Category: Family

Pope: Put the Phone Away and Talk to Each Other

By Cindy Wooden –  Pope Francis prayed that people all over the world would end 2019 “in peace, peace in their hearts,” and that families would mark New Year’s by “communicating with one another.”...

The Church and Family: Let Me Speak Boldly

Before I started writing this article I was reading the October 16 issue of The Southern Cross. A few things in particular struck me as particularly interesting. The Southern Cross enters its centenary year;...

July is for Grandparents

Working with family themes month by month has been quite useful for me to reflect more deeply on the domestic church, or the little church of the home, on how God is present in...

The Genes You Wear

  By Mahadi and Rob Buthelezi – Who am I and who are you? What is your make-up, your DNA? Or, put differently, what genes do you wear? In our family ministry, we put...

Every Family Matters!

It’s quite a number of years now that I have been submitting this column under the heading “Family Friendly”. Apart from the feedback I get from time to time, I do sometimes wonder whether...

Raising Our Boy with Autism

Janine Scott dos Santos’ son has autism, a condition still not understood well by society. Here she shares her journey. ‘These days, everybody has a label. When we were kids, there was no autism,...

Family: What More Can be Done?

Participating in a conference of the Department of Social Development was enlightening and for me also affirming. I know that those in the DSD Family Directorate and the family services forum understand and base their...