Category: Editorials

bishops

Let’s Pray for our Bishops

Should an enterprising researcher conduct a survey of what quality lay people appreciate most in priests and bishops, humility would doubtless rank highly, perhaps even top such a poll. One often hears lay people...

(The Southern Cross)

Is South Africa a Nation of Rape?

While President Jacob Zuma took to the podium to sign off the results of last month’s municipal elections, a protest by a group of women reminded the nation of his rape trial ten years...

greed

New Political Realities in SA

Before the local government elections in August, the African National Congress controlled five out of the six metros with populations of above a million. Now the ANC controls two and the Democratic Alliance four....

St Eugne de Mazenod and St Dominic

Thank You, Missionaries

The Church in Southern Africa was built by missionaries. Men and women belonging to diverse religious orders left home and family, mostly in Europe, to spread the Gospel on the southern tip of Africa...

A statue of St Francis with religious symbols at the entry to the Eremo delle Carceri sanctuary near Assisi. St Francis travelled to Damietta, in modern-day Egypt, to talk about peace with an Islamic leader. Such a dialogue is needed today.

Beating the Terrorists

The terrorists are winning in the West — and the West shares in the responsibility for that. The aim of jihadist terrorism is to strike fear, prejudice and hatred into the hearts of Westerners....

voting

Vote Wisely

When South Africans go to the polls on August 3 to elect their municipal governments, more will be at stake than which local politicians and community leaders are voted into positions of influence. This...

medianews

Call in the Media Experts

The Church’s handling of the distressing news of Oblate Father Patrick Mohohlo Maselwane’s death this month has provided an object lesson in how not to do public relations in the modern media age of...