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Dr Tina Beattie reflects on Irish Abortion Referendum

The Republic of Ireland held an historic referendum on Friday, 25 May 2018 on whether or not to maintain constitutional protection for the unborn...

Kenosis of the Church? A look at the crisis in the Chilean Church

It was recently announced that all 34 bishops of the Church in Chile have tendered their resignation to Pope Francis. This happened after they...

Did Jesus want the clergy we now have?

“It is necessary to prepare a Church of the future, that is less 'clerical' but more 'evangelical'”, argues José María Castillo for Spanish Religious...

Literature and the burden of history

Mphuthumi Ntabeni examines the state of literature in South Africa and asks why literary prizes are so scarce and why the development of culture...

Male-on-male violence is trashy too

If violence in our society is to be eradicated, men as the leading perpetrators and victims of violence must take the lead. The list...

Bishop: Nelson Mandela was not a ‘sell-out’

Since the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela a number of voices have asserted that Nelson Mandela, and other leaders who negotiated a peaceful transition in...

Taxation: A time for balance

In April 2018 the Davis Tax Commission released its report. The Commission was implemented by former Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. Tax - and...

Cardinal Marx, Karl Marx, Catholic Social Teaching and the critique of capitalism

Mphuthumi Ntabeni has been following the heated-debate that raged around comments that were made by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the Archbishop of Munich-Freising, about Karl...

How more Catholic schools are looking to minimize screen time

More and more research is showing the detrimental effects of excessive screen time on young people. A lot of educators are asking questions about...

Truth in the age of Cyber Lies

As the Catholic Church celebrates World Communications Day, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya writes that the information age challenges us in ways that are not completely new....

Old mine sites: a power-filled opportunity

An ambitious bioengineering project on an old mine site in Welkom might just be the innovative spark needed to fuel a "whole new way...

Can Ramaphosa repair our broken economy?

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, recently announced an "ambitious investment drive" which will see "investment envoys" engage domestic and foreign investor opportunities in order...

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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.