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Finding G-d in small things
Finding G-d in small things
I often muse that the unlikely trajectory of my life is proof that G-d has a quirky and macabre sense of humour. How would an anarchic punk-rock...
A mother fights queer bias
A mother fights queer bias
She remembers the day as if it were yesterday. But her recollection stops at the sight of all the blood.
Priests eye 'greater truths' after report
Priests eye 'greater truths' after report
While opposition parties revelled in the hard-fought victory with the release of Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, a group of Catholic...
Friars fall out over public protector
Friars fall out over public protector
A group of Catholic priests one day discussed the seemingly endless allegations of state capture. So they decided to ask the public protector...
Australia: Nation unites over abuses at Ballarat
Australia: Nation unites over abuses at Ballarat
I’m sure I’m not the only Catholic – lapsed or otherwise – who sees God not in the cardinals or bishops but in the broken men of Ballarat....
Patriarchy must be defrocked
Patriarchy must be defrocked
A few weeks ago, Mary Ryan became the second South African woman to be ordained as a Catholic priest. The Catholic Church does not, of course,...
'Holy disobedience to unjust law'
'Holy disobedience to unjust law'
The teachings of Jesus Christ mean the Roman Catholic Church cannot have women as priests under any circumstances, say those heading the church....
Female priest defies doctrine to follow faith
Female priest defies doctrine to follow faith
"In South Africa, in particular," the bishop asserted in the silent, packed chapel, "we know that the only way to change an unjust law is to break...
Pope Francis appoints first anti-child abuse panel members
Pope Francis appoints first anti-child abuse panel members
Pope Francis on Saturday filled the initial positions of a committee against child abuse, which he had announced in December to tackle paedophilia...
Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church
Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church
Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul...
Pope Francis has no scruples about public breastfeeding
Pope Francis has no scruples about public breastfeeding
He is 77, celibate, and occupies a role that tends to entail at least a modicum of prudishness.
Time names Pope Francis as Person of the Year
Time names Pope Francis as Person of the Year
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while...

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