Posts Tagged ‘Tony Magliano’

Record wildfires, hurricanes, droughts – we need the Season of Creation Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020
season of creation

Climate change is real; its death and destruction is upon us, and it is projected to get much worse if far more aggressive national and international efforts to reverse it are not soon enacted. Those who deny climate change and its accompanying global warming – from certain high government officials to countless ordinary users of Read more

75 years of nuclear weapons madness Comments 0

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
nuclear

Wars have always caused needless suffering, destruction and death. But 75 years ago, the hell of war reached a new all-time immoral low when on August 6, 1945 a United States Boeing B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima instantly killing over 70,000 – mostly civilian – children, women and Read more

Judging the signs of the times Comments 0

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
nuclear

In the Gospel of Matthew, there is a scene where the Pharisees and Sadducees, in their desire to test Jesus, ask him to show them a sign. In reply to them, Jesus says that in the morning when the sky is red and threatening you say that today it will be stormy. “You know how Read more

Riot is the language of the unheard Comments 0

Monday, June 8th, 2020
nuclear

Last year I was knocked to the ground and pinned down by an assailant who held his hand over my mouth. I cried out, “I can’t breathe!” About 30 long seconds later he finally let me go. As I reflect on the heartbreaking deadly scene of a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee into George Read more

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
nuclear

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