Month

June 2018

All posts published in June 2018

28 posts

Celebrating “Pope’s Day” in Southern Africa

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Since his appointment by Pope Francis as Apostolic Nuncio to five countries in Southern Africa, American Archbishop, Peter Wells reintroduced “Pope’s Day”.  The annual celebration of the Vatican’s national day, on or near the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, be... More »

LISTEN: An interview with Fr Bryan Massingale

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Fr Russell Pollitt, SJ, spoke to visiting USA scholar Fr Bryan Massingale, who is in South Africa to present Winter Living Theology 2018. Fr Massingale is a professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University. Find out more about Fr Massingale, hi... More »

The Church and Politics in a Dangerous Age

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There is an ongoing debate about the involvement of the Church in politics. Often using these two words in the same sentence quickly evokes emotional reactions. In a new book, launched this week at the Jesuit Institute in Johannesburg, we glimpse how Jesuit pr... More »

Let us really play

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When the purpose of sport is reduced to winning and losing, we lose sight of why God has given some among us the athletic gifts to inspire and entertain, writes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya. The beauty of sport is that it has a knack for asking or answering some of ... More »

Set the captives free?

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Spotlight.Africa’s Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya spoke to Fr Jordan Ngondo, a veteran chaplain at the Department of Correctional Services, about his vision of prison ministry. Fr Ngondo says: “I would like to see the churches journeying with the offenders from the da... More »

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