Category: Editorials 2007

Catechetical opportunity

Catechetical opportunity

Television viewers with the means and inclination to tune into the latest instalment of the Big Brother Africa series, which ended this month, may have witnessed the three finalists—from Nigeria, Tanzania and Angola respectively—bless...

Crime: Who is to blame?

Crime: Who is to blame?

The archbishop of Johannesburg is a thoughtful man, not given to impetuous statements. So Archbishop Buti Tlhagale’s uncompromising address at the funeral Mass for murdered Fr Allard ’Mako OMI could be read as an...

Everyone is a missionary

Everyone is a missionary

The Church is missionary by her very nature. As we observe World Mission Sunday, this statement—a quote from Pope John Paul II’s 1990 encyclical Redemptoris missio—should serve as a basis for reflection by all...

Drinking responsibly

Drinking responsibly

For many consumers of alcohol, enjoying an occasional drink or even a rare overindulgence is a pleasurable experience. Scientists have even ascribed health enhancing properties to moderate alcohol consumption, such as a glass of...