Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message for 2015, No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters,focuses on slavery today and the need for solidarity. Relationships & God’s Plan for Us Pope Francis places the social, or relational, nature of human beings at the centre of God’s plan for us. He uses the term ‘fraternity’ to […]
When allowing or not allowing people to cross the frontiers into our countries, or to enter our cultures, communities, or personal lives, do we effectively judge some people to be useless, out of place or disposable? People are not things to be used. Everyone has a place in the human family that cannot be filled […]
Will you join Pope Francis in praying for refugees during August? In many parts of the world people are being displaced by violence and are in need of welcome and protection. Who would you like visitors to this site to pray for today?
Pope Francis has appealed to the whole international community to develop new legal and secure forms of migration. He rejects the view that the large movements of people today are circumstantial or due to isolated emergencies and argues that migration is a sign of the times. He made a special appeal for the unaccompanied child […]
Sandie Cornish reflects on the end of the financial year for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter. It must be June – my mailbox is full of EOFY sale brochures and my inbox is full of begging letters from charities. The looming end of financial year prompts businesses to do their stocktake and it can also […]