The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council’s (ACSJC) Briefing for March is now up on the website. The Briefing covers issues of Catholic social teaching in March 2017, highlighting resources, media items and diary events. It can be read here.
From the Secretariat, John Ferguson:
As we enter the Season of Lent, Pope Francis has called on us, as individuals and as a community of faith, to embark on a journey of conversion, seeking repentance and renewing the links of deep solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need.
In his Lenten Message, The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift, he draws on Chist’s parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19–31), saying ‘it provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life’.
Of Lazarus, he says, ‘this character is not anonymous … while practically invisible to the rich man, we see and know him as someone familiar. He becomes a face, and as such, a gift, a priceless treasure, a human being whom God loves and cares for, despite his concrete condition as an outcast.’…
Read the full briefing from John Ferguson, Pope’s Lenten message of solidarity with brothers and sisters in need