The main purpose of the document is to empower the wider Ignatian and Catholic family to engage in politics as one of the highest form of charity, oriented by our values.
"There are many good things the international community can learn from being in solidarity with South Sudan and South Sudanese women."
"I am beginning to believe that deep down our conscience is fundamentally good, and to follow it rightly, is to find the true God."
A Prayer of Gratitude and Remembrance before Meals
". . . a community told us how a Canadian mining company had polluted their water and land, destroyed their source of income, and turned it into “a community of dead people, living in fear.”"
our society has done a very good job of painting the moral life as something backward, repressed, and ultimately unhappy. In actuality, the opposite is the case. "
"So began my research into mask shopping. There were various kinds - disposable, reusable cloth ones, some with a nose wire and filter pocket, the no-sew variety, all quite different from the surgical masks, and of course the N95 respirator masks used in hospitals."
" Let's try to wake each day and express gratefulness - for all that we have in our lives and for all those acts of kindness that are offered by others."
A reflection on six major points in Laudato Si.
"True reconciliation in family life is not just sharing in the inheritance. It is truly being brother and sister."
"I find that the most stressful situation is with someone with whom I have a casual working relationship
"Pilgrims Together, called me to deeper reflection so am in the midst of a “retreat in daily life,” thirty-two prayer exercises through thirty-two days, following the booklet’s suggestions. These reflections keep me focused on the meaning of this stage of life’s pilgrimage."
"Winter is coming and within 3 months we will be spending more time inside our homes and buildings, breathing unfresh air and the coughs of other people. "
"My prayers for Lebanon transformed me into a new reality which I was not even close to before August 4"
"Canadian donors were happy to help but only on condition that they receive a tax receipt that they could use in filing their income tax next year with Canada Revenue Services."
"The bison, the elks, the wolves, and even Simon the fox looked particularly shaggy, all seeming a little uncomfortable wearing the remains of winter fur in the 25 C heat."
" have found myself using the lines of a poem over and over in my ongoing dialogue with self. If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs … That’s from Rudyard Kipling’s If:"
"Some parts are obvious, such as obey the law, while many are more visionary and aspirational because of their focus on transparency, accountability and conversion."
"None of us can find a perfect person. If by chance, we do think that we’ve found one, we’ll eventually discover something amiss. "