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Assumption reading disappoints

Fr Bonaventure Hinwood OMI, Pretoria I was seriously disappointed when I listened to the first reading for the Mass of the Assumption to find that they have left out the second part of the opening sentence.

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Biography of Hymns: ‘How Great Thou Art’

Sweden’s gifts to the world of music include pop giants ABBA, the great soprano Birgit Nilson, the classical composer Carl Michael Bellman — and one of the world’s most beloved hymn. “How Great Thou Art” has topped many polls of favourite hymns, most notably one conducted by the BBC’s Songs of Praise programme.

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How can we fix SA’s economy?

On August 7, I listened with great interest when Jeff Radebe , the minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, released the government’s comprehensive framework for implementing the National Development Plan (NDP) over the next five years.

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10 years of Bible Sunday

BY BR MIKE CHALMERS Next week the Church in Southern Africa will mark annual Bible Week, followed by Bible Sunday on August 31. BR MIKE CHALMERS explains why these events are important.

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Pope: Thank you for your prayers

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Pope Francis, in mourning for the deaths of his nephew’s wife and two small children, thanked people at his weekly general audience for their prayers.

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Mental illness: Little from the clergy

From Jill Hopwood, Port Elizabeth Father Ron  Rolheiser’s article “Suicide: Reclaiming memories” (July 30) was indeed a timeous read for my family and me, having some weeks before experienced the horror of all horrors.

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