Category: Editorials 2009

Where would Jesus stand?

Where would Jesus stand?

The proposed law in Uganda that would mandate prison terms, or even the death penalty, for homosexuals should trouble all of Africas civil society, including the Catholic Church. More Stories: No related posts.

In the darkest hours

In the darkest hours

Catholics are rightly shocked by the report of abuses committed against minors by priests and the handling of allegations of such offences in the archdiocese of Dublin. There is no mitigation. Those responsible for...

The Malema question

The Malema question

South Africas most controversial politician today must be Julius Malema, the president of the African National Congress Youth League. To his critics, Mr Malema is a demagogue who indiscriminately voices toxic opinions that often...

AIDS: No easy answers

AIDS: No easy answers

President Jacob Zuma this month acknowledged that South Africa is not yet winning the fight against HIV/Aids, pointing out that the countrys mortality rates may soon overtake birth rates, calling for the introduction of...

A climate for change

A climate for change

The worlds leaders must show courage as they prepare for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen from December 7-18. Climate change is a question of acute concern for every person. And yet...

Media frustration

Media frustration

In an interview with the Vatican newspaper LOsservatore Romano in late October, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban was asked whether the secular media had covered the Second Synod for Africa adequately. Cardinal Napier rightly...

An agenda for Africa

An agenda for Africa

The message issued by the second Synod of Bishops for Africa shows the Church of the continent to be self-confident, aware of Africas joys and pains, and determined to put into action Catholic social...