Category: Crisis

Clerical Abuse of Adults Heinous Too

As an adult survivor of clerical sexual abuse I find it hurtful, unjust and sad that it would appear that the majority of the Catholic Church’s hierarchy, from the pope down, is advocating a “zero tolerance” policy only for the clerical abuse of minors and its cover-up.

A Nation’s Hope Betrayed

Hope; the faith or yearning that something depended upon will fulfil itself — this has been the fate of many ordinary citizens of every other country regarding their government. Nigeria is no different. Nigeria...

Elements of Counselling: An Essential Tool for Pastoral Ministry

I attended the launch last month of the 3rd edition of Elements Of Counselling, co-authored by Dr Joan Schön, Fr Vic Kotze and Lauren Gower, I find that this edition, like each of its predecessors, is a valuable tool for all who find themselves called to offer care and counsel to young and old in South Africa.