Conversion is more than a bandage

Conversion is more than a bandage

March 31.  Jacob belonged to his parish Justice and Peace group and worked in the prison too.  “That is for my sins” he used to say. “But that is where I am able to put a different dimension on J&P.  Yes, people are guilty, some, not all, admit it and I feel...
Does gender-based violence demand justice and mercy?

Does gender-based violence demand justice and mercy?

Ernestina shared with her friends, “I got quite a shock when I read the story of Susanna in the book of Daniel the other day.  Was abuse of women and lying officials already common in those Biblical times?”  “For sure, society hasn’t really changed has it, but...
Sunday 5 Lent. The life of the world to come.

Sunday 5 Lent. The life of the world to come.

When Father Sylvester preached about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead he focused on the words of Jesus “I am the Resurrection and the life”  and was able to bring a new understanding to the passage in the light of creation.  “I agree with Pope Francis and the...
Families, justice and the value of work

Families, justice and the value of work

Boetie stressed his point.  “You see, I’m right. I know I’m right and expect the judge to uphold my point of view.” Labour disputes and even family disputes are not just reasoned out like that. “Circumstances do have an influence too. A poor child stealing...
Is Covid-19 a call to conversion?

Is Covid-19 a call to conversion?

After Mass a few men stayed chatting. “Politicians aren’t the only people it is hard to trust.  In every situation there are greedy, self-centred people just out to feather their own nest and eager to trap and exploit you.  Even friends betray friends. What kind...