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A Question of Survival

The lockdown and restrictions placed on societies in efforts to arrest the spread of the Covid-19 virus will cause great economic hardships on many people. For many — companies, small businesses and individuals —...

Faith In Time Of Corona

The devil is rubbing his hands, not with disinfectant but with glee, at the fear and panic that is consuming the world over the coronavirus, or Covid-19. The evil one, whichever way we may...

A Fallen Saint

  When Jean Vanier died at 90 last May, such was the perception of his holiness that many Catholics felt compelled to exclaim “Santo subito”—make him a saint now. The new, devastating revelations of...

Silence of the Pope’s Cry

Pope Francis has reportedly expressed his disappointment at the reception of his new document on the Amazon, Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazonia). The Holy Father is quite right to object that the focus was on...

To Beat the Devil

After his cousin John baptised him in the River Jordan, Jesus withdrew to a mountain in the desert to spend forty days and nights in battle with temptation.

Poison Fruits Of Failure

Thirty years ago South Africa cautiously entered a period of hope, prompted by the unbanning of the liberation movements by President FW de Klerk and the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years of...

God’s Open Door

The deaths of young and talented celebrities invariably shock us, more so when their lives are taken in tragic events. So it was recently when legendary US basketball star Kobe Bryant perished at the...

Time to Get Radical On Abuse

Every time it seems that the Catholic Church is making some progress in addressing the sex abuse scandal, new revelations of alleged abuse and their cover-up emerge. Among several disturbing stories hitting the news...

The New Pastoral Plan

After many years of extensive work and consultation,  today, January 26, will see the official launch of the local Church’s new pastoral plan at a Mass in Soweto’s Regina Mundi church. The new pastoral...

The Church in Public

One of the areas of tension between secularising societies and religion, especially Catholicism, is the secularist determination to drive religion out of the public discourse and into the margins of society, with the demand...

Commandments for the Road

This week the news will again report frightening statistics of road fatalities on South Africa’s highways as convoys of holiday-makers return home. South African drivers have a deserved reputation of being among the worst...

Jesus the Refugee

The feast of the Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of the divine nature of the human Jesus, the newborn King. But as we celebrate the visit of the magi, and with them pay homage to...