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The Mandela Cult

A recent opinion piece in the secular press by a young writer took issue with the “Mandelification of the struggle”. In her Sunday Independent article, Mailaka wa Azania points to “a deliberate process of socialisation spanning decades” that constructed a personality cult around Nelson Mandela which ignores the contribution of others—individuals, movements and the unnamed […]

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20 years since Another Great Encyclical

While Pope Francis’ new encyclical Laudato Si’ is enjoying wide publicity, few people are aware this year also marks the 20th anniversary of another powerfully prophetic social justice and peace encyclical: Evangelium Vitae (“The Gospel of Life”).

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The Case for Traditional Initiation

Few things expose the grave consequences of the breakdown of the family structure in our black communities as the tragic deaths of some boys who go for the school of circumcision.

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Schoolchildren Learn about Nuns’ Life Behind the Grille

By Cori Fugere Urban, Catholic News Service The joy of youth met the joy of consecrated religious life when sixth-graders from St. Francis Xavier School in Winooski visited the Benedictine nuns of the Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Westfield.

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Corrections on the words of Quran

From Fr Christopher Clohessy, Cape Town Just some tiny corrections to John Lee’s letter about the Quran (July 8). Mr Lee is right about the lack of reciprocity in Christian-Muslim dialogue. But a marvel of the Gospel is the lack of demand for reciprocity. We love, whether or not we are loved in return. Dialogue’s […]

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At the Lord’s Table

The question of how to provide pastoral care to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics will form a focal and contentious part in the Synod of Bishops on the Family in October.

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