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God’s Call to Service

This year’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations, observed by the Church throughout the world on April 26, has a special resonance since it coincides with the current Year of the Consecrated Life.

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Why Zapiro Cartoon Offended

Many Catholics expressed concern over a cartoon by Zapiro which used the crucifixion to make its political point. In the cartoon, embattled Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi is seen hanging on a cross on a hill as his trade union adversaries S’dumo Dlamini and Bheki Ntshalintshali walk away, carrying hammers.

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Bless the Peacemakers

During the Israeli election campaign last month, Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, ruled out the possibility of a sovereign Palestinian state.

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The Fact of the Resurrection of Jesus

BY DEACON GREG GARNIE The pinnacle of all four gospels is the Resurrection of Jesus. As events go, this is the most dramatic turning point in human history, thanks to the faith conviction of the disciples of Jesus down the ages.

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The Turin Shroud: Fact or fiction?

On Good Friday we behold the Lord on the Cross, sharing in the despair of his followers at the cruel death Jesus suffers. Unlike the disciples on that Friday, we live with the joyful anticipation of the Risen Christ.

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Pastoral incorrectness

At a time when the Church places new accents in its mission to evangelise those of no belief and those who have left the Church, a special responsibility resides with all the faithful to take care in how we present Catholic beliefs.

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