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The Troubling Reality of War. Family Thought November 21

The Troubling Reality of War. Family Thought November 21

 Is one ever justified in killing another person, in defence of justice, or in war?  Secular law would condemn a killing for the sake of justice but wars have been fought throughout history where killing the so-called enemy is the objective.  In Old Testament times...

Living and Dying for their Faith

Living and Dying for their Faith

At baptism the parents are reminded that they have the duty to pass on their faith to their children. Godparents stand at their side and often grandparents are the ones in families who take this responsibility too.  Many people have been martyred for their faith in...

Justice and Integrity are to die for. Family Thought November 19

Justice and Integrity are to die for. Family Thought November 19

The State Capture Commission and other commissions have heard numerous stories of attempts to bribe government officials for personal gain.   However bribery and corruption have become a way of life for everyone of us, in business and private life, on large and small...

Commitment to Faith Matters.  Family Thought November 18.

Commitment to Faith Matters. Family Thought November 18.

During this week the readings from 1 and 2 Maccabees tell of a traumatic time of wars and oppression in the history of Israel at the end of Old Testament times when the region was ruled by foreign kings. The Jews were divided, some remained faithful and others obeyed...

A catechesis of beauty.  Family Thought November 16.

A catechesis of beauty. Family Thought November 16.

The Bible Study group had pored over the beautiful imagery in the passage of the day but found it difficult to capture its deeper meaning.  Tony had been fascinated too and had made a study of this type of Wisdom literature and was able to explain the passage. The...

Worshipping God through his creation.  Family Thought November 15

Worshipping God through his creation. Family Thought November 15

Mrs Mpumelolo was invigilating the matric science exam and thought to herself.   “Nowadays young people leaving school and looking for work often go for the technological field where admittedly a great deal of beauty is created but how many are going into the area of...

Our Communion of Saints.  Family Thought 14 November

Our Communion of Saints. Family Thought 14 November

November is the month for All Saints when we focus on the communion of saints, which we hope includes very many of us still here on earth. However we remember in a special way those who have been recognized as holy people and been beatified and canonized.  It can be...

The Challenge of Success and Relationships.  Family Thought November 13

The Challenge of Success and Relationships. Family Thought November 13

When men and women become successful in their careers there is a risk to their relationship as they become caught up in their own lives and lose track of God and their families.  Marriage and family break-down too easily happen with children often being the losers....

The Grieving Process.   Family Thought 12 November

The Grieving Process. Family Thought 12 November

Adrian chose the popular reading about the “souls of the just” from the book of Wisdom for his Dad’s Requiem Mass but privately at home he found it very hard to accept.   He and Rosemarie cried many bitter tears, even though they kept saying to themselves, “he is at...

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