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Pope’s Green Blueprint

Like the saint of Assisi whose name he adopted upon his pontifical election in 2013, Pope Francis uses his platform to speak truth to power.

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Educating Beyond the Mind

GUEST EDITORIAL BY KENNY PASENSIE Most South Africans will have been at a loss for words when they learned of reports of racial segregation at a private school in Pretoria.

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A Church on the Right Path

After many years and several false starts, the Vatican is finally on the right track in addressing the difficult issue of sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church.

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Sense of the Faithful

After 62% of Ireland’s population voted against the position represented by the Catholic Church in last month’s referendum on gay marriage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin spoke about a “social revolution” which requires introspection by the Church.

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Answering God

The central objective of our faith is the hope of salvation at the hour of our death; and our chief reason for living with Christ, more than any of our earthly needs, is to prepare us well for the eternal life in the presence of our loving Father.

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A Church that is Poor

For all the financial reforms which Pope Francis is instituting, all his calls for greater simplicity, and all his engagement for the poor of the world, the critics of the Church will continue to perceive the institution as being beset by corruption and hypocrisy, not always fairly.

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