Tag Archives: Justice

Dear Mr. Morrison

Our recent federal election returned Scott Morrison, leader of the LNP, to the post of Prime minister of Australia. It was a surprise for many of us due to the turmoil that the coalition leadership has experienced over the last … Continue reading

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The Problem of Corruption in Our Church

For this month’s JPIC blog article, I offer you a homily  delivered at St. Dominic’s parish, Camberwell, Melbourne, on Sunday the 3rd of March this year by Fr. Peter Murnane OP. It pertains to the sex abuse scandal in our … Continue reading

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The Insect Apocalypse

Where have all the grasshoppers gone? Over that last 2 years I became aware that I hadn’t seen a grasshopper in years. I remember as a child that whenever I crossed a piece of lawn, be it our lawn at … Continue reading

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Patron of Victims of Modern Day Slavery

On the 8thof February we celebrate the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita. She is the patron saint of those trafficked into modern slavery, because she herself was a victim of slavery. Bakhita was born in 1869 to a locally … Continue reading

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Self-Interest Versus the Common Good

This year, a global survey across 28 countries called the Edelman Trust Barometer, showed that trust in each of Australia’s four key institutions – government, business in general, the media and not-for-profit organizations – has fallen. Since 2017, trust in … Continue reading

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The Media Fuelling Racism

I did not believe, until recently, that there was significant racism in Australia. I am a migrant myself, born in the Philippines of Spanish blood, and immigrated with my family when I was 11 years old, in 1972. At that … Continue reading

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Sexual Exploitation and Aid Agencies

While the media has focused a lot on institutional sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, just how wide spread this activity is in other organisations in a position of care for the vulnerable has not yet been reported widely. However, … Continue reading

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