Perth: CHOGM – Charter of Values?

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was on when I arrived in Perth. I would have loved to have gone and listened, but it is not open to the public. I think this would be a good idea. Interestingly the Queen was advocating that governments listen to the people. I also advocate that. I… Continue reading

Mary MacKillop: A Sacred Heart of Strength

There have been many great women in Australia. Mary MacKillip is well known here and her story has been told. She actually came from Scottish heritage. The Scots had quite an impact here in Australia, very strong people. Mary lived with difficult conditions, traditions in the church, gender issues, politics, abuse of children and her… Continue reading


Mohandas Gandhi

“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong”