From John Lee, Johannesburg I applaud the editorial in The Southern Cross of February 26 asking whether we are evangelising and doing so in imitation of Christ. Unfortunately, the word evangelise is still seen by many Catholics as somewhat “Protestant”. In the past, “mission” was seen as conveying to non-Catholics the glories of the one, true [...]
Laudate omnes gentes – is the first line of Psalm 117 in Latin. In our parish it is sung in place of the Alleluia during Lent. In case you didn’t a) Know the Latin or b) Know what it meant – here’s the Latin and the translation. Laudate omnes gentes, laudate Dominum Sing praises, all you peoples, [...]
Over the past decade or so, the Catholic Church worldwide has taken a thorough and not unmerited beating over scandals of sexual abuse and their cover-up.
BY ANTHONY GATHAMBIRI IMC Welcome to Lent, brothers and sisters. It is a season of calming down and giving ourselves good introspection. Only by examining ourselves can Lent have a meaning in our lives and our faith.
Pope Francis has inspired millions around the world. CLAIRE MATHIESON talked to South Africans about how they have been inspired by the pope.
‘So what of it if your pope is called a ‘Marxist’? It might be inaccurate, but both seem to rightly criticise the alienating factor of capitalism and the culture of greed it spawns.” This is how my non-Catholic friend from New York responded after he read my last column in The Southern Cross about “the Catholic [...]
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