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CWD: May this Agency Rise from the Ashes

  My personal association with Catholic Welfare & Development (CWD)—the welfare agency of the archdiocese of Cape Town which had to close its doors in November—makes me think of the 1980s. It calls to...

CWD: Requiem for a Great Organisation

Once it was one of the great welfare organisations of the Southern African Church; in November it closed its doors. Over two articles, SYDNEY DUVAL looks at the growth and legacy of Catholic Welfare & Development,...

Catholic Political Analyst: Our New Cabinet

 By Mike Pothier – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet contains quite a number of bold and unexpected appointments, and he has certainly shifted the balance in favour of female and younger politicians. At the same...

In Search of the Historical Jesus

The study of the historical Jesus was the subject of a day-long workshop delivered by three leading biblical scholars. The workshop was presented at Holy Redeemer parish in Bergvliet, Cape Town, by Oblate Father...

Bishops: Don’t Abuse ‘Gift of the Car’

By Mandla Zibi – With more road carnage expected this Easter holidays, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha said Christians should apologise for having abused the “gift of the car” when driving. The prelate, who...

Our Own Exodus From Egypt

Guest editorial: Fikile Moya – There seems to be an appetite among some modern Christians to downplay the Jewish roots of their faith It is as though the only scriptures worth paying attention to are...

Ask a Toddler Why Jesus Was Crucified

By Sheldon Vandrey – Every year on Good Friday at 10:00, our parish of the Holy Spirit in Arcadia, Port Elizabeth, hosts its Passion play, performed by the youth group and other young people in...

Suicide: Time to Debunk the Myths

Suicide is still shrouded in myths, fallacies, misconceptions and misunderstandings — and they need to be debunked, writes DAVID CAPEL from personal experience in this tragic form of death. Eight years ago my girlfriend...