Catholics will be exasperated by the periodic claims by experts, many of them self-proclaimed, that Jesus did not exist or that “new findings” reveal some controversy or other about him.
Recent reports from Pakistan of Christians being sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy, and even murdered for it, should alarm not only other Christians, but all people of goodwill.
It seems that all pronouncements by Pope Francis which defy the secular world’s preconceived notions about the Church are being hailed as revolutionary breakthroughs, even if they merely restate long-held positions.
Church leaders, especially in the higher levels of the hierarchy, have a particular responsibility to represent the Christian virtues of charity and honesty, especially in public.
God’s laws are meant to lead all people to Christ and his glory — and if they do not, then they are obsolete. In fact, the scholars of the law in Jesus’ day were so wrapped up in doctrine as an end in itself that they were unable to see that Jesus was leading people [...]
GUEST EDITORIAL BY MICHAEL SHACKLETON Mission Sunday should be taken seriously by African Catholics in general and Southern African Catholics in particular.
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