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Monthly Archives: November, 2020

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...

Pope appoints new bishops for Rustenburg and Witbank dioceses

At noon today it was announced by the Holy See's Press Office that the Holy Father Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop...

A grandmother’s love begins a journey of healing

Life Choices is a Salesian program that works with communities on the Cape Flats to help young people learn life skills that allows them...

In Gratitude: RIP Fr Emil Blaser OP

Tributes have been pouring in for Fr Emil Blaser, a pillar of Catholic media in South Africa, who passed away on 16 November. Russell...

The Three Popes: Examples of faith, hope and love

The last four decades have seen the Catholic Church guided by three different popes. Each brought a different gift to the Church. Patrick Giddy...

The world after the pandemic: A glimpse into the work of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa

Increasingly we are beginning to see that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic extend beyond health. The prolonged shutdown of economies has hit poorer...

Politics and religion in (not so polite) society

The recent US election had less to do with mature debate and more with lobbying and finger-pointing to garner votes. Sarah-Leah Pimentel is especially...

Time to divorce America

For countless generations, America has represented a place of hope and opportunity. Jennifer Morris describes her disappointment with the turn that US politics has...

Class of 2020: Matric exams in a pandemic are unfair

The Class of 2020 began their Matric exams on 5 November. This year's Matrics have weathered a pandemic, disrupted schooling, and for many, the...

Popular movements as the catalyst for economic transformation

Commenting on a Vatican meeting with popular movements in late October, Stan Muyebe OP observes that economic justice and overcoming inequality are at the...

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Religious desecration as an act of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

The military conflict in northern Ethiopia has drawn the attention of the world's media and faith-based news websites have also reported on the destruction...

Resurrection moments: From abuse to healing

The central message of Easter is Christ's resurrection and the promise of eternal life for all who believe in him. But we also live...

Society of Jesus announces formation of new Southern Africa Province

The Society of Jesus has undergone a restructuring process to correspond with the needs of its apostolic mission and its available resources. Some 350...

Jesuit Refugee Service calls for COVID-19 vaccine access for refugees

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has urged countries to ensure that refugees and displaced people are included in the COVID-19 vaccination programs of the...