Category: People

A Leader of Our Time   

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a game-changer in the struggle against apartheid and patriarchy — and a devout Christian. COLLEEN CONSTABLE reflects on impact and faith of the beloved and controversial leader.
“I shall never lose hope. My people shall never lose hope. In fact, we expect that the work will go on.”

Author of Priest-Sleuth Books was an Augustinian Monk

Even though British author William Brodrick gave up the monastic life in the Augustinian order, just before priestly ordination, to be a lawyer, another call also had been tugging at him. It was persistent, and it didn’t let go.

Journey from Gangs to God

In prison, he was a gang general until a visiting priest offered him a biscuit. Today Jerome Opperman is devoted to the Catholic faith and his young family — who’ll be without their dad this Christmas.

Evita Wears Hurley, Skattie

Legendary comedy character Evita Bezuidenhout has taken to wearing an image of the late Archbishop Denis Hurley of Durban. The alter ego of veteran comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys, Evita Bezuidenhout visited the Denis Hurley Centre...

Filmmaker Scorsese Talks about his Faith

In two long interviews with Jesuit publications, director Martin Scorsese described his new film “Silence” as a major stage in his pilgrimage of faith, a pilgrimage that included flunking out of the minor seminary,...

Hurley Visits ‘His’ Centre

What would Archbishop Denis Hurley think of the centre next to Durbans Emmanuel cathedral that is named after him? PADDY?KEARNEY, the chairman of the centre, takes the late archbishop on an imaginary tour of...

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...