Category: Editorials

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Give South Africa Some Hope!

Many South Africans owe Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng an apology after greeting his appointment as chief justice of the Constitutional Court in 2011 with much cynicism. More Stories: Racism – An Overdue Debate Stop the...

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How We Respond to Terror

Recent events have heightened anti-Muslim sentiments in the West — giving the terrorists a victory they seek. Last month’s terror attack on the Belgian capital Brussels, attributed to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), was an...

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Where to Get Catholic News

Reports in the secular media on the resignation of Cardinal Napier as archbishop of Durban last month had many Catholics severely confused. SABC TV News and Independent Newspapers used the terminology of the cardinal “stepping...

Sr Shelagh Mary Waspe preaches at the Saturday Mass as Bishop Barry Wood, Fr Kevin Randall and Fr Stephen Tully listen.

Opening the Pulpit

The lay preaching ministry would also help alleviate problems created by the shortage of priests. A constant refrain in the Church, from the pope down into the pews, concerns the perceived deficiency of quality...

The real-life Boston globe journalists who brought to light the cover-up of abuse in the archdiocese of Philadelphia. (Photo: Twitter.com)

Spotlight on the Church

When the film Spotlight won this year’s Oscar for Best Movie, many Catholics will have choked a little. The film’s subject matter is difficult to swallow: it charts the investigation by the Boston Globe newspaper...