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Widow vulnerability. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter. August 23

Widow vulnerability. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter. August 23

At a Day of Reflection for widowed people some white widows were shocked when they heard from some of the black widows how they were treated after the death of their husbands. In some families and groups they were rejected.  Some took away their children, some...

Keeping Promises. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 22

Keeping Promises. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 22

Keeping promises at first seemed a simple concept to the parish council.  But the chairman was quite an old-fashioned law-abider and when some of the other members took their roles too lightly he was very frustrated.  “I think I can depend on the CWL” he thought....

Complementarity. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter  August 21

Complementarity. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 21

In their older years Jason and Monica sometimes laughed about their past ideals. “I wanted to lead the women in their struggle for equality.”  “I thought the men were being overrun by these domineering females in the Church.” “It was when we discovered the value of...

Assumption of Our Lady.  Family Thought: Women and Men Matter  August 18

Assumption of Our Lady. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 18

At their weekly family faith sharing Mom raised an issue for the teenagers to discuss.  “Is our legal system, right and just?” she asked. “Just consider the right to life which should be guaranteed by the Constitution. More than 10 years ago abortion was legalised...

Faith in Families.  Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 17

Faith in Families. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 17

Assumption, Mary Queen assumed into heaven, patroness of South Africa, pray for us.  “I think we are lucky in South Africa to have Mary as Queen assumed into heaven as our patroness,”  Octavia  shared.  “It kind of means to me that as a queen she is very powerful and...

Covenant speaks of love.  Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 15

Covenant speaks of love. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 15

The parish chairman introduced some migrant families from the DRC to the family ministry team. Some of the local youth made a point of welcoming the foreign young people and were shocked by the stories that some of the girls shared with them about their hardships on...

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