Socially alone

Church in SocietySocially lonely?

One question I often get from parents of Gen Z's after they hear of my dabbling with digital theology is: What can I do? My child is always hooked on their mobile device! I am afraid there is something wrong with them! The aim of this short reflection is to try to answer whether we should be worried that our youth are socially alone or rather they are teaching us a new ecclesiology?
Valuing life

Our Common HomeThe value of life

After the successful search and rescue of a suicide victim, as the rescuers celebrated their success, I kept wondering: what's the value of a person’s life?
The miraculous San Marcello al Corso crucifix pictured as Pope Francis delivers his homily in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, prior to the Urbi et Orbi blessing. Photo: Vatican Media/AFP

Church in SocietyA Church that witnesses

Witness is the Church’s life­blood; and that life, lavished with his blood, is today in the solidarity, mutual care and self-emptying love we offer each other as concrete acts of ‘tending lambs’.

Church in SocietyA pilgrimage towards the Golgotha

This period is a pilgrimage period of walking up towards the Golgotha. As a Church, we are invited to partake in the sacrifice of Christ by feeling abandoned and lost, a spiritual desert, while we think of one another, intercede and make ourselves available for others. We are called to be the Simon of Cyrene.