Posts Tagged ‘Tony Magliano’

Let’s try that again Comments 0

Monday, March 9th, 2020
Child labour

Quite some years ago, I was working as director of Christian formation at a Catholic high school, I remember that on Ash Wednesday while assisting in signing students with blessed ashes. Instead of saying “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel,” to one of the students I heard myself starting to say, Read more

No back to school fun for child labourers Comments 0

Monday, February 10th, 2020
Child labour

It’s that special time of the year again for New Zealand kids as they start heading back to school. And for those who have discovered the fun of learning, school is an adventure! But for millions of working children worldwide, the adventures of a new school year remain but a dream. Sadly, these children will Read more

The Beatitudes: The path to sainthood Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

You are called by God to be a saint! And that all important calling from the Lord is not just to be seriously considered on All Saints Day – but every day! It is no coincidence that the Catholic Church proclaims the Gospel passage of the Beatitudes on the Solemnity of All Saints. For in Read more

Make a difference in the Season of Creation Comments 0

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Creation

It’s good, it’s wise and it sounds so nice: “Season of Creation” – a time for us to stop taking the wonderful God-given gift of creation for granted. A time to wake up and smell the flowers! The Season of Creation is an annual month long ecumenical celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. Read more

Meanness toward migrants and refugees Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Migrants and Refugees

“The signs of meanness we see around us heighten our fear of ‘the other,’ the unknown, the marginalized, the foreigner,” and thus many migrants seeking a better life end up as recipients of this meanness, said Pope Francis in his recently released 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees message. The Holy Father warned that Read more

Persecution of Christians worse now than ever – do we care? Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019
Child labour

“The persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history,” says Aid to the Church in Need – a papal charity – in its report on oppressed Christians titled “Persecuted and Forgotten?”. The Easter Sunday coordinated bombings targeting Christians in Sri Lanka, which killed at least 290 people and wounded approximately 500 Read more

The radical call of Lent Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Lent

Imagine you’re sitting in front of your doctor, and he says that your health definitely needs to improve. He then looks you square in the eyes and says, “If you wish to live a healthy long life, you must stop eating junk food and living a sedentary lifestyle, and start eating plenty of healthy foods Read more

Lessons learned in mission at home Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
war

Many years ago as a young man born and raised in Baltimore, I spent a very different week getting a taste of life in Appalachia. The opportunity to travel from the hustle of big city life to the quiet beautiful mountainous area of eastern Kentucky – to deepen my Catholic faith, experience Christian community with Read more

Christ, the king Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Migrants and Refugees

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, it’s appropriate that the church designates the last Sunday as the Solemnity of Christ the King; for it calls to mind the last day of history, when Christ the King of the universe will come in all his glory to judge the living and the dead. Read more

Pope’s Climate Warning to Oil-Gas Executives: ‘There is No Time to Lose’ Comments 0

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
war

Challenging world oil executives to recognise the urgent environmental need to quickly transition from fossil fuel extraction and burning, to clean energy production, Pope Francis called them to take to heart that “Civilization requires energy, but energy must not destroy civilization.” Gathering the heads of some of the world’s largest oil and gas corporations – Read more