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Tag Archive for ‘Justice’

The Parole Board

Eight years of being a member of the New Zealand Parole Board and I still get asked the same question every time. When people find out that I have just done hearings with prisoners the question I am immediately asked is: “You didn’t let anyone out, did you?” I can safely interpret that the default […]

Wednesday 17 November

St Elizabeth of Hungary (M) 2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31; Psalm 17; Luke 19:11-28. Justice Stories of negotiation and entreaty. Stories of trust and doing the right thing. Stories taken from the real world to illustrate the point. Stories of disrespect and intrigue. Stories that could apply as well today as they did thousands of years […]


The Bright Side Part 1 of 3 ‘Tears of Joy’  The team and supporters winning a grand final or a world cup. The bride and groom radiant on their wedding day. The political leader and party supporters after an election victory. A couple with the birth of a child. The patient hearing “the cancer is […]

Something Old – Something New

Part 8 of 8 A Possible Marist Spiritual Ecology: Part 2  The fourth Dimension: ‘Mission’ – Bugey and Oceania This is the final article in our 8-part framework of proposing a paradigm for re-energising our Marist Story by re-connecting it with the Universal Story.   We have viewed our Marist Story as having four foundational dimensions: […]

Tuesday 23 August

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 14-17; Ps 96; Matthew 23:23-26 Justice, mercy, good faith “The quality of mercy is not strainedIt droppeth as the gentle rain from heavenUpon the place beneath: it is twice blessed;It blesseth him who gives and him that takes…It is an attribute of God himself,And earthly power doth then show likest God’sWhen mercy […]

The Pope to the World Meeting of Popular Movements

 Combat the structural causes of poverty Vatican City, 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Synod Hall the Holy Father met with participants in the World Meeting of Popular Movements (27 to 29 October), organised by the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace” in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences and with the leaders […]

Thursday 18 December

Jeremiah 23:5-8, Psalm 72, Matt.1:18-24 Justice We’ll celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ very soon. The Jews waited generations for this. Some thought of power, riches, kingdoms. Their prophets hoped for more important benefits-peace, wisdom, integrity and justice. The pain of injustice rankles down all the generations. Note old family feelings about land clearances in […]

TALKING ABOUT SPIRITUALITY TODAY: 2 What do we mean by ‘Spirituality’

There are many ways of understanding the term ‘spirituality.’ In other words, it is much broader than what first comes to mind – something Christian or religious in some way. So we ask the question –  1. What’s different from the past? One difference would be that living a ‘spiritual life’ is not the preserve […]

Truth, Justice, Miracles and China

The Church must preach Truth and Justice        VIS 15/7/2012 The first instruction concerns the spirit of detachment: the Apostles must not be attached to money and comforts. Jesus warns the disciples that they will not always receive a favourable welcome: at times they will be rejected, and may also be persecuted. But […]