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Category: Shackleton

Communication and Ascension

Guest editorial by Michael Shackleton – We are observing Communications Sunday again, a day that seems to penetrate little into the consciousness of Sunday Massgoers. Yet communicating is something we cannot do without. As social...

For the People

Guest editorial by Michael Shackleton – With South Africa’s 2019 general elections behind us, it would not be inappropriate to ponder again the Church’s expectations of the newly elected government. Our bishops have once more...

When is a Person Excommunicated?

It was my belief that a divorced Catholic who married a second time without an annulment of the first marriage was immediately excommunicated from the Catholic Church. I know now I was wrong. What does...