I have heard their cry… I know their sufferings… Come, now! I will send you… I will be with you. Ezekiel 3:1-12 The most overused word in the journalists’ lexicon these days is ‘unprecedented’. We hear of ‘unprecedented floods’, ‘unprecedented bushfires’, an ‘unprecedented drought’ – all the ‘unprecedented’ impact of climate change on women, men, […]
In Australia, 16-24 May 2022 has been set aside as Laudato Si’ Week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The week culminates on 24 May, the seventh anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. Josephites have a long tradition of environmental and social awareness grounded […]
Recently, I viewed the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the great space science observatory now orbiting the sun about 1 million miles from the earth. This large telescope, about the size of a tennis court, continues the work of the Hubble Telescope, which for 25 years explored the farthest depths of the Universe. […]
The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart working in collaboration with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lochinvar have committed to the ecological conversion envisioned in Laudato Si’ as the means to respond to the cry of Earth and the cry of people. By implementing a Laudato Si’ Action Plan (LSAP) they hope […]
We are the ancestors of tomorrow.Luisa Teish Josephites from around the globe are watching closely the events at the COP26 Summit this week as world leaders discuss and debate the impact of climate change and the need for critical action now.
The Season of Creation is a month-long prayerful observance, from 1 September to 4 October, that calls the planet’s 2.2 billion Christians to pray and care for God’s creation. It is a time to reflect on our relationship with the environment — not just “distant” nature, but crucially, the place where we live — and […]
In a short space of time the peoples of planet Earth have witnessed bushfires, floods, and catastrophic environmental damage. Good people everywhere ask, “What is the right and proper way to respond?” I spoke to Olkola/Djabaguy woman Sherry Balcombe about this. “We as Aboriginal people know the Earth is the most sacred of gifts given […]
What would Fr Julian Tenison Woods have to say about climate change? Sr Josephine Mitchell imagines an interview with the scientist, priest and Josephite co-founder on the “MJ Media Network”… Interviewer: It is my great pleasure today to welcome to the program, a remarkable man who needs very little introduction, Father Julian Tenison Woods. A […]