Crime and family life

Crime and family life

by Frances Correia

The murder of Senzo Meyiwa is front page news, and dominating social media. His shocking death has stunned us as a nation. Here is a young man who was a symbol of hope and an inspiration for many other young South Africans. His tragic death reminds us all of the reality we live with, that ours is an incredibly violent society.

Family Synod, Part III: A mixed bag? by Russell Pollitt SJ on Daily Maverick

Family Synod, Part III: A mixed bag? 

by Russell Pollitt SJ

A week of robust debate at the Vatican has come to an end, and the official English translation of the report is anticipated sometime soon. There’s been a mixed response to the discussion, with some applauding the progress made and others voicing disappointment that there has not been enough forward motion. Most importantly, are we even looking at all the most relevant issues? Perhaps not.

Article written by Fr Russell Pollitt SJ on Daily Maverick

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Family Synod, Part II: An unexpected document… and the aftermath by Russell Pollitt SJ on Daily Maverick

Family Synod, Part II: An unexpected document… and the aftermath

by Russell Pollitt SJ

Making headlines, to describe the unexpected interim document on the Family Synod that came out of the Vatican on Monday, were things like “A stunning change”, “A Catholic earthquake” and “A bombshell document from the Vatican”. Twitter was abuzz with comments and most major news networks commented on the story. These headlines were followed, hours later, by others that said things such as “Here’s why Church teaching on ‘gay marriage’ did not change today” and “One of the worst documents drafted in Church history!” Some are excited and hopeful; others are clearly disappointed.

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