Category: Southern Blogs

Prayer: Lessons from the Women

In the weeks after Easter we hear a number of accounts in which the risen Jesus encounters his somewhat perplexed and disheartened friends. These personal encounters are a key moment; it’s from these encounters...

NCR ends online comments

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 follows a similar decision of The Southern...

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 cardinals could have elected another Latin American,...

Can the Church Move to the Centre?

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 will be and which cardinal  has...