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Category: Life Issues

Mater Homes Fight Abortion By Helping Women

Twenty years ago a Durban priest took the initiative to provide women in pregnancy crisis with an alternative to abortion. Since then, the Mater homes have become a safe haven for many pregnant women and victims of domestic abuse, as Ilse van Bueren explains.

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World Day of the Sick 2017

In a message for the 2017 World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis called for renewed efforts in facing today’s challenges in health care and in promoting respect for life. “May we find new...

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How Abortion Became Legal in SA

Twenty years ago this week, parliament voted to legalise abortion. MANDLA ZIBI looks back on the events leading to that vote, and the consequences of it today. A few weeks before the Choice on Termination of...

The Power of Storytelling

The evangelist Mark wrote of Jesus: “And he did not speak to them without a parable” (4:34). A parable is a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by...

The trade in aborted baby-parts

How low can society go? When one considers the many ways countless human beings are treated like cheap disposable products from children exploited by pornographers, to young sweatshop workers exploited by wealthy corporations...

Childrens lives most precious

The law in Belgium and Holland that enables a person to choose voluntary euthanasia in the case of terminal diseases has now been extended to include children as young as three. Sister of Nazareth...