Posts Tagged ‘Social justice’

However well-intentioned, the euthanasia law can never be racism-proof Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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I’m voting no on the End of Life Choice (EOLC) referendum. I have many concerns about this legislation, including around the technical aspects and operation of the law. But I’m also very concerned about its impact on the vulnerable and marginalised in our society. Here are my top four reasons. 1. It devalues and risks Read more

We are not voting on law about assisted death but on a dangerous law Comments 0

Monday, October 12th, 2020
Assisted death

I am not writing to tell you how to vote in the binding referendum on the End of Life Choice Act, but I hope I can be of some help so you are better informed about the Act. Firstly, though, I want to help you think about the concepts of justice, love, compassion, mercy and Read more

COVID vaccines: Pope’s plea, remember the poor Comments 0

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Pope Francis is calling for universal availability of vaccines against coronavirus. Church teaching on giving priority to the well-being of the poor and marginalized is not a political or ideological choice; it lies at the very heart of the Gospel, Pope Francis said. The preferential option for the poor, which includes feeding the hungry and Read more

Who goes first? The ethics of distributing a Covid-19 vaccine Comments 0

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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We are in the midst of a global health crisis that already has inflicted a significant humanitarian and economic toll on the United States. For now, we must try to contain the spread of Covid-19 through physical distancing and face-covering. But we will reach another turning point when a vaccine to prevent the disease has Read more

SINGout4JUSTICE competition winners announced Comments 0

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Well done to all the students who entered the SINGout4JUSTICE songwriting competition this year. The judges were impressed with skills in both composition and performance. We are pleased to announce the following winners for 2020… Continue reading Related Posts:Caritas announces competition winnersDelargey Awards recognise five outstanding Catholics…ConfessionControlling anxiety course for trainee lawyers!

John Curnow, priest and prophet – 100 on July 5 Comments 0

Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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A key moment in John Curnow’s interpretation of Cardinal Joseph Cardijn’s method was his organisation’s donation in 1981 of $1000 to the anti-Springbok tour movement Halt All Racist Tours (HART). The South African Springboks rugby team were set to tour the country in the second part of 1981 and the country was riven with rugby Read more

How churches can reframe social justice now and after COVID-19 Comments 0

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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As a faith leader, I firmly believe that God sometimes allows devastating events to impact our lives to help us redefine or rediscover our priorities and core values. Though the long-term effects of the coronavirus are yet to be determined, what is clear is that the crisis has forced every one of us to change Read more

Spraying disinfectant on migrants sparks outrage Comments 0

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Spraying disinfectant on migrants working as laborers has caused social media commentators to erupt with anger. Among those to express their anger is the Indian Christian Women’s Movement (ICWM). “Even as the whole country is battling an intense and grueling confrontation with the Corona (COVID-19) crisis, we … want to express our deep shock and Read more

My Catholic identity has been challenged and enriched by social justice Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Social Justice

I’m often weary these days. These are dark, painful times for our church and country. The White House is occupied by a president who demeans people with rhetoric and hurts those on the peripheries with cruel policies. A former cardinal of Washington, D.C., has been defrocked for sexual abuse. As a Catholic writer and commentator Read more

Jocelyn Franklin served the church in New Zealand for 70 years Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Jocelyn Franklin, who died on 3 October aged 93, has been described as a legend in the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and indeed throughout the country, having worked tirelessly for the Church for nearly 70 years. She converted to Catholicism at the age of 20 and was chosen by Bishop (later Cardinal) Reginal Delargey in the Read more