John Falzon | 22 December 2010
Dylan Thomas wrote that 'A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe.' Our 'good poem' is the listening to, and learning from, the people on the margins. But it will only be a 'good poem' if these whispers are translated into collective action.
Rodney Croome | 26 November 2010
I'd hoped a reformer and humanist like Frank Brennan would understand that in this world of disposable relationships, valuing love, commitment and inclusion must be our paramount goal. Instead, he has reverted to orthodoxy when confronted with a change that troubles his Catholic conscience.
Paterne Mombe | 26 November 2010
Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges the relative moral value of a prostitute showing concern for protecting others by using condoms. But it is far from being sufficient. For him, it is not really the way to promote HIV prevention. One would say: the finality does not justify the means.
Mark Raper | 17 November 2010
May I tell you about one refugee whom I met during the 20 years I lived and worked JRS? The story has no happy outcome, indeed far from it. But it may help to communicate some of the feelings that inspire many who accompany the refugees.
John Kleinsman | 21 September 2010The debate about euthanasia arises only in certain societies that see the world as
belonging to those who are independent, strong and productive. In a society in which the sick, dying,
disabled and elderly are undervalued, the 'right' to die will all too
quickly become a 'duty' to die.