Winter Living Theology 2015 with Fr Nicholas King, SJ

Fr Nicholas King, SjFr Nicholas King, SJ

“The scandal of Christian disunity – a biblical approach” 

The Jesuit Institute South Africa has invited world-renowned New Testament scholar, Fr. Nicholas King SJ, to South Africa in 2015 to lead the annual Winter Living Theology (WLT) week. Fr. King recently published a fresh new translation of the bible. Fr. King, who writes a weekly column on the Sunday Scriptures for the Southern African Catholic Weekly, The Southern Cross, is currently teaching at the Jesuit School of Ministry at Boston College in the USA. He has published extensively on the New Testament. 

Parliamentary mayhem and human dignity?

Parliamentary mayhem and human dignity?

by Annemarie Paulin-Campbell

In the last ten days, we have once again experienced mayhem in Parliament. Riot police were called into parliament. We also experienced a sudden and very disruptive strike by taxi drivers. On Monday they blockaded the M1and M2, and terrorized motorists by pulling passengers out of passing vehicles. Some matric pupils writing final exams, who depend on taxis for transport, were impacted by the strike. While the Gauteng education department thankfully allowed those who arrived late - due to the strike - to write their exams, the extra anxiety generated for students may have impacted their ability to write their best exam. This, potentially, may have impacted on their future options.

The Catholic Church: Is it a ship without a rudder? by Russell Pollitt SJ on Daily Maverick

The Catholic Church: Is it a ship without a rudder?

by Russell Pollitt SJ

American Cardinal Raymond Burke was removed last week from the head of the Apostolic Signatura (the Church’s judicial court in Rome), and appointed to the ceremonial post of chaplain to the Knights of Malta – a charity group. The Vatican gave no reason for this unusual demotion and redeployment – seldom are Vatican officials removed from their posts. But, last month, Burke himself said that he was expecting to be removed from his post. Earlier this year Pope Francis removed him from another influential position: a department that appoints bishops. He has given a series of interviews in recent months in which he has been critical of Pope Francis. In his latest interview, with a Spanish publication, he compared the Catholic Church under Pope Francis to “a ship without a rudder”. Is Burke’s removal a case of “tit-for-tat”?

Article written for and published by Daily Maverick on 14 November 2014 

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