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Patrick Giddy

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Patrick Giddy is a research associate in the School of Religion and Philosophy at UKZN, and a member of the Cape Town branch of We Are All Church SA. He studied philosophy at UCT and Stellenbosch, and theology with the Dominicans in Oxford. Previously he taught philosophy at the University of Lesotho.

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...

Equality within Catholic leadership structures promotes greater joint responsibility

There is a growing distrust for formal leadership structures. This partly stems from a crisis of leadership, both in society and the Church. Patrick...

Natural evil and God: from Voltaire’s “Candide” to Camus’ “The Plague”

Every age has its cataclysm and every generation asks how a loving God can permit suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic has so far killed just...

Tradition as an antidote to liberalism and clerical abuse

Reflecting on a new book by Michel Camdessus and others entitled "Transformer L'Eglise Catholique" , Patrick Giddy explains how individualism fuels clericalism. A different...

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Reflecting on a new book by Michel Camdessus and others entitled "Transformer L'Eglise Catholique" , Patrick Giddy explains how individualism fuels clericalism. A different...

Equality within Catholic leadership structures promotes greater joint responsibility

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