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Monthly Archives: March, 2020

Stay home and all will be well

Ncamiso Vilakati is a priest from eSwatini who is currently studying in Rome. He has witnessed the devastation of the coronavirus first...

We are the Church

2020 is not turning out to be what we expected. The economy is in dire straits, schooling has been disrupted, and community-based...

More than a building: The Church is not on lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has had a deep impact on our ability to be community. Mathibela Sebothoma reflects that although we share the...

Pope prays alone in St Peter’s for end to Coronavirus crisis

Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ address during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi (to the City and the World) blessing...

The social isolation of homeless persons: creating communities of care

Isolation is a new experience for many of us. For the homeless it is a constant way of life. Their social isolation...

Finding peace during lockdown

South Africa will wake up to a nationwide lockdown on 26 March and many other countries around the world are already facing...

Querida Amazonia in Five Sentences

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia, generated a great deal of commentary immediately after its publication in February. Mike Pothier argues that...

President declares 21 day lockdown to stop COVID-19 progression

On 23 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared nationwide lockdown beginning at midnight on 26 March. This means that South Africans will only...

Coronavirus, a sign of the times?

The spread of the coronavirus was exacerbated by air travel. The virus itself crossed over from animals to humans because of the...

Greed, selfishness and venality increase the power of the virus

We are interdependent. As a global community we are facing the largest health, economic, and social challenge in this millennium. Ranjeni Munusamy...

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Education: Rethinking the pressure of exams

Schools spend too much time preparing students for exams, says Mark Potterton, who has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Umalusi,...

Do churches heal or perpetuate gender-based violence?

Continuing her exploration of the relationship between poorly interpreted Scriptures and patriarchy, Mahadi Buthelezi presents the correlations she sees between toxic masculinity and gender-based violence. She warns that the rigid application of Church teaching and the poor formation of those in parish ministry only perpetuate the continued violence against women.

Remembering Ennio Morricone and his sense of the Sacred

The Oscar-winning composer, Ennio Morricone, whose music defined the atmosphere and success of hundreds of films of all genres, has died in...

REVIEW — Utopia for Realists

Published almost two years ago, Rutger Bregman’s ‘Utopia for Realists’ is timely now. Bregman’s vision is worth paying attention to when our world needs a fresh understanding of justice and how it might be meted out across nations and people, writes Chris Chatteris SJ.