Reflections

Who are We Before God and in Creation?
Who are We Before God and in Creation?

This paper was presented by Dr Sandie Cornish at the Catholic Earthcare Convocation 2020 on 3 September 2020. Integral ecology in the spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching Many people expecte…

Social Discernment & the Plenary Council
Social Discernment & the Plenary Council

In these days of preparation for the Assemblies of the Plenary Council of the Church in Australia the word ‘discernment’ is suddenly being bandied about everywhere. It is often misused as a substi…

Japanese Bishops’ Peace Message 75 Years After the War
Japanese Bishops’ Peace Message 75 Years After the War

Seventy-five years have passed since the Battle of Okinawa, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the end of the Second World War, and the founding of the United Nations. Reflecting on these …

Reconciliation in Action
Reconciliation in Action

Does your diocese or parish have a Reconciliation Action Plan? In this video Cynthia Rowan and Archbishop Mark Coleridge talk about Indigenous deaths in custody, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, an…

Integral Ecology: A deeper insight into reality
Integral Ecology: A deeper insight into reality

Reflection by Dr David Tutty, Executive Officer, Toowoomba Diocese Social Justice Council As part of my preparation for Laudato Si’ Week (May 16-24), I chose to reread the encyclical and reflect …

Aqua fons Vitae – Water is a Source of Life
Aqua fons Vitae – Water is a Source of Life

It is true that aqua fons vitae – “water is a source of life”. The survival and health of human beings depend directly on water, and so does the production of food, energy and many consumer goods.…