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Parish life blog: Praying for families

27 Jun 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

It is significant that Pope Francis’ intention for July is that he prays for families to be ‘accompanied’ and does not pray for them directly. This suggests that families cannot do it alone, but need support in their living.


The challenge of cooperatives

27 Jun 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The International Day of Cooperatives is an annual celebration of the cooperative movement that takes place on the first Saturday of July since 1923. The event underscores the contributions of the cooperative movement to resolving the major problems addressed by the United Nations and to strengthening and extending the partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors.


Seafarers do key work

13 Jun 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The coronavirus pandemic has made many of us rethink the nature of an essential worker. We have a new appreciation of those who do so much work, often for little reward. This theme is picked up in the Day of Seafarer (25 June) campaign which calls on us to acknowledge seafarers are key workers.


Hope for something better

13 Jun 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Making the future great requires commitment to those organisations, such as the United Nations, that strive for the common good.


Refugee Week 2020 – Year of Welcome

03 Jun 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The theme of Refugee Week in 2020 is the Year of Welcome. Welcome is about generosity, opening our arms and our houses to friends and strangers, feeding the hungry and avoiding the temptation to shut the door.


At one with our world

27 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The coronavirus has focused our attention on the ways in which we shape our relationships with one another and with the natural world.


Parish Life blog: Commemorating Pentecost Sunday

20 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Pentecost is a reminder that, both in our personal lives and society, God does not do everything at once but works in stages.


Parish Life blog: At the crossroads

06 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

This year the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development takes on special significance.


Parish life blog: What is family

03 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

World Family Day on 15 May invites us to reflect inclusively and with broad sympathy on the family.


A different kind of Easter

02 Apr 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The loss this year of those rituals and traditions that mark Easter also bring to light the original depths of the Easter story.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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