The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has declared 2021 to be the year of St. Joseph, who was himself a refugee and along with Mother Mary the guardians of Jesus as a refugee child. This year is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate and reflect on St. Joseph, described by Pope Francis in his … Continue reading 150 Days of Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
By Debbie Cramsie, The Catholic Weekly Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Terry Brady has joined with refugee advocates and members of the Josephite Justice Network to launch a new campaign calling on all Catholics to stand with and for justice for those seeking protection. Called 150 Days of Action for Refugees, the campaign is a response to … Continue reading 150 Days of Action Campaign Launches
by Ruth Moraes Instigated by the continuing global pandemic, in April 2021 the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development issued a document on pastoral reflections on accompanying people in psychological distress in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Entitled “Members of One Body, Loved by One Love” the document provides some much needed insight, reflection … Continue reading Hope And Solidarity In Pandemic
by Julie Macken It is always important to remember there is no such thing as a coincidence in the world of Australian politics. So when Michael Pezzullo launched his essay. The Longing for Peace, the Curse of War, his friend and new Defence Minister, Peter Dutton, was singing up the possibility of war with China sooner rather than later, … Continue reading War: What is it Good For?
by Dr. Robbie Lloyd The Reconciliation movement in Australia has been formally going since 1991, the same year as the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody. And while things have gone backwards in the second area, there has been significant progress in Reconciliation, be it at a snail’s pace. This can be put down … Continue reading Local Reconciliation