Category: Editorials

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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 Racism – An...

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How We Respond to Terror

Recent events have heightened anti-Muslim sentiments in the West — giving the terrorists a victory they seek. Last month’s terror attack on the Belgian capital Brussels, attributed to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), was an...

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Where to Get Catholic News

Reports in the secular media on the resignation of Cardinal Napier as archbishop of Durban last month had many Catholics severely confused. SABC TV News and Independent Newspapers used the terminology of the cardinal “stepping...

Sr Shelagh Mary Waspe preaches at the Saturday Mass as Bishop Barry Wood, Fr Kevin Randall and Fr Stephen Tully listen.

Opening the Pulpit

The lay preaching ministry would also help alleviate problems created by the shortage of priests. A constant refrain in the Church, from the pope down into the pews, concerns the perceived deficiency of quality...