Author: Letters Editor

Valuing the Priesthood

Peter Hendricks, Cape Town – Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg, who called for the excommunication of all priests who abuse minors (November 7), should be given the Nobel Peace Prize. His statement shows how...

Trading in Arms is Never Christian

Roy Glover, Knysna – There is so much truth in your editorial “The profit in war”. What has happened is what historian Oswald Spengler predicted a century ago: democracy has become plutocracy, rule by...

Cycling ’Round Heaven All Day…

Fr Sean Collins CSsr, Howick, KZN – The report on the Legion of Mary starting its first South African praesidium 85 years ago in Port Elizabeth reminded me of that exceptional nun, Irish Dominican Sr Evangelist...

Prayer for Priests

Pat Rother, Cape Town – With all the trouble in the Catholic Church, I feel we need to pray for our priests. There are thousands of priests affected by what some have done. We...

Answers on Jesuit Abuse Case

Fr David Rowan SJ, Regional superior, Society of Jesus in South Africa – Although all the issues raised have been addressed in numerous media recently, the Southern Cross letter “Clear answers now on abuse”...