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The Three in One Thought for the day Published on 23 Oct 2020  I bind unto myself today The strong Name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same The Three in One and One in Three.  St Patrick’s Breastplate   Image: a man standing silhouetted against a beautiful sunrise

 I bind unto myself today The strong Name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same The Three in One and One in Three. 

St Patrick’s Breastplate 

Pope Francis: “Wealth can force us to build walls. Jesus, instead, invites His disciples to transform goods and riches into relationships, because people are worth more than things, they are more valuable than any riches we possess.”
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School culture at the heart of shaping new education futures

In a previous article, Mark Potterton described the educational potential of technology but cautioned against reducing learning to an online experience. In this piece, he emphasises the importance of a school culture that fosters interpersonal relationship as its core value. Technology becomes a powerful tool to enhance the learning experience but does not replace the human connections that are at the heart of education.

It was a Friday evening unlike any other.

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- Matthew Charlesworth SJ
“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family… nobody should be thrown out,” says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is in the headlines again after a documentary film by the Russian Jew, Evgeny Afineevsky, was premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday. This time the Pope is strongly advocating for ‘civil unions’. Matthew Charlesworth writes about why this is not necessarily new, but it is a strong signal to members of the Church in countries that currently criminalise homosexuals to work for their legal protection. This follows from the Pope’s insistence that “nobody should be thrown out.”

This article was updated to include the Press Statement of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) on Friday, 23 October 2020 1pm.

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