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Raising Our Boy with Autism

Janine Scott dos Santos’ son has autism, a condition still not understood well by society. Here she shares her journey. ‘These days, everybody has a label. When we were kids, there was no autism,...

Marfam Goes Digital

Like many other NGOs and Church movements, the family ministry Marfam is experiencing financial difficulties, and is trying to address them by adopting new strategies. “We’ve managed to be a promoter of family awareness,...

A Painting That Teaches the Nativity

A14th-century altarpiece from Siena, Italy, tells the story of the Nativity in perfect visual terms, as Jem Sullivan explains. ‘Jesus was born in a humble stable, into a poor family. Simple shepherds were the ...

Vatican: No to Killer Robots

Fully automated and autonomous lethal weapons systems must be banned now before they become a reality in tomorrow’s wars, a Vatican representative said. The development of robotic weapons or “killer robots” will provide “the...

Go to the Holy Land, if You Can

Recently I had the most wonderful opportunity to visit the Holy Land. Friends of mine invited me and I did not have to think twice about it, because visiting the Holy Land was always...

Pope: God Wants Quiet Humility, Not Showy Altruism

While all Christians are called to help those in need, they must fight against the temptation of boasting about their gifts of charity to seek attention, Pope Francis said. Before praying the Angelus prayer...

The Beautiful Abbot Pfanner Trappist Trail     

A group of hiking pilgrims completed the Abbot Pfanner Trappist Trail in KwaZulu-Natal. BARBARA MASON was in that group and recorded her experience. Our group of pilgrims set off from Mariannhill Monastery in Pinetown,...

25th Sunday of the Year Reflection

By  Fr John Allen Green OFM – Before 313, the church was on the bottom of society, which is the privileged vantage point for understanding the liberating power of Gospel for both the individual...