Category: Editorials 2004

Two kinds of Christmas

Two kinds of Christmas

Every year around Advent, a slew of Christmas-themed movies hits the cinemas. Some are deliberately cynical, others take a more conventional approach of highlighting positive seasonal virtues. More Stories: No related posts.

A Church response to Aids

A Church response to Aids

The broadcast on South African television of a BBC-produced documentary on the Catholic Church and condoms–more than six months after its original telecast in Britain–may well have inflamed public perceptions of the Church. More...

Eucharist as a Weapon?

Eucharist as a Weapon?

In recent weeks, some readers have questioned whether Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, a Catholic, should continue to receive holy Communion, particularly at Masses that form part of public events. There is a perspective that...

Red card for the race card

Red card for the race card

South Africa’s past has been dominated by issues of race, and so will the future be. The social engineering of apartheid inevitably must be undone. This must involve a measure of racial differentiation. More...

Eucharist and mission

Eucharist and mission

Cardinal Jozef Tomko coined a phrase at the International Eucharistic Congress in Mexico that should endure in our minds during the Year of the Eucharist: “Ask who the Eucharist is, not what the Eucharist...

Failing the poor

Failing the poor

South Africa’s clothing manufacturing industry is in a crisis. The stronger rand has affected export opportunities, while the local market is flooded with imported garments, especially from East Asia, that are cheaper (and often...