Pope: Abandoning the elderly is a sin

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Seeing the elderly only as a burden “is ugly. It’s a sin,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.

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Blessed to receive Radio Veritas

From Marion Jordaan, Pennington, KZN I  am blessed to be able to access Radio Veritas via DStv. I greatly look forward to Evening Prayer, followed by the Angelus and then the Rosary.

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A Poisonous Brew

Recent incidents of xenophobic violence have raised fears of a repeat of the anti-migrant pogroms of 2008, with a poisonous brew of prejudice and criminality seeming to bubble beneath the surface of our society.

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The Catholic vibe of Munich

Munich is a metropole in which cultures meet — but the Catholic history of the city is ever-present, GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER writes.

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From Jesus to the Church

From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation, by Craig A Evans. Westminster John Knox Press (2014). 176 pp. Reviewed by Mona Castelazo CSJ

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Xenophobia: It’s real

Last month we watched as foreigners again became targets of violence. For a week the media focused on horrific scenes showing South Africans looting shops owned by immigrants.

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