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COVID-19: Christmas parties and beach holidays

2020 has been a difficult year and many are looking forward to a break and hope to spend Christmas and New Year with family...

Advent and the wait for COVID-19 to be over

As the Church begins a new year, marked as usual with the period of Advent to prepare and wait for Christmas, Grant Tungay reflects...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Millions at risk of abject poverty after the expiry of the COVID-19 grant

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a basic income grant to those who were the most affected by the...

Learning to breathe again

On 24 August, the Catholic Women of South Africa gathered virtually for their annual Day of Prayer. Mahadi Buthelezi reflects on the keynote address,...

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Catechists, the Spirit is calling!

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

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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...