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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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Wanted: some economic hope

The rand may have strengthened but economists warn that the fundamental weaknesses in South Africa's economic landscape remain. High unemployment and low growth rates...

Catechists, the Spirit is calling!

On 11 May, Pope Francis instituted the formal recognition of the ministry of catechesis, a vocation that is often exercised by the laity. Grant...

Southern African Bishops’ Conference calls for solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Following a flare up violence between Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Southern African Bishops' Conference (SACBC) has...

Two Jesuits murdered during Mozambique’s civil war could be martyrs says Bishop of Tete

Father Sílvio Moreira, a Portuguese priest, and João de Deus, a Mozambican-born priest, were assassinated in 1985 at the Chapotera mission in Mozambique because...