Author: Letters Editor

What if Mary Had Said No?

Nicolette Whittle, Kroonstad – The column “The problem with loving Mary too much”  reflects the writer Arinze Joseph Ani’s concern regarding Marian devotion. Mr Ani writes that many Christian denominations unfairly condemn the Church...

I Still Don’t Understand! Communion for Non-Catholics?

With regard to the ongoing debate on Communion for non-Catholics, the Catechism of the Catholic Church in the section on the Seven Sacraments of the Church says: “Only validly ordained priests can preside at the Eucharist and consecrate the bread and the wine so that they become the Body and Blood of the Lord” (1411).

Jesus’ Agony Over the Weight of Sin

In one of his columns, Fr Ron Rolheiser OMI mentions the reason for Jesus’ agony in the garden. He says that it was not easy for Jesus to link with a divine source outside himself in prayer. He then concludes that this was the reason for his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Francis is Not my Preferred Pope

I would have preferred Cardinal Wilfrid Napier as pope. We all have our predilections. Take note, however, that I never wrote that I find this pope unworthy. That is for God to decide.
It is a pity that I cannot explain to Mr Tonin in The Southern Cross why I don’t like Pope Francis

Are Property Rights a Civil Liberty?

A nod at the right to private property, followed by a dismissal of it is unfortunate. Church teaching regards the holding of private property as natural and positive. This is made clear in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and in Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891).

Cartoon on ‘Bad Popes’ Not Good!

Liz Blunden Gunter, George – I  would respectfully like to suggest that the Conrad cartoon (and also the Church Chuckle) on your back page be more carefully screened/monitored. The Conrad cartoon (March 14) was...

Forge Ahead with the Love of God

It’s all about the attitude, the power of being positive. You can see, or perhaps experience it, in sport: you don’t score runs at cricket if you play defensively; you can’t win at rugby or soccer if you spend all your time defending your own line. It’s very difficult to win at tennis if you concentrate only on returning your opponent’s shots.