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And Just Who is my Neighbour?

Roma Termini is the main central transport hub in Rome, and as such it tends to attract many of the city’s unwanted – migrants, the homeless, and the otherwise destitute. Many of these people ‘camp’ in the piazzas and streets around the station. On Saturday evenings, students from the Society of Mary’s Theologate go to […]

Water and the Mission of the Church

Most of us take for granted that we can drink a glass of water whenever we want to. But 2.2 billion of the 7.9 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, more than half do not have safe sanitation, three billion people aren’t able to wash their hands with […]

Social Justice Week 6-12 September

Catholic social teaching articulates a vision which springs from Scripture and has taken shape down the centuries. It is a vision that takes as its starting point God’s creation of human beings “in the image and likeness of God” (Genesis 1:27). It keeps in mind the covenants of the Old Testament and Our Lord’s parables […]

The Corporal Works of Mercy

To change the world, we must be good to those who cannot repay us. Pope Francis In that short statement — be good to those who cannot repay us — Pope Francis is reminding Christians to act on and live out these seven corporal works of mercy. 1. Feed the hungry The bible clearly states: […]

Growing Old Together

We normally associate Social Justice with issues pertaining to the Homeless, Refugees, Unemployed people and so on. The Bishops are inviting us to look in a different direction this year and to consider the ways in which we respond to and treat the elderly among us.

Young Marist Neighbours

The student information sheet states that the goal of Young Marist Neighbours is: To provide young people with the opportunity to serve those in need, to learn what the Scriptures and our Tradition say about justice, and to hear the ways that God is calling them to convert the kingdom of niceness into the Kingdom […]

Pondering the Magnificat

I read somewhere recently that Mary is a symbol of the work for social justice and the Magnificat is her song of social protest. I have always thought that Mary was a person, a woman who is the Mother of God and the Magnificat an out pouring of a holy woman’s love for God. If […]

John Ryall, National Secretary of the Service and Food workers Union NZ

MM How would you define the Living Wage? Is it the same as the ‘just wage’ in Catholic Social teaching? JR  The Living Wage is a wage which is enough for the worker and his/her family not just to survive but to be able to participate in society. This means they are not working hours […]