LAUDATO SI’ AND OUR WORLD OF FAMILIES

LAUDATO SI’ AND OUR WORLD OF FAMILIES

I’m a great fan of Pope Francis and LAUDATO SI’ and a special fan of St Francis and his Canticle of Creation, which I prefer to sing or chant as well as meditate on. (Who was aware that the name of the encyclical “Laudato Si” is actually the name of this prayer?)   ...
Gender based violence and Grandparents

Gender based violence and Grandparents

FAMILY WEEKLY 26 AUGUS 2020. August is Women’s month in South Africa. Because of the serious problems around Gender Based Violence (gbv) during the last months of lockdown, brought on by the stresses during the Covid-19 pandemic, this month the focus in the media has...
REFLECTIONS, Extracts from Daily Thoughts for August

REFLECTIONS, Extracts from Daily Thoughts for August

August 27.  Everyone accepts the uniqueness of parent-child relationships. Lucia shared, “I think that mothers never stop worrying about their daughters or sons.  The widows in our parish have formed a support group and named St Monica as their patron. She...
GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, RELIGION AND FAMILY MINISTRY  –

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, RELIGION AND FAMILY MINISTRY –

I was contacted by a journalist asking me what counselling we, I and MARFAM , offer for gender-based violence. I hesitated at first but then decided to answer as best I could from a very particular perspective.  So I came up with an article that, after some further...