Sunday, 30 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Today is a public holiday in South Africa. It is “Heritage Day”, the day on which we South Africans celebrate the contributions that all South Africans have made towards building this beautiful country of ours. I cannot however help feeling a little sad about the celebrations.
Saturday, 22 September 2012
I am not alone in my outrage at DSTVs clear discrimination against Catholics. I wrote recently about how, in South Africa, DSTV has made various religious channels available through its satellite television network, but has refused to make available the Catholic channel, EWTN, despite numerous requests.
Take a look at these photos, sent to me by a friend. Does one honestly not believe in God after one has taken the time to consider the beauty and diversity of these birds? Is there anyone who still seriously doubts the existence of the Creator? Does anyone seriously think that humans, or accidents, or whatever explanation scientists may present, are capable of creating all of this and so much more, without the influence of a master Designer? One does not need to be a scientist to draw ones own logical conclusions...
Friday, 21 September 2012
Below is the letter that was addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of Multichoice on 27 July 2012. To date I have had no response of any kind whatsoever to this letter. I had hoped that Multichoice would simply do the right thing and take the next logical step, which is to turn on EWTN for all.
I wrote a letter to the CEO of DSTv recently and accused them of discriminating against South African Catholics. I pointed out to them in my letter that the Muslims have their own TV channel, Rhema have their own TV channel, and other non-denominational churches have their own channel on DSTv. Catholics in South Africa do not.
The great thing about having a personal Blog is that I can use it to express my personal thoughts. I don’t necessarily have to go to the extent of doing research, getting sources, and the like. My analytical personality, as a rule, does tend to lead me to naturally do some research and to provide sources in my Blog posts, to support the opinions that I express; but I don’t have to.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to Him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.” There is no doubt that whatever we do, no matter how noble what it is that we are doing, it is imperfect if it is not done for the glory of God.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
“The Church is not “out-of-it,” but actually right smack in the middle of it, and really way ahead of us, since she has her eyes on the eternal. She is a seasoned, wise, loving mother, founded by the One who claimed to be “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” She — the Church — hardly has to change her wisdom; we need to change our lives. Forget “keeping up with the times” in faith and morals. Rather, “keep up with the timeless!”
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Some trivia… Until very recently there were only three countries in the world that did not sell Coca-Cola. However, that number has reduced. Today there are now only two countries that do not sell Coca-Cola. Which are they?
|Picture From The DAILY MAVERICK|
Monday, 10 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Saturday, 8 September 2012
I don’t know about you, but I would want to crawl into a very deep and dark little hole, never to be seen in public again, if I had done what Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Apparently President Obama had insisted that the Democrats make changes to the Democrat party platform, so that it would include the words “God” and “Jerusalem”. Brilliant, no harm in that proposal!
Pope Benedict XVI, during a recent homily, has warned that our Faith is in danger of becoming “a game of the intellect”. The English translation of the homily is available here: http://www.zenit.org/e-35468 or you can read it below.