August 2018

All posts published in August 2018

26 posts

Sex abuse in the Church — the dysfunction

by (~9 min read)

The Catholic Church faces one of its biggest crises since the Protestant Reformation: the recent and ongoing exposé of clergy sex abuse. This time it has also revealed an entrenched culture of covering up such abuse by high-ranking church officials. There is n... More »

Soweto — a loota continua

by (~5 min read)

“It is the men and women in our church pews who are either burning down businesses owned by foreigners or who are made to consume fake and expired foods sold by foreigners.”  This is the message delivered by Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya as he investigates the latest... More »

Calling a #MeToo moment for African Sisters

by (~6 min read)

The repugnant revelations of the abuse of minors in the Church have led many to point the finger at what they suggest is a homosexual subculture among priests. The suggestion then is that gay clergy are exclusively to blame for the recent horrors. But, if this... More »

On homophobia and sexism

by (~4 min read)

Why it is that we pick and choose the standards by which we deem one a bigot or not asks Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya? We are, rightly, prepared to call someone a bigot if they make racist remarks or gestures – as we did with Adam Catsavelos and Vicki Momberg – but ... More »

Clerical abuse: enough is enough

by (~3 min read)

Annemarie Paulin-Campbell reflects on the horror of clergy sexual abuse as recently revealed by the Pennsylvania Grand Jury, detailing the horrific abuse within six dioceses in Pennsylvania, USA. She argues that “unless we swiftly address the systemic issues t... More »

Why public hearings on land must continue

by (~7 min read)

Much undue criticism has come from the parliamentary process of holding public assemblies across the country giving diverging South African constituencies the opportunity to hear and to speak on the issue of land expropriation without compensation. Mphuthumi N... More »

The ordained are not beyond reproach

by (~4 min read)

We need robust engagement and the confidence to call one another out regardless of rank if we are to renovate the Church for its mission, writes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya responding to the recent "Divine Renovation Conference"  held across South Africa by Canadia... More »

Land Expropriation — the moral dilemma

by (~3 min read)

Jesuit priest, moral theologian and ethicist, Anthony Egan assesses the public debate taking place around Land Expropriation from a moral and ethical standpoint and in the light of principles enshrined within Catholic Social Thought. He warns against doing wha... More »

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