Americans and Russians living in or near a large city or major military installation are within 30 minutes of possibly being incinerated by nuclear weapons. And when considering that radiation fallout from a nuclear attack would hurt virtually everyone, we are all threatened by nuclear weapons.
From Frank Bompas, Johannesburg Over the past few weeks The Southern Cross has carried letters from John Lee and some others on the issue of the correct way to receive Communion, as well as the posture people should have during Mass.
The systematic rape of women and children has always been a weapon of war, and this remains unchanged. Innumerable accounts from survivors of mass rape exist, even from recent conflicts.
Soon South Africa could see its very first beatification if the pope decides to beatify the martyr Benedict Daswa. STUART GRAHAM finds out more.
BY FR RALPH DE HAHN Despite the incredible advances in medical science and psychotherapy all humanity suffers under the sentence of death. This suffering is woven into the very fabric of human experience.
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- Nuclear weapons still threaten the world August 1, 2014
- Avoid obsession with minor issues July 31, 2014
- The rape epidemic July 30, 2014
- Benedict Daswa: Good news soon? July 29, 2014
- It’s Church teaching: Pay workers justly July 28, 2014