Category: Letter of the Week

Trading in Arms is Never Christian

Roy Glover, Knysna – There is so much truth in your editorial “The profit in war”. What has happened is what historian Oswald Spengler predicted a century ago: democracy has become plutocracy, rule by...

Answers on Jesuit Abuse Case

Fr David Rowan SJ, Regional superior, Society of Jesus in South Africa – Although all the issues raised have been addressed in numerous media recently, the Southern Cross letter “Clear answers now on abuse”...

Mary as Mother and Advocate

Fr Sekabata Solomon Mphela OFM, Johannesburg – The feast of St Francis falls in October during the month of the rosary, and I have often wondered,  who was the Blessed Virgin Mary for St...

No Stopwatch When Praying!

Tom Drake, Johannesburg – Different folks, different strokes! I have always had a problem with set prayers rattled off in community, or perhaps even on one’s own. It seems to me that prayer is,...