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Monthly Archives: April, 2020

A virus that could change the world

Lockdowns and physical distancing — to contain the spread of COVID-19 — have ushered in a different way of life. Gone is the air...

Touch, the sacraments and the power of the imagination

As Holy Week begins, Catholics are doing what they can to access Mass online and are rediscovering the official prayers of the Church and...

Lockdown disruption: The real impact on the lives of citizens

The South African government's announcement of a national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 caught many people by surprise. It came before payday...

Enacting hope during COVID-19 pandemic

Times of great crisis often produce great despair. We cannot see beyond the uncertainty and confusion of the present. Many people are feeling this...

Masks for all: Protecting one another

There are divergent views on whether the use of masks in public can help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Margaret Blackie looks at the example...

Pope appoints Rt. Rev. Zolile Peter Mpamabani SCJ as Archbishop of Bloemfontein

Pope Francis has appointed Zolile Peter Mpamabani SCJ as the Archbishop of Bloemfontein. The archbishop-elect has been working as the Bishop of Kokstad since...

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Advent and the wait for COVID-19 to be over

As the Church begins a new year, marked as usual with the period of Advent to prepare and wait for Christmas, Grant Tungay reflects...

Restorative justice offers some alternatives to addressing gender-based violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women started on 25 November. The emphasis of this annual campaign is behavioural change to stop...

Kevin Dowling C.Ss.R — Pastor bonus

On 25 November, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Kevin Dowling C.Ss.R, who has served the Diocese of Rustenberg for 30 years. Mike...

Thanksgiving is more than an American holiday

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday in the United States that brings together family and friends in a celebration of gratitude for the many blessings...