Category: Politics

Catholic Political Analyst: Our New Cabinet

 By Mike Pothier – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet contains quite a number of bold and unexpected appointments, and he has certainly shifted the balance in favour of female and younger politicians. At the same...

Meet Four Saintly Politicians

Few politicians have a reputation for holiness, but there are four Italians of that dirty trade for whom sainthood causes are underway. Desmond O’Grady introduces the four politicians of ethics. What do Luigi Sturzo, ...

Bishops: We Can Renew South Africa 2019

Political and corporate sectors have betrayed the trust of the South African people, and the general election on May 8 “presents all South Africans with the opportunity to renew our vision” for the country,...

There are More than Three Parties

Bernard Moat, St Helena Bay, Western Cape – I  commend The Southern Cross for supporting the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) and Justice & Peace in their joint awareness campaign for voter registration for...

CPLO Response to Budget Speech 2018

Responding to the budget speech made by finance minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday, a Church analyst said that it seems to be a “fairly sincere attempt” to help South Africans escape out of the “fiscal pit” that the administration under Jacob Zuma had dug during his tenure as president.