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Christ: the Key to our Solidarity

I  am writing this more or less as my plane to London is flying 30 000m over Paris. Inevitably, my thoughts and prayers go out to the people of that beautiful city affected by the recent terrorist outrages.

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Souls after death

Where do our Souls go after Death?

The soul is defined as “a pure spirit, subject of thought, distinct from the body, that survives bodily death” (Dictionary of the Bible, by JL McKenzie SJ). The physicist Paul Davies suggests that “the soul may indeed go somewhere on bodily release”, even suggesting that it may enter the cosmos and maybe become part of […]

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Are you the Messiah?

There is a story about the Messiah, a community and peace which I really like very much. It’s from M Scott Peck’s book The Different Drum, and is titled “The Rabbi’s Gift”. It goes like this:

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Archbishop Hurley’s Presence was Felt Everywhere

The Church in Durban celebrated the centenary of the birth of Archbishop Denis Hurley in great style. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER shares his impressions.

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Doctor: People should know environmental causes of illness

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Patients have a right to a diagnosis that includes the possible causes of their illness, not just treatment addressing the symptoms, said a doctor invited to a Vatican-sponsored congress.

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The Trap of Prostitution

When Jesus ministered to and even socialised with prostitutes, he gave his followers a mandate to aid these most widely reviled women in society.

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Hurley Centenary in Pictures

The Church in Durban celebrated the centenary of the birth of Archbishop Denis Hurley in great style: there were Masses with special preachers, lectures and workshops, the official opening of the Denis Hurley Centre and a gala World Religions in Concert. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER was there to take these photos.

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Bishops’ rules for Blessed Oil

After consultation with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the bishops of the SACBC have decided as follows regarding the blessed oil commonly referred to as “oil of gladness” by others.

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People aren't listening

People on their phones aren’t listening to you, let alone Jesus

A family that doesn’t eat together is ‘hardly a family,’ pope says By Junno Arocho Esteves A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said. “When children at the dinner table are glued to the computer, or the […]

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End Corruption to Fund Education

From Roy Glover, Tzaneen Of course education should be free for all! If the government took effective steps to stamp out corruption and reduce the number of inefficient officials there would be more than sufficient money available.

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