Category: Letter of the Week

Marian Shrine an Opulent Mistake

Clare Drew, Johannesburg – In the report “Archbishop turns sod for Jo’burg’s Marian Shrine”  (March 8), Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg is quoted as saying: “The shrine is a response to the apparent loss...

Banks Must Be Nailed For Collusion

Denzel Harper, Port Elizabeth – I could not agree more with Bishop Abel Gabuza, chairman of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s Justice & Peace Commission, regarding the need to seek proper redress from...

Dumbed-Down Catholicism

Jacques Batista, Port Elizabeth – After hearing a lay person’s explanation of Shrove Tuesday and Lent — including the rules etc — which, in my opinion, not only contradicted what I had heard a...

Remember Jesus’ Words to Peter

Paddy Ross, Cape Town- I  can understand the feelings of Leonie Arries (February 22) and others who have apparently been blessed with successful marriages feeling let down by aspects of the papal document on...

Prayer for Rain

Sr M Stanley, Cape Town -In this time of severe drought  throughout many parts of our region, which is seriously affecting growth of crops, livestock — and the people of South Africa — there...

Speaking about Church Finances

Communicate the Need for Funds Michael Phillips, Sedgefield – The problem of parish finances is partly one of communication. From my own experience, it seems that parish council members or the parish priests do...