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Monthly Archives: October, 2020

Medium Term Budget: Policy statement of despair

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his Medium-Term Budget speech on 28 October 2020, painting a sober picture of South Africa's economic recovery prospects. Paulina...

Church condemns attack on school in Cameroon’s restive region

Church leaders have condemned the 24 October attack by unidentified gunmen on a school in Cameroon which left several children dead and others injured....

To sing or not to sing?

COVID-19 prevented Catholics from regularly attending Mass. Parishes are reopening but safety measures have affected parts of the liturgy. Singing is one of these....

Catholic Business Forum joins civil society to promote moral renewal

High-profile corruption cases reflect South Africa's need for moral regeneration. Mahadi Buthelezi reports on a joint initiative by the Catholic Business Forum and the...

Pope announces a consistory for the creation of 13 new cardinals

During the Angelus on Sunday, 25 October 2020, Pope Francis announced that he was going to create 13 new cardinals. Vatican News reports that...

School culture at the heart of shaping new education futures

In a previous article, Mark Potterton described the educational potential of technology but cautioned against reducing learning to an online experience. In this piece,...

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family… nobody should be thrown out,” says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is in the headlines again after a documentary film by the Russian Jew, Evgeny Afineevsky, was premiered at the Rome Film Festival...

Getting back to normal — Is it even possible?

The world has changed dramatically in less than a year. Shrikant Peters looks beyond the immediate health crisis and examines the impact of the...

World hunger motivated me to enter the Mrs Gauteng pageant

Mahadi Buthelezi recently entered the Mrs Gauteng 2021 pageant and has been selected as one of the finalists. In her column this week, Mahadi...

Webinar — COVID-19: Faith and the crisis of capitalism

An all-Catholic panel will host a webinar on 16 October, 2020 at the Jozi Book Fair. The panelists will discuss the response of faith...

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The toll of COVID-19 on clergy

Much has been written about the toll of COVID-19 on frontline workers, especially doctors and nurses. Russell Pollitt SJ issues a stark reminder that...

Surviving the second wave is a matter of discipline

President Cyril Ramaphosa's most recent 'family meeting' on 11 January painted a sober picture of the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa....

Uganda’s Church leaders struggle with impartiality as pre-election tensions rise

President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power in Uganda since 1986, is gearing up for another election win on 14 January. He has...

No man is an island

2020 took us all by surprise. Chris Chatteris SJ says that the general response to last year's challenges proved that human beings are more...