Author: Letters Editor

Alternative Burials: An Intriguing Issue

Jacky Powell, Cape Town – I take the Southern Cross weekly and my husband (not a Catholic) turns first to Conrad and the Church Chuckle over breakfast before reading the headlines (at least) while...

Married Priest’s Role Too Taxing?

Henry Sylvester, Cape Town – While your editorial on clerical celibacy valiantly attempts to make a case for the Church to possibly change or dispose of the “discipline” of celibacy, your argument highlights an...

Finding the Real Jesus of History

Fr Albert Nolan OP – Everyone I know who has read this book—and especially the members of my book club—have been deeply moved by the portrait of Jesus that emerges in Jesus: An Historical Approximation...

Let’s Look Again at Sacraments Fees

Maria Joag, Cape Town – Regarding the cost of the sacraments and the need for the Church to survive in Fr Chris Townsend’s column “Let’s talk about money”, I believe the Church needs good...

Let’s Extend The Prayer for South Africa

Adrian Kettle, Cape Town – The “Prayer for South Africa” is recited in our parish in Pinelands, Cape Town, after Masses and Communion services. Some of our members feel that it ought to be...