Category: Southern Blogs

NCR ends online comments

Recently the National Catholic Reporter announced that it is ending online comments to its articles because too many are vicious attacks on others who post comments. This...

Bishop Francis and Women

It has been nine months plus since Pope Francis was elected.  He has made some encouraging statements about women in the Church: that we are needed, that...

A Jesuit Pope Named Francis

The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, formerly Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as Pope Francis is an extraordinary event in the history of the church. The...

Can the Church Move to the Centre?

Pope Benedict’s decision to resign on 28 February has put the church on the front pages of the media and raised speculation about who the next pope...

Patriarchy

In his Southern Cross article (19-25 September issue) Cardinal Wilfrid Napier argues that patriarchy is not the source of all evil.  Maybe not, but the rule of...

Churches “Product Identity”?

What comes to mind when you hear product identity? Most probably it is making sure that Coke or Mercedes Benz or Nando’s is clearly identified by the...

On Ignoring the Sunday Readings

At the liturgy which I attended this past Sunday the priest ignored the readings of the day, including the beautiful text from John on the vine and...