Pope: Thank you for your prayers

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Pope Francis, in mourning for the deaths of his nephew’s wife and two small children, thanked people at his weekly general audience for their prayers.

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Mental illness: Little from the clergy

From Jill Hopwood, Port Elizabeth Father Ron  Rolheiser’s article “Suicide: Reclaiming memories” (July 30) was indeed a timeous read for my family and me, having some weeks before experienced the horror of all horrors.

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The mental health stigma

The recent death by suicide of the actor Robin Williams, who reportedly suffered from bipolar depression, brought the question of mental health into the public spotlight.

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Can I marry a Muslim in church?

My fiancée of nine years is Muslim and I am Catholic. We are supportive of each other’s religion and feel that as the fundamental beliefs are essentially similar, there is no need to convert. We would like to marry in the Catholic faith and in Islam. His imam is more than willing to marry us [...]

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Pope St Pius X: The reluctant pope

August 20 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Pope St Pius X. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER looks at the life and papacy of the man born Giuseppe Sarto.

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How a leadership academy was born

Some years after my arrival at the University of Natal, I was given special responsibility for students and management information, and gave up my original post as deputy vice-chancellor for Planning and Resources.

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