Author: Letters Editor

Women Deacons: No Resolution?

Patrick Dacey, Johannesburg – It is disappointing Pope Francis’ commission appointed to ascertain the merits of women becoming deacons has stalled. “Papa” Francis has displayed many acts of wisdom in his papacy, but on...

Gandhi’s Legacy: What Remains?

QX Nobin, Pietermaritzburg – What is left of the legacy of the Mahatma Gandhi today? Moandas Gandhi came to South Africa in 1893 to do legal work. Here he faced white racism against Indian...

Consecrated Chastity the Core of My Life

Sr Brigid Rose Tiernan, Johannesburg – Michael Shackleton’s guest editorial entitled “Celibacy needs more explainingCelibacy Needs More Explaining” calls me to respond. I have tried to live the three vows of evangelical poverty, responsible...

Keeping Southern Cross Alive!

Dominic Sam, Port Elizabeth – The editorial “A question of survival” refers. In conversation with a Catholic priest some years ago, he mentioned that the growth and understanding of the faith of a parish...

Act by Setting up Abuse Committees

Mervyn Pollitt, Waterfall, KZN – As reported in an interview with Ricardo da Silva SJ on Spotlight.Africa, Sr Hermenegild Makoro CPS, general-secretary of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, called for action rather than...