider why these practices are good […]