The decision by Pope Benedict XVI to renounce the papacy has been rightly described by many as courageous and wise. It requires great humility to acknowledge that one is no longer able to exercise the office one has been entrusted with; it takes courage to break a centuries-old custom, especially in an institution which is [...]
Why was it necessary for the English version of the Mass to be given to us in a new translation? Did the authorities not understand that ordinary Catholics now have to replace their familiar missals with new ones that are practically unaffordable, particularly for pensioners? Will the local dioceses subsidise the poorer members of the [...]
Guest editorial by Fr Seàn Wales CSsR And is it true? And is it true, This most tremendous tale of all, Seen in a stained-glass window’s hue, A Baby in an ox’s stall? The Maker of the stars and sea Become a Child on earth for me?
From Rino Nicky, Hilton, KZN In regard to your November 21 headline “Latinam loquemur!” – what a gaffe! Latinam makes the language a female – a big mistake even in our feminist-sensitive society. Latinus is an adjective, not a noun. Lingua latina is the Latin language, Sermo latinus is Latin speech.
A SMALL TOWN NEAR AUSCHWITZ: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust, by Mary Fulbrook. Oxford University Press, 2012. 448pp. ISBN: 978-0-19-960330-5 Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Just two days before beginning a pastoral journey to the Middle East, Pope Benedict XVI launched an appeal to all Christians in the region to respond to social and political tensions and insecurity by being hopeful, active builders of peace and reconciliation.
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