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Category: Editorials 2020

What Colour Was Jesus?

At a time when all over the world statues of historical figures are falling, societies face their often painful histories and reconsider how the past — and...

Days of Our Fathers

On Father’s Day, celebrated in South Africa on June 21, those who are blessed to have a caring dad will have an opportunity to express their love...

The Trouble With Booze

Among the more controversial restrictions imposed by the government during Levels 4 and 5 of lockdown was the ban on the sale of alcohol. As with many...

Why Lives Matter

In democratic, rights-based societies, security forces are called to protect and serve the people of their countries. When they do so, often at risk to their own...

Stop the Lies

The Eighth Commandment admonishes us not to bear false witness—but the sin of lying is becoming ever-more easy to commit as our access to means of communication...

Are We Ready to Reopen Churches?

Catholics are longing to be united again in the Mass and to receive the Eucharist. And so the voices for churches to be reopened will grow louder...

A Crack in Everything

We know that the world will not be the same when we emerge from our coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions. Some of these changes will be material. Economies...

A New World

  We are currently going through a crisis which is described by some as a “black swan event”: an unexpected, uncommon and widereaching situation that has severe...