Category: Editorials

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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...

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Truth and Truthfulness

While apartheid is no more on the statute books, the Diakonia Council of Churches (DCC) persists in its worthy task of discouraging racial and any other prejudices that are still haunting the social fabric...

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Pontiffs of the Present Day

Armenia is the latest land to receive a papal pastoral visit, as we report in this issue. Pope Francis’ intent was to promote Christian unity there and also to honour the survival of Armenian...

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Married Life as the Full Catastrophe

Guest editorial by Michael Shackleton – In the 1960s movie Zorba the Greek, based on the best-selling novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba is asked: “Are you married?” His disarmingly hyperbolic response is: “Yes, I’m married....

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Schools Must Aid Healing

Guest Editorial by  Mduduzi Qwabe- During the days of apartheid, one of the propaganda tools used by the administration was the national school curriculum. n the current climate of racial unease, the case for...

A rosary hangs from a statue of Jesus at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, N.Y. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Halftime in the Holy Year

We have passed the halfway point of the extraordinary Year of Mercy, and this presents us with a timely opportunity to take stock of the impact the Holy Year has had on our Church,...

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Surviving the Fires

Winter is the season of fires in informal settlements as the use of hazards such as paraffin and open flames to heat and light dwellings increases. t takes one small mishap with a stove...

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The Scorched Earth Protests

The destructive manner in which political protest is increasingly expressed in South Africa is intolerable. here is no defence for the vandalism and burning of public property. When protesters damage or destroy schools, municipal...

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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...