Posts Tagged ‘common good’

Fundamentalism: an enemy of the common good Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Pope Francis said, “Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions … Religious fundamentalism is not religious, because it lacks God. “It is idolatry, like idolatry of money … We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with Read more

Fundamentalism: an enemy of the common good Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Pope Francis said, “Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions … Religious fundamentalism is not religious, because it lacks God. It is idolatry, like idolatry of money … We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with Read more

Aussie bishops engage with same-sex marriage debate Comments 1

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Australia’s Catholic bishops have issued a pastoral letter titled “Don’t Mess with Marriage” as debate on same-sex marriage gains momentum. Released by the bishops’ Commission for Family, Youth and Life, the letter highlights the meaning of marriage and also spells out implications of redefining marriage. The bishops state that in issuing the letter, they want Read more

Je ne suis pas Charlie Comments 2

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Terrorism and fanaticism can never be justified. But should our reaction to the slaying of staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo be limited to abhorrence? Stamping of feet and shouting of slogans – unity – is a woefully inadequate response. We are not Charlie We are not Charlie, and we need to explain Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury laments ‘moral claptrap’ in sermons Comments 0

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury says some sermons he has heard amounted to “moral claptrap” about being nicer to each other. Preaching at an evensong service in New York in January, Archbishop Welby said Jesus’ life “challenges every assumption” about society. “He does not permit us to accept a society in which the weak are excluded Read more

The power of community organising Comments 0

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

While growing up in the Dominican Republic, Ana Garcia-Ashley lived on a dirt road that always had plenty of traffic, making it too dangerous a place for neighborhood children to play. One morning, her grandmother got fed up with the situation and decided to take action. She went door to door, rounding up other concerned Read more

Making voting matter Comments 1

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Laura O’Connell Rapira has a pretty simple philosophy. “Everyone should have a nice life,” she tells a small audience at a Wellington bar. “Small actions, multiplied, can lead to big change,” she says. Laura, 25, outlines her pitch for RockEnrol, a movement to increase youth voter turnout. The audience is a mix of smartphones and activists Read more

Evangelii Gaudium: The common good and peace in society Comments 0

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

217. We have spoken at length about joy and love, but the word of God also speaks about the fruit of peace (cf. Gal5:22). 218. Peace in society cannot be understood as pacification or the mere absence of violence resulting from the domination of one part of society over others. Nor does true peace act Read more

Bishops urge G8 leaders to consider the poor Comments 0

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Catholic bishops’ conferences in the G8 nations have urged G8 leaders “to take steps to improve nutrition, reduce hunger and poverty, and strengthen just tax, trade and transparency policies for the common good of all”. “In a world that has made great strides in improving food production and distribution, far too many of God’s children Read more