Category: Editorials 2011

Our prayers for 2012

The resolution of the climate change conference in Durban will have satisfied few who have at heart the welfare of the planet and its people. The governments...

Being safe on the road

Pope Benedict reportedly was amused at being informed that a German citizen had reported him to the police for not wearing a seat belt while riding in...

An Advent oasis

When Christians and those of no faith talk about Christmas, they sometimes mean the same thing, and at other times refer to completely separate events.

The mission for Africa

The Church of Africa told Pope Benedict about their concerns at the Second Synod of Bishops for Africa in October 2009. Three years later, the Holy Father...

Battle the stigma

Amid all the political and economic turbulence of the last few years in South Africa, the crisis of HIV/Aids seems to have taken a back seat. World...

Sex and money

Pope Benedict has reiterated his call for an end to prostitution and its graphic cousin, pornography, saying the practices denigrate women.

Responding to abortion

On November 12, it will be 15 years since South Africas parliament passed the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, which gave the country one of the...

Farewell to the nuncio

Southern African Catholics will have noted with some sadness that the current apostolic nuncio to Pretoria, Archbishop James P Green, will leave this region to represent the...

Call to holiness

At the funeral for Pope John Paul II in 2005, the faithful in and around St Peters Square acclaimed the Polish pontiff a saint as they called...

A brighter future

The pursuit of the National Planning Commission (NPC) to chart the way towards a brighter future must be welcomed even by those who, jaded by past...