18 August 2018
The Australian Jesuits
  • Feature Article

    Working together for the world

    Cecily McNeill |  The plight of 12 teenagers and their football coach trapped in a vast underground cave system in northern Thailand has gripped the world’s imagination. A huge sigh of relief lifted spirits around the globe when news came that they had been found.
  • Feature Article

    The environment most vulnerable as globe warms

    Cecily McNeill |  The environment is more in jeopardy than first thought - a new report out of China suggests the Paris Agreement's 2°C increase inthe earth's temperature on pre-industrial levels will soon be swamped with projections it will rise to double this figure before the end of the 21st century.
  • Feature Article

    Editorial: recalling Rerum Novarum on work

    Cecily McNeill |  May kicks off with International Workers’ Day on the feast of St Joseph the Worker, an important anniversary in Catholic Social Teaching which started with Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum in 1891 on the condition of the working classes.
  • Feature Article

    Scathing critique of neoliberal capitalism

    Cecily McNeill |  Two stories of indigenous life on either side of the Tasman show how institutional racism works to maintain oppression, something Pope Francis rails against in Laudato Si’. The 2015 encyclical does not use the word “racism” but it is implied, as Sr Karen Donahue suggests, in the Pope’s critique of the neo-liberal economic system which fails to take account of its impact on humanity and the environment. See for example, LS #56.
  • Feature Article

    Caring for our neighbours

    Cecily McNeill |  The hard-fought agreement between Australia and Timor-Leste over proceeds from the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field is a tribute to the tenacity of our tiny neighbour. Talks over how to share the $50 billion field have been going on since 2004.
  • Feature Article

    November 19 - World Day of the Poor

    Cecily McNeill |  Pope Francis has designated November 19 as World Day of the Poor. This focus echoes throughout Australia and the Pacific for there are few poorer in this region that those refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island, where essential services were switched off at the end of last month.

Working together for the world

Cecily McNeill | 30 June 2018

The plight of 12 teenagers and their football coach trapped in a vast underground cave system in northern Thailand has gripped the world’s imagination. A huge sigh of relief lifted spirits around the globe when news came that they had been found. 

  • The environment most vulnerable as globe warms

    Cecily McNeill | 06 June 2018

    The environment is more in jeopardy than first thought - a new report out of China suggests the Paris Agreement's 2°C increase in the earth's temperature on pre-industrial levels will soon be swamped with projections it will rise to double this figure before the end of the 21st century.  

  • Editorial: recalling Rerum Novarum on work

    Cecily McNeill | 10 May 2018

    May kicks off with International Workers’ Day on the feast of St Joseph the Worker, an important anniversary in Catholic Social Teaching which started with Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum in 1891 on the condition of the working classes.

  • Faith Doing Justice: July 2018

     | 30 June 2018

    Exploring faith and justice issues across Australia and around the world this month. 


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