International News

Restorative justice

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Andrew Hamilton 
People generally think that the proper response to crime is to punish criminals. So when people become anxious about crime Australian Governments build gaols. The Catholic approach to crime, as to other social evils, is to think of persons: the persons affected by the crime, those who have perpetrated it and the community of which they are part.  

‘Doing the Camino’: where is God in the modern context of this age-old pilgrimage?

Thursday 29 August 2019

Kathy Moran, The Good Oil
Good Samaritan Oblate Kathy Moran reviews Camino Skies, a movie which follows the journey of a group of men and women as they walk the Camino de Santiago. Questions arise around the modern context of the pilgrimage, dealing with grief and the value of companionship.

Archbishop Peter celebrates Mass at St Paul Outside the Walls

Thursday 26 June 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli 
The following is the homily delivered by Archbishop Peter A Comensoli at the Mass at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls.
Within some circles and among some people, laying claim to being justified before the Lord is a bit like achieving membership of some exclusive club. It infers a certain status on the one deemed justified: you’re a signed up, card-carrying member, with all the privileges entailed. You’re in with God, and keen to present yourself before others as one of the insiders.