Author: Editor

Catastrophic Leadership on Abuse

The resignation of an abuse survivor from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is an indictment of the Vatican’s commitment to responding appropriately to a festering scandal. It is deplorable that 15...

Lenten Joy and Pain

For Catholics, and some other Christians, it is part of life’s cultural tradition to make the sacrifice of giving up some luxury or vice for Lent – sweets, alcohol, cursing, Facebook. Even among those who...

Where’s the Decency?

This week’s editorial looks at the decline of decency especially with regards to the recent alarming developments in the US. So much has been written on the personality and actions of US President Donald...

No Divine Mandate

This week’s editorial examines the claims by President Jacob Zuma that his party has been given a ‘divine right to rule’ Recently President Jacob Zuma clumsily admonished churches not to get involved in his...

Our Fight Against Corruption

Are the ANC “looting the State coffers?” This week’s editorial looks at the state of government corruption, past and present The health of a democracy can be judged by the extent of the corruption...

What We Pray for in 2017

The year 2016 will be remembered by many as an annus horribilis, a year that brought little by way of good news. Perhaps the Holy Spirit was at work when Pope Francis declared the...

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Challenging the Pope

This Week’s Editorial looks at disunity in the very heart of the Church.  The unity of the Catholic Church is shaken when a small group of cardinals publicly insinuate that they believe the pope may...