Category: Editorials 2015

Corruption

Rising Against Corruption

We should be encouraged when authorities and the media expose cases of corruption in the South African government and civil service. It is an indicator that our democratic institutions are still at work, even...

Prayer

Our Prayers for 2016

As we close a traumatic year, locally and worldwide, we enter 2016 with little hope that things may improve. But as believers we draw our courage from the Creator, that his will be done...

Emmanuel: His Name is God with us

GUEST EDITORIAL BY FR PATRICK RAKEKETSI CSS – O Emmanuel, is the seventh and last , O antiphon. Emmanuel is the Greek form of the Hebrew Immanuel, a compound name of the words immanu, meaning...

Why Race Still Matters

When the pioneers of the new, democratic South Africa combined as one national holiday the African and Afrikaner commemorations observed on December 16, they expressed great hope for our country’s future. More Stories: The...

The Call to Mercy

On December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis will open the Holy Door of St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican, and with that launch the Year of Mercy. More Stories: The...

Fight the Real Enemy

The day after the terror attacks in Beirut and Paris, a group of Palestinians stood outside the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the birthplace of the Prince of Peace, holding the French Tricolor...

The Trap of Prostitution

When Jesus ministered to and even socialised with prostitutes, he gave his followers a mandate to aid these most widely reviled women in society. More Stories: The Great Denis Hurley

The Great Denis Hurley

During the dark days of apartheid, a group of bishops met with President PW Botha in a bid to present their concerns to the government. At one point, Mr Botha presumed that Cardinal Owen...

Fruits of a Synod

GUEST EDITORIAL BY FR RUSSELL POLLITT After three weeks of intense work at the Synod of Bishops on the Family, no significant changes to Church discipline or doctrine are on the cards. More Stories:...

Don’t Trust Every Word

An old adage has it that one should not trust everything one reads in the press. This holds true even more for information obtained from the Internet. More Stories: No related posts.

The Changing Mission

The third Sunday in October is one of the most important non-liturgical days in the Catholic Church’s year: it is World Mission Sunday. More Stories: No related posts.