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Catholic Think Tank in Mozambique speaks truth to power

The Catholic Church works extensively throughout Africa to improve the lives of the communities that they serve. One Mozambican think tank goes...

Words of encouragement from the Bishops

Earlier this week the Facebook account of the Justice and Peace Department of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) published messages...

Modern media brings the Church into the home

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Church has had to find alternative ways to bring the Mass, and Easter celebrations in...

Touch, the sacraments and the power of the imagination

As Holy Week begins, Catholics are doing what they can to access Mass online and are rediscovering the official prayers of the...

Pope appoints Rt. Rev. Zolile Peter Mpamabani SCJ as Archbishop of Bloemfontein

Pope Francis has appointed Zolile Peter Mpamabani SCJ as the Archbishop of Bloemfontein. The archbishop-elect has been working as the Bishop of...

We are the Church

2020 is not turning out to be what we expected. The economy is in dire straits, schooling has been disrupted, and community-based...

More than a building: The Church is not on lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has had a deep impact on our ability to be community. Mathibela Sebothoma reflects that although we share the...

Pope prays alone in St Peter’s for end to Coronavirus crisis

Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ address during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi (to the City and the World) blessing...

Querida Amazonia in Five Sentences

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia, generated a great deal of commentary immediately after its publication in February. Mike Pothier argues that...

Tribute to Ernesto Cardenal — an inspirational priest, poet, and revolutionary

Fr. Ernesto Cardenal (1925-2020) was a Nicaraguan priest, revolutionary and poet who died on 1 March. In his youth he joined the...

Bishop invites all to heed Pope Francis’ message of reconciliation

Bishop José Luís Ponce de León, the bishop of Manzini in eSwatini has produced a short video in which he encourages the...

Querida Amazonia and the environment

The recently published Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, at surface value, focuses almost exclusively on the environment. Martin van Nierop highlights some of the...

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Education: Rethinking the pressure of exams

Schools spend too much time preparing students for exams, says Mark Potterton, who has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Umalusi,...

Do churches heal or perpetuate gender-based violence?

Continuing her exploration of the relationship between poorly interpreted Scriptures and patriarchy, Mahadi Buthelezi presents the correlations she sees between toxic masculinity and gender-based violence. She warns that the rigid application of Church teaching and the poor formation of those in parish ministry only perpetuate the continued violence against women.

Remembering Ennio Morricone and his sense of the Sacred

The Oscar-winning composer, Ennio Morricone, whose music defined the atmosphere and success of hundreds of films of all genres, has died in...

REVIEW — Utopia for Realists

Published almost two years ago, Rutger Bregman’s ‘Utopia for Realists’ is timely now. Bregman’s vision is worth paying attention to when our world needs a fresh understanding of justice and how it might be meted out across nations and people, writes Chris Chatteris SJ.