A Breath of Fresh Air?

BY ACTING EDITOR FR CHRIS CHATTERIS SJ A big Pope Francis story this year will be his anticipated encyclical on climate change. According to Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the encyclical and two meetings of faith leaders are being planned to feed into the United Nations Climate Change Conference […]

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Commitment to Love

Already one month into the new year and we meet our new underlying  theme for the year. PicknPay uses a keyword, “Inspired,” ABSA Bank uses “Prosper” so couldn’t we, as the Church or at least as families, use the word “Commitment”?

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Teach the Ten Commandments

When I learned recently that a certain farm worker in the valley where I live had spent 15 years in prison for murder, I was pretty shaken. My home is one of the most peaceful corners of South Africa. Surely there could be no murderer among us?

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Are there dogs in heaven?

A tearful child approached the Holy Father and explained that his little dog had died. With the skill of a natural pastor, the pope reassured the boy that there was room for all God’s creatures in heaven. And with this throwaway line, a debate blew up that went round the world.

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Movie Review – The Pyramid / The Imitation Game

The Pyramid By Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Cross “The Mummy” with “Aliens” and you get “The Pyramid” (Fox), a schlock horror film about scary things that go bump in the Egyptian night. Gregory Levasseur, in his directorial debut, adopts a documentary style (think herky-jerky camera movements) to tell the “true” […]

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Mass Readings January 25 – February 1, 2015

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekdays Cycle Year 1 Sunday January 25, Third Sunday Jonah 3:1-5, 10, Psalms 25:4-9, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, Mark 1:14-20 Monday January 26, Ss Timothy and Titus 2 Timothy 1:1-8, Psalms 96:1-3, 7-8, 10, Mark 3:22-30 Tuesday, January 27, St Angela Merici Hebrews 10:1-10, Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10-11, Mark 3:31-35 Wednesday, […]

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