Was there any Australian who did not cringe with shame when it became public that Australia had been spying on the Timorese in an effort to gain an advantage in the negotiations taking place over the boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste and the future of the rich oil fields in the region? The disgrace and … Continue reading It’s Time to Draw a Line in the Water by Phil Jones
Come along to Catholic Earthcare’s free National Energy Efficiency Network workshop and learn how to save energy and money! You may not be able to control the cost of energy but you can control how you use it efficiently. The energy you don’t use is the cheapest energy there is, so make sure energy efficiency is on … Continue reading Catholic Earthcare’s free National Energy Efficiency Network Workshop
Pope Francis meets President Anote Tong of Kiribati The President of Kiribati Anote Tong and a delegation of Kiribati leaders has met with Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic church. A statement released by the Vatican after the meeting said the main topic of conversation had been the protection of the environment and the … Continue reading Pacific Calling Partnership need your help!
Every month, we will choose a justice and issue and provide basic information to help kick start your own judgements and actions. PEACE AND CONFLICT Basic Information on the Just War Doctrine To judge whether or not entering into wars are just, it is necessary to explore the principles of the Just War Doctrine, which … Continue reading ISSUE 1: Peace and Conflict
For many years our (MSC Mission) Office has also provided finance, religious literature and more recently containers full of items of furniture etc. to be used, among others, by refugees. Ever since I offered Mass for the survivors of the Tampa many years ago, my heart has been distressed and perplexed by the cruel solutions … Continue reading A Reflection by Fr. Adrian F. Meaney MSC on Refugees