31st Sunday of the Year
The two themes that merge in the readings are the commandment to love God and neighbour. We see that concretely expressed in Ruth’s love for, and commitment to, Naomi in the non-Catholic selection for today’s liturgy, whereas in Deuteronomy, Moses instructs the people to wholeheartedly love God and by implication, one’s neighbour by obeying the commandments.Read more
Fairer Futures: Financing Global Climate Solutions, is a new report led by Oxfam and ActionAid and supported by the Edmund Rice Centre.
How Australia responds to climate change over the next decade will determine the fate of billions of people globally and the stability and prosperity of the Pacific region. In order to contribute its fair share towards global climate solutions, this report makes a number of recommendations, including the following:Read more
30th Sunday of the Year
The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland seems to have a connection with today’s gospel. Alice follows a rabbit down a hole and finds herself in a place where different values apply. She encounters animals with a superior air who treat her as inferior. The usual roles are reversed. Alice is trapped in her narrow, human way of viewing life and reality. It is a terrifying experience but her fear is unfounded as she moves from a narrow frame of reference to view reality and see the limitations of her assumptions, judgments and stereotypes about life and people.Read more