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The Mandela Cult

A recent opinion piece in the secular press by a young writer took issue with the “Mandelification of the struggle”. In her Sunday Independent article, Mailaka wa Azania points to “a deliberate process of socialisation spanning decades” that constructed a personality cult around Nelson Mandela which ignores the contribution of others—individuals, movements and the unnamed […]

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At the Lord’s Table

The question of how to provide pastoral care to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics will form a focal and contentious part in the Synod of Bishops on the Family in October.

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An Economic Revolution?

When the global financial crisis of 2008 hit, the politicians’ promise was that economic policy would change for the better, that the bankers and speculators whose machinations created the crisis would be held to account.

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Living with Muslims

The deeply troubling reports of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Pakistan and parts of Africa, and anti-Muslim sentiments in the West, are feeding a sense of the religions being at war with another.

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Selecting New Bishops

In June, two news stories highlighted the method by which the pope selects bishops.

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Pope’s Green Blueprint

Like the saint of Assisi whose name he adopted upon his pontifical election in 2013, Pope Francis uses his platform to speak truth to power.

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