12 December 2018
The Australian Jesuits


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Oct 2015 Edition

30 October 2015 | Cecily McNeill

The migrant crisis in Europe in the past few months has focused attention on the need of the world to accord dignity to those desperately seeking refuge from war and oppression. The media have been full of stories of those risking their lives in inadequate boats at the hands of ruthless people-smugglers to cross the Mediterranean Sea in the hope of a safer life elsewhere.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


Sept 2015 Edition

29 September 2015 | Cecily McNeill

The migrant crisis in Europe in the past few months has focused attention on the need of the world to accord dignity to those desperately seeking refuge from war and oppression. The media have been full of stories of those risking their lives in inadequate boats at the hands of ruthless people-smugglers to cross the Mediterranean Sea in the hope of a safer life elsewhere.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


Aug 2015 Edition

29 August 2015 | Cecily McNeill

Last week the western world marked an anniversary of horror – the bombing of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. But, with the world in greater turmoil than ever before, have its peoples learned anything in the intervening 70 years? The bombings are widely believed to have halted the Second World War but wars and conflicts on different scales are being fought in practically every corner of the world.
In this corner, the Aboriginal people are suffering more than ever because of what Jeff McMullen AM calls “a natural born killer, the most predatory species to ever stalk this earth”.

In his Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015 delivered on August 6, the former tv journalist and campaigner for Aboriginal rights spoke of the Aboriginal connection to the land.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


Jul 2015 Edition

30 July 2015 | Cecily McNeill

The drama being played out on the Greek stage in the past two months gives a lucid example of a key principle of Catholic Social Teaching – that of subsidiarity, or enabling decisions to be made at the lowest level of participation.

For months the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, together known as the Troika, have been holding the Greek government and the people to ransom.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


Jun 2015 Edition

29 June 2015 | Cecily McNeill

Racism has been on the nation’s lips lately with reaction to Adam Goodes’ war dance during the AFL Indigenous Round on May 29.

Just as we are all immigrants – many of our families originated Europe – we are also educated to believe that some are better than others – whites over blacks, men over women.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


May 2015 Edition

30 May 2015 | Cecily McNeill

A nationwide gasp of horror greeted the news last month that Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran had been executed in Indonesia despite marches and candlelit vigils across Australia and New Zealand. As Jesuit provincial Brian McCoy says below, the nation had become involved in the lives of these two – formerly lives wasted in homage to heroin transformed as Jesus was in the Transfiguration (Mt 17) to become beacons for others in the prison to follow.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


April 2015 Edition

29 April 2015 | Cecily McNeill

The Trans Pacific Partnership has entered a new phase in its development with the United States Senate agreeing to give President Obama the fast-track provision he needs to get the agreement through the Congress. If the TPP gets the US lawmakers’ nod, it will form the largest ever trade bloc in the history of such pacts bringing together, as it does, 12 countries which ring the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


Feb 2015 Edition

27 February 2015 | Cecily McNeill

The joyous return of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to Brisbane this month has been tempered by concerns about his colleagues, still incarcerated by a grim regime in Egypt. Meanwhile the western world gasps at the increasingly brutal actions of the militant group calling itself Islamic State.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


Mar 2015 Edition

27 February 2015 | Cecily McNeill

The prospect of two of our own among the so-called Bali nine facing a firing squad in Indonesia has galvanised Australia so that last week we saw a number of former prime ministers uniting in a call on Indonesia for mercy. Indonesian President Joko Widodo seems to want to make an example of these convicted drug smugglers and show his country’s intolerance of drugs.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


Dec 2014 Edition

30 December 2014 | Cecily McNeill

A defining event in the birth of democracy in Australia, the Eureka Stockade on December 3, 1854, cost at least 27 people their lives but crystalised key elements of justice for those fighting for freedom. Gold miners rebelled against the colonial authority’s miners’ licence and the rebellion led to the passing of the Electoral Act two years later which granted full suffrage to white Australian men.

Cecily McNeill
Editor


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