LAUDATO SI, THE CRY OF THE POOR AND THE MADNESS OF RACISM 

LAUDATO SI, THE CRY OF THE POOR AND THE MADNESS OF RACISM 

I think that it is still anniversary time for LAUDATO SI’, the encyclical subtitled CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME presented by Pope Francis to the Church and the world 5 years ago.  Firstly there is the whole anniversary year still to come, ending on 24 May 2021 with...
Reflections.   Extracts from Daily Thoughts June 2020

Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts June 2020

June 11th. Basil, Zola and Mary had never really known their father.  When their mother became ill and died when little Mary was just 8 years old and Basil just 17 the children felt very lost. Their aunt who lived nearby took over some of the parenting but much of the...
JUNE FAMILY THEME: CHILDREN BELONG IN FAMILIES

JUNE FAMILY THEME: CHILDREN BELONG IN FAMILIES

MARFAM’s 2020 family theme, as should be fairly well known by this time, is OUR WORLD, A FAMILY OF FAMILIES.  There is a family focus which applies to human families but also a particular ecological focus on creation, nature and the environment built into the year...
REFLECTIONS extracts from DAILY THOUGHTS JUNE 2020

REFLECTIONS extracts from DAILY THOUGHTS JUNE 2020

DAILY THOUGHTS JUNE: CHILDREN AND YOUTH  BELONG IN FAMILIES         Abbreviations: Pope Francis:  LS = Laudato Si.  AL = Amoris Laetitia. EG = Evangelii Gaudium, CV = Christus Vivit . OVERVIEW. Birth, childhood and growth through adolescence are the most vibrant...
THE WORLD WE WANT

THE WORLD WE WANT

BREAKING NEWS!    PENTECOST SUNDAY 31 MAY WILL BE A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Earlier in the week we celebrated Africa Day with as much fanfare as possible under the circumstances.  The TV made quite a colourful meal of it, commemorating the founding of the African Union...
Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts May – June 2020

Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts May – June 2020

May 29. Day 6  Hospitality: Show unusual kindness.  Acts 28:1-2, 7. “After we had reached safety, we that the island was called Malta. The natives showed us unusual kindness. Since it had begun to rain and was cold, they kindled a fire and welcomed all of us. In the...