Second Sunday of Lent
Last Sunday, Jesus was tempted in the wilderness towards the spectacular, magical and the powerful. He revealed who he was and who he was for. Like the Transfiguration, it was an ‘uncovering’ or unveiling of Jesus, and of God’s reign which is already present and at work even if we, like the sleeping disciples, do not notice it.Read more
Pacific Elders have responded to the latest climate science report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), stating that it spells a dire, but not unavoidable, future for Pacific nations.
The most comprehensive review of climate impacts and adaptation ever conducted confirms that human-induced climate change is driving widespread damages to nature and people, exposing human societies and the natural world to intolerable and irreversible risks, including killing people, damaging food production and livelihoods and destroying nature.Read more
First Sunday of Lent
Archbishop Oscar Romero once said there are two plans in history: God’s plan and an idolatrous plan. This dichotomy clearly appears also in the first reading. God says to the people of Israel: ‘I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live’ (Deuteronomy 30:19). The temptations of Jesus raise two questions for us: ‘Who are we?’ and ‘What are we to do?’ We are confronted by the same question Jesus faced: do we meet ‘my’ physical needs, ‘my’ level of power and place and ‘my’ access or right to special favours from God.Read more