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Category: Editorials

Stop the Lies

The Eighth Commandment admonishes us not to bear false witness—but the sin of lying is becoming ever-more easy to commit as our access to means of communication increases. When we spread false information on...

Are We Ready to Reopen Churches?

Catholics are longing to be united again in the Mass and to receive the Eucharist. And so the voices for churches to be reopened will grow louder as the stages of lockdown decrease. Indeed,...

Church Must be Political, But Not Biased

The bishops of Germany marked the 75th anniversary of the defeat of the Third Reich with a remarkably frank statement which acknowledged the complicity of their predecessors in various Nazi crimes, in particular their...

A Crack in Everything

We know that the world will not be the same when we emerge from our coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions. Some of these changes will be material. Economies have crashed; businesses we used to patronise...

A New World

  We are currently going through a crisis which is described by some as a “black swan event”: an unexpected, uncommon and widereaching situation that has severe consequences, usually accompanied by claims that they...

The Cardinal Pell Case: Justice and Truth

In all the responses to the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell of charges of sexual abuse by Australia’s High Court, both the cardinal and the president of the Australian bishops’ conference struck the right...

Our Easter In A Time Of Adversity And Hope

  Guest editorial by Sheila Pires – ‘I  have seen the Lord,” announced Mary Magdalene to the disciples. The last weeks of Lent have put many of us to the test. We found ourselves having...

Where is God?

Guest editorial: Frs Kelvin Banda OP, Stephen Beru M.Afr & Isaac Zachariah Mutelo OP As the coronavirus crisis causes disruptions and even lockdowns in our societies, many people seek answers as to why this disease...

A Question of Survival

The lockdown and restrictions placed on societies in efforts to arrest the spread of the Covid-19 virus will cause great economic hardships on many people. For many — companies, small businesses and individuals —...

Faith In Time Of Corona

The devil is rubbing his hands, not with disinfectant but with glee, at the fear and panic that is consuming the world over the coronavirus, or Covid-19. The evil one, whichever way we may...

A Fallen Saint

  When Jean Vanier died at 90 last May, such was the perception of his holiness that many Catholics felt compelled to exclaim “Santo subito”—make him a saint now. The new, devastating revelations of...