Posts by brian

Managing Monday with Dorothy Day

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) is remembered as a journalist, social activist and an unlikely (but very genuine) convert to Catholicism. A key figure in the Catholic Worker Movement, and regarded as controversial and radical, she has neverthless drawn high praise from both Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, and her possible canonization is currently being investigated by the Roman Catholic Church. Here are a few of her thoughts… I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least. Dorothy Day The Gospel takes away our right forever to discriminate between the deserving and the...

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Managing Monday with Gustavo Gutierrez

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Born in Lima, Peru, Roman Catholic Priest Gustavo Gutierrez (1928-) is regarded as one of the founders of liberation theology. His work is thought provoking and challenging, and it is certainly worth taking time to reflect on some of his insights… There is no true commitment to solidarity with the poor if one sees them merely as people passively waiting for help… The goal is not to become the ‘voice of the voiceless’… but rather to ensure that in some way those without a voice find one. Gustavo Gutierrez We live post socialist, post capitalist, post...

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Managing Monday with Helen Keller: Take 3

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The story of Helen Keller (1880-1968), the first blind and deaf person to be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, has long surprised and delighted millions. Left blind and deaf after a disease contracted when she was 19 months old, Keller became a prolific author, human rights activist and an international inspiration. This is a third and final selection of some of her thoughts… A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.¬†Helen Keller Self pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.¬†Helen Keller No...

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Reflections on a cruise…

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Blog | 6 comments

Together with over 3000 other passengers, Rosemary and I (with daughter Amy and her theologian husband Aaron) recently completed a cruise which visited ports in Italy, France, Spain and Malta. Here are some thoughts… a mixture of the random, theological, ethical, cultural and missiological, which arose during the trip. Having been on a river cruise a few years ago, I wondered how the two would compare. The benefits of a travelling hotel (no need to constantly unpack and repack, or to worry about finding your next destination) were the same for both, as was the significant over supply...

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Managing Monday with Helen Keller: Take 2

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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