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The Church’s healing gift

In a perceptive column last week, our writer Sarah-Leah Pimentel proposed that Catholics make use of the sacrament of reconciliation as a part of an interior spring-clean. She described confession as “the gift the Church gives us to approach Christ in childlike trust and know that all things will be made new in the light [...]

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Saint Denis Hurley?

This week a reader proposes that a cause for the canonisation of Archbishop Denis Hurley OMI be launched. The idea to put the late archbishop on the road to eventual sainthood will resonate with many who knew and admired the long-serving archbishop of Durban.

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Mission field Internet

Since about the turn of the century, the definition of friendship has assumed new forms which benefit society, and can aid the Church in its mission to evangelise. The way people relate to one another has changed since the advent of the Internet, especially by social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but also [...]

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Stand up to the SABC

Catholics will feel snubbed by the decision by the SABC to renege on its promise, made in 2010, to broadcast the pope’s Christmas Eve Mass live every year. This is an issue around which Catholics must be called to unite.

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The mental health stigma

The recent death by suicide of the actor Robin Williams, who reportedly suffered from bipolar depression, brought the question of mental health into the public spotlight.

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Catholics and atheists

Pope Benedict XVI surprised many in 2011 when he invited atheists to participate in his interfaith peace gathering in Assisi. Likewise, Pope Francis is comfortable talking about matters of faith with atheists, as he did in two interviews with Italian veteran journalist Eugenio Scalfari.

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