Category: Editorials

A rosary hangs from a statue of Jesus at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, N.Y. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Halftime in the Holy Year

We have passed the halfway point of the extraordinary Year of Mercy, and this presents us with a timely opportunity to take stock of the impact the Holy Year has had on our Church,...

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Surviving the Fires

Winter is the season of fires in informal settlements as the use of hazards such as paraffin and open flames to heat and light dwellings increases. t takes one small mishap with a stove...

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The Scorched Earth Protests

The destructive manner in which political protest is increasingly expressed in South Africa is intolerable. here is no defence for the vandalism and burning of public property. When protesters damage or destroy schools, municipal...

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A Gift of Ourselves

Readers will be touched this week by the story of a Port Elizabeth priest with a debilitating illness who is campaigning for awareness on organ donation. r Xolisile Augustine Kondlo, 37, is himself in...

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A Culture of Impunity

This year South Africa’s judiciary has declared its intolerance for the disease of impunity that has infected the country, from top to bottom. More Stories: The Mother Teresa Debate The Church Can’t Exclude People...

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Reverence at Mass

A persistent complaint over the past few decades has concerned the perceived decay of appropriate reverence at Mass. hose of traditionalist stripe tend to blame the Second Vatican Council and its liturgical reforms for...

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Give South Africa Some Hope!

Many South Africans owe Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng an apology after greeting his appointment as chief justice of the Constitutional Court in 2011 with much cynicism. More Stories: The Mother Teresa Debate The Church Can’t...