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Monthly Archives: October, 2020

Pope Francis: Get your priorities right!

Commenting on Fratelli Tutti, Anthony Egan observes that the parable of the Good Samaritan cannot be left to talk only to political elites, but...

Faith organisations launch campaign to end gender-based violence

A group of faith-based organisations on 8 October 2020 launched a 70-day Joint Faith Action campaign to end gender-based violence and femicide in South...

Can online teaching make for better education?

Mark Potterton describes the online teaching experience of teachers at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg during the COVID-19 lockdown. His observations form the basis...

Fratelli Tutti: A political theology for our time

Yesterday Pope Francis travelled to Assisi to sign his new encyclical letter, considered the most authoritative and developed form of papal teaching, which is...

‘Fratelli Tutti’ – Encyclical of love that misses the boat on women

The title of Pope Francis' new encyclical, 'Fratelli Tutti' aroused controversy prior to its publication. Catholic women noted that the masculine noun, 'fratelli' excludes...

Vatican releases Pope Francis’ new document “Fratelli tutti” – Brothers (and Sisters) all

On the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, 4 October 2020, the Vatican released the long-awaited encyclical by Pope Francis. Entitled "Fratelli tutti", Brothers...

Religion and spirituality: a journey into the heart of God

The forced closure of churches during the COVID-19 has left Church leaders wondering whether parishioners will come back at all. Mahadi Buthelezi examines the...

World leaders have broken their promises, Pope tells UN

The 2020 edition of the United Nations General Assembly was conducted via videoconferencing, a clear sign that the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over...

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Bishop Tsoke moves to Kimberley, Vanqa appointed to Queenstown. Mphiwe ordained for Rustenburg.

At 1pm today in Rome the Holy Father Pope Francis announced that he has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Queenstown, South Africa,...

Don’t give up: a message for the new school year

The 2021 academic year started nearly a month late. Many learners are anxious about the work they missed last year and many are sad...

What do you truly desire?

Inspired by a Netflix series and an Ash Wednesday retreat, Sarah-Leah Pimentel reflects on what she wants out of life. She explains that a...

Continued support for Trump casts shadow on global democracy

United States President Joseph R. Biden Jr, has been in office just shy of a month.  Many people, inside and outside of US borders...