Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Moral Backbone

Moral Compass

Is it possible to agree with a secularist point of view, which clearly contradicts Church teaching, while still maintaining ones support for the teaching of the Church?  This is the question I have been pondering this week.  The reason for this consideration was because of a statement, which was made by Gunther Simmermacher, the editor of The Southern Cross, in last week’s editorial.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

An Invaluable And Wise Gift

Old Book Collection

A conversation on twitter yesterday touched on the subject of Catholics reading and studying their faith.  The consensus was that Catholics in South Africa are notoriously very bad at reading about their faith.  We of course could not comment on Catholics in the rest of the world because we don’t know, though its possible that this trend may be a worldwide trend.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Southern Cross Closes Online Combox

Yesterday The Southern Cross issued a notice on its website stating that it was, with effect from the 16th of January 2013, shutting down the ability to comment on the newspapers online content.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

World Is Going Mad

Gay Marriage Protest (Washington Post)

This weekend about 340,000 protesters took to the streets of France to show their objection to the legalisation of gay marriage and the right of these same sex couples to adopt children.  It was apparently the biggest demonstration ever staged in France in the last 30 years. 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Bryce Sibley: The Rohr Phenomenon

Fr. Bryce Sibley - The Rohr Phenomenon
Fr. Bryce Sibley

After a break over the Christmas season, I am back.  I trust everyone had a happy and blessed Christmas and New Year.  I started this morning by looking, with trepidation I might add, at the editorial for this week’s edition of The Southern Cross.  I have to admit that I was actually pleasantly surprised at the content of the editorial.  It is entitled “On Men and Women”.