Section Archive: Being Neighbour – one leader’s perspective

To end domestic violence attitudes and behaviours must change

Domestic and family violence will continue if we ignore and tolerate violence and aggression, especially gendered aggression, in our homes, schools, workplaces and public places, writes Congregational Leader Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: June 13, 2024

True ecumenism calls us to ongoing commitment and dialogue

While occasions of community grief bring us to together in prayer, I believe they fall far short of the Gospel imperative to bring us into deep dialogue and ecumenical practice.

Posted on: May 13, 2024

The call to Galilee is an invitation to live the life of Jesus

In witnessing a random act of kindness, I caught a glimpse of the resurrection, a glimpse of the presence of God’s reign in our human reality, writes Sister Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: April 14, 2024

We must walk with Indigenous people on the journey towards justice

Although the Indigenous Voice to Parliament might have been silenced, I believe we need to listen to the many and varied voices of our Indigenous neighbours, writes Sister Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: March 15, 2024

We are called to be neighbour to asylum seekers and refugees

Australians are good at responding to national emergencies with neighbourly deeds, but where is our compassionate response to the asylum seekers and refugees living on our shores, asks Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: February 16, 2024

Let us continue to pursue peace in our hearts

“The LORD will bless (his) people with peace” (Psalm 29:11). This was the response to the Psalm on Tuesday 13 February 2001. Even now, the memory is still with me.

Posted on: December 11, 2023

The cries of the most vulnerable call us to conversion

As I pen this reflection, my neighbours are the people of Kiribati, where I am visiting my Good Samaritan Sisters who minister on Tarawa and Abaoroko, writes Sister Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: November 13, 2023