Author: Toni Rowland

Where Did You Come From, And Where Are You Going?

‘Where on earth did you come from and where in heaven do you think you’re going?” This question is the core of a little booklet with the title “Our Catholic Heritage”, produced by MARFAM some 15 years ago.  These questions are still as relevant but the situations of families and of our countries and our world are changing continually.

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Women: Genius or Victim?

Toni Rowland examines women ‘s roles past and present – why they changed and why they are not perfect right now When we chose “Gender Justice” as Marfam’s family theme for August, I suppose...

Let’s Hear it For Gogo and Oupa

As the Church celebrates the feast of the grandparents of Jesus this month, we’ve chosen that aspect of family life for reflection in July. Some introductory thoughts: “Grandparents, as they grow older, may have...

What’s a Talk-Walk?

Into the second month of the new year means it’s a bit late for resolutions, but maybe still a time for checking out what they were and how we’re doing so far. When I first conceptualised...

Even Children Can Be Inspirational

As I was going through some old writings I came across a column I wrote nearly ten years ago about inspiration, probably at the time when a local supermarket chain adopted the slogan “Inspired...

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Angels are God’s Agents

Angels seem to be quite popular, though more in esoteric circles than Catholic circles these days, like the end times, and what is sometimes known as the Rapture.  There is much in apocalyptic literature...