The editorial, of the recent copy of The Southern Cross, is about Catholic schools in South Africa. The editorial expresses the valuable role that Catholic schools play in society. The editorial acknowledges that the majority, apparently 73%, of those who attend Catholics schools are not Catholic, but defends the need to retain Catholic schools by saying that:
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Here is a copy of a letter from the South African Catholic Bishops Conference. It was emailed to the members of its mailing list today. If you are not yet a member of the mailing list of the SACBC, go to their website here and sign up as a member.
Sunday, 29 January 2012
|Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C|
I came across this letter, from the Bishop of Peoria, in Illinois, USA. It is long but its content is of such a nature that it is worthwhile to take the time to read it. The letter contains an explicit warning, from Bishop Jenky, that “it is critically necessary to raise an alarm among the faithful regarding growing threats to our religious freedom due to the increasing steps toward radical secularization”.
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
It must be an absolute nightmare trying to manage communication from the Vatican. We have all on occasion, I am sure, had cause to wonder what the Vatican was thinking with some of its communication. Just today I read that the Pope had been drawn into some controversy, regarding the Romeo Castellucci show, because of a letter that was presented as an official response from the Holy See.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Here are some thoughts, from another Blogger, that we would be wise to always keep in mind and consider. It is what makes our Catholic Faith so magnificent. It reminds us that, no matter what other denominations may accuse us of, we are truly focussed on our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is the centre of our faith. Our faith is not reliant on personalities and items of a temporal nature.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Is it just me or do other Catholics also get as excited as I do, when I read and see our bishops standing up and defending our faith. It re-energises me and makes me want to do the same. It encourages me to stand up proudly and shout from the rooftop: “I love Jesus and I am Catholic and I am proud of it!” Here is an example of one such recent event that got me this excited.
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Any parent, who has a child heading off to University, especially if they need to reside away from home, is obviously concerned with the welfare of their child. There are a number of horrific stories of what these young adults could be exposed to, even in a University Residence. Add to this the fact that so many students, particularly first and second year students, discover, only too late, how the freedom of residing away from home and parents, often leads to them, at the very least, failing their subjects and as a result dropping out of University completely.
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Why would a Catholic newspaper, whose editorial was used, not as a means to defend, but instead as the basis for critical media reports about Catholic Church teaching, choose to boast about this fact? I would think this would be news that one would happily see fade away with time and buried, never to be remembered, especially not as one of the significant events in the newspapers history.
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Posted by Mark Nel at 19:11
Thursday, 12 January 2012
I have been waiting with great interest to hear the outcome of this case of Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC in the USA. “Cheryl Perich, a teacher, argued that the Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School of Redford, Mich., had discriminated against her under the Americans With Disabilities Act.” Had she won there may have been a real possibility that it could have created an argument for the state to dictate to the Catholic Church that it should ordain women as priests.
Posted by Mark Nel at 17:12
Sunday, 8 January 2012
This is a digest of the works and prayers listed in the Enchiridion of Indulgences. The Enchiridion recites each indulgenced prayer in full. Because most are recognisable, they will only be listed by name. The un-translated Enchiridion lists each work and prayer in alphabetical order by the Latin names. The order shall remain the same in this listing.
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Friday, 6 January 2012
It started with legalising a women’s right to kill her baby in 1973. Since that decision, until 2008, 50 million abortions have been performed, just in the United States of America. That means that, just in the United States of America, 3 innocent little babies were murdered, during every single minute, of every single day, of every single year, for a total period of 36 years. Who would have imagined the huge number?
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
There has never been any doubt in my mind that that the biggest cause of sexual abuse of minors, by Catholic priests, was their homosexual tendencies. I don’t believe that one needs to be a rocket scientist to work this out. I also doubt that many would argue this point, except perhaps those who are pro-homosexual or those who suffer from a misguided belief that homosexual sexual activity is morally acceptable.
Monday, 2 January 2012
I felt that it is definitely worthwhile to share with you this letter, which was written by Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, former secretary of the CDW, to participants in the 20th General Assembly of the FIUV (Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce) held in Rome.