Posts Tagged ‘Social justice’

Mary returns as an icon for pop stars and social justice warriors

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Lil Nas X, Bad Bunny and Princess Nokia all work their spirituality into their music, but you’re not likely to think of them as virginal. They are nonetheless helping to spread a craze for Mary, mother of Jesus, wearing designer Brenda Equihua’s splashy coats made from San Marcos cobijas: blankets found in many Latinx homes that Read more

Barron’s ‘beige Catholicism’ erases years of racial, social justice activism

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Bishop Robert Barron’s recent piece detailing the “evangelical path” of his organization Word on Fire has provoked heated debate over his use of the term “beige Catholicism” to refer to the faith of liberal or progressive Catholics. It’s not the first time he’s used the term. He coined the phrase 25 years ago, to critique Read more

Venturing together, from darkness to light

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

On Ash Wednesday, or perhaps ‘Ash Sunday’ this year in New Zealand, with dust-like ashes crossed upon our foreheads we were each invited to call to mind that this mortal body, this earthly life, is passing away – sooner than we realize – and that you and I would be wise to diligently prepare for Read more

Pope and NZ show solidarity with Myanmar

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Pope Francis spoke of his solidarity with the people of Myanmar and appealed to its leaders to show willingness to serve the common good “promoting social justice and national stability”. Myanmar is “a nation that I carry in my heart with much affection, ever since my apostolic visit there in 2017,” he said after the Read more

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

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

Monday, October 12th, 2020
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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

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

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

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 winners of 2021 SINGout4JUSTICE…1st TikTok Awards – big winners include a Catholic priestOur Lady of Read more

John Curnow, priest and prophet – 100 on July 5

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