FAMILY RIGHTS – A LENTEN MATTER

FAMILY RIGHTS – A LENTEN MATTER

“EVERY FAMILY MATTERS” as a theme does not only apply when it comes to relationships but applies in all areas of life.  For the month of March our focus is on FAMILY RIGHTS.  Most often when we think of rights we think of a person and individual rights,...
REFLECTIONS.   Extracts  from March Thoughts for the Day

REFLECTIONS.   Extracts  from March Thoughts for the Day

March 21. Human Rights Day.   Abel had done research on the history of Human Rights Day in South Africa.  It commemorates Sharpeville, a tragic incident in our history when in 1960 many innocent people who were demonstrating against injustice of the pass laws at the...
REFLECTIONS.  Extracts from FAMILY LENTEN THOUGHTS, MARCH

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from FAMILY LENTEN THOUGHTS, MARCH

March 15. Michael and  Paula’s young adult group were meditating on the reading of the day. “Can it be true” she asked,” that those who have committed abuse and other evil things can be forgiven if they change their ways and do good? But there are also plenty of...
Family Rights and the Right to Life.

Family Rights and the Right to Life.

The introduction to the MARFAM March theme FAMILY RIGHTS MATTER states one of the commonly held assumptions about human rights, “when we think of rights we tend to think of individual rights.” The Big One, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, begins by...
Choosing your Lenten Acts of Love and Sacrifice

Choosing your Lenten Acts of Love and Sacrifice

It seems that our news media, certainly in the last few weeks, is full to the brim with matters of sexual abuse, harassment, violence, murder and mayhem in general.  Just in the last few days, a young actor was murdered outside a cinema where a movie in which he acted...
Reflections. Extracts from Family Thoughts for the Day March.

Reflections. Extracts from Family Thoughts for the Day March.

March  6. Ash Wednesday. The whole school, whether they were Catholic or not went to get their ashes on their foreheads.  “Why do you do this?” the RE teacher asked the class. “Dunno.” “We just do it every year.” “It’s tradition and then we all give up something...