Movie Review – Mortdecai / Blackhat

Mortdecai By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – The action comedy “Mortdecai” (Lionsgate) tries to evoke the genius of British novelist P.G. Wodehouse while also conjuring up the sort of movies parodied by the “Austin Powers” series. But in place of the effervescent satiric champagne the film clearly attempts to supply, viewers […]

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Beating Swords into Plowshares

“In the days to come, the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills,” writes the prophet Isaiah. “Many peoples shall come and say: Come, let us go up to the Lord’s mountain … that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk […]

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Pilgrims in the modern world: Daily Reflections for Lent

PILGRIMS IN THE MODERN WORLD: Daily Reflections for Lent, by Frances Correia & Raymond Perrier. Published by the Jesuit Institute, Johannesburg. R65. Reviewed by Grant Tungay SJ

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Use Words of Empathy, not Spite

Karin Human, Pretoria We often are blinded into thinking that people holding up signs at traffic lights are the only ones battling. However, around us, at all times, there are people who are battling due to unemployment, rising costs and many other challenges. They are people whom we see every day at work, sit next […]

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Discipline and Dignity

Pope Francis got himself into some hot water this month when he seemed to endorse some forms of physical punishment for children.

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What Value is our Lenten Sacrifice?

We are to do penance for our sins and Lent is a good time to concentrate on this. The early Christians seem to have undertaken severe fasts during their days. Now I, as an “old lady”, no longer bound by Church law to observe the Lenten fast, am wondering whether my little Lenten sacrifices are […]

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