(Colombo, Sri Lanka) The Region of Colombo celebrated the opening of a new missionary community and outreach on Sunday, July 12, by accepting the pastoral responsibility for the parish of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Hewadiwela in the Diocese of Ratnapura.
“To know much and taste nothing-of, what use is that?” Perhaps our endeavour is not only to improve, learn and discover things but also to uncover and experience the trees and taste our sandwich, absorb the whimsical and maybe even downright irrationality in the younger generation as we might see ourselves in them.
Bruce Duncan CSsR Australia faces some surprisingly similar issues to the Amazon, especially the rapid impact of climate change from increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, felling vital forests, unsustainable farming and mining practices, growing inequalities between rich and poor, and the excessive influence of domestic and foreign economic interests. Yet the circumstances of Australia and[…]
Holy God, Loving and Merciful One, we come to you in the darkness of our world. The weight of our cares and our responsibilities, of our struggles and longings, lies heavy upon us. Yet, in our hope we know our paths lead to you, that your Holy Spirit is within us, and that Jesus has gone before us as our way. Because he bore the cross of all the world, we gather now to follow him, to receive from him the peace the world cannot give, the joy that no one can take from us, and the energies of new life.
This year’s Social Justice Statement, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, invites people to reflect on how the internet has changed the way they communicate, work, learn and do business – and how to contribute to a more just digital world.