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Fight the Real Enemy

The day after the terror attacks in Beirut and Paris, a group of Palestinians stood outside the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the birthplace of the Prince of Peace, holding the French Tricolor and the Lebanese cedar flag in solidarity with the victims and survivors of these outrages.

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The Trap of Prostitution

When Jesus ministered to and even socialised with prostitutes, he gave his followers a mandate to aid these most widely reviled women in society.

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Attacks on Pope Francis

This may be the most startling comment to emerge on last month’s Synod on the Family: “Never in my lifetime have I heard of bishops and cardinals being so disrespectful of a pope, challenging his organisation of this synod, even a few referring to him as a Protestant and threatening a fractured Church if he […]

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Deo Gratias for Archbishop Hurley

From Charles DJ Vezasie, Johannesburg As the South African Church prepares to honour the late Archbishop Denis Hurley OMI, who would have turned 100 on November 9, I reminisce on my experience with His Grace, recalling his “larger than life” presence.

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The Great Denis Hurley

During the dark days of apartheid, a group of bishops met with President PW Botha in a bid to present their concerns to the government. At one point, Mr Botha presumed that Cardinal Owen McCann of Cape Town was a missionary bishop, telling him that if he did not like South Africa’s system, he could […]

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Fruits of a Synod

GUEST EDITORIAL BY FR RUSSELL POLLITT After three weeks of intense work at the Synod of Bishops on the Family, no significant changes to Church discipline or doctrine are on the cards.

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