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St Joseph a righteous man

In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and the curtailment of church services MARFAM will be offering a variety of HOME LITURGY resources.  WATCH THIS SPACE! March 19.  St Joseph was a honourable man and Joe, himself an honourable young married man, shared his...

Family Rights and the responsibility of the country

Family Rights and the responsibility of the country

March 18.  Jonathan had studied the Constitution. “It does not belong to any one political party but to all citizens.  That might sometimes be forgotten when elections are on  the horizon and also when the president tends to speak for the party rather than the...

Pope Francis: God wishes to work with us

Pope Francis: God wishes to work with us

Pope Francis:  God who wishes to work with us and counts on our cooperation can also bring good out of the evil we have done.  The Holy Spirit can be said to possess an infinite creativity, proper to the divine mind, which knows how to loosen the knots of human...

Jesus and discrimination

Jesus and discrimination

Sunday Lent 3A.   Having been active in the liberation struggle in South Africa Fr Sylvester was very conscious of discrimination. So he began by asking, “Should Jesus have spoken to the Samaritan woman? Today that might seem OK, but in Jesus' day Jews did not speak...

The prodigal son, forgiving father and their family

The prodigal son, forgiving father and their family

  March 14.   After listening to the parable of the Prodigal Son Jane's mom raised some points to consider. “Is it really about a prodigal son or a forgiving father?” “Actually there are many lessons. There is a wasteful son who demanded his inheritance and the...

Bringing up kids a right and responsibility

Bringing up kids a right and responsibility

In a parent talk during Lent an important issue was raised.  Family life nowadays is complicated, taking many forms.  There are 2nd marriages with children from different parents or maybe a grandmother caring for a number of children.  Parents may show favouritism and...

The Nature of a Servant-Leader

The Nature of a Servant-Leader

It is recognised that in every liberation struggle there are heroes who deserve to be admired.  However, often people still look up to them and remember their good deeds even if they later become tyrants and abuse their own people.  Is this the way of a true leader,...

Environmental Justice a need for today

Environmental Justice a need for today

March 10.    Mike was interested in justice and peace issues.  “We all have a right and the responsibility to judge for ourselves who and what is right and wrong. Like who to vote for, or paying your e-tolls.  Beyond that we also have to stand up for what we believe. ...

Family Rights and discipline.

Family Rights and discipline.

Moses spoke as a parent. "Like justice is mercy a right, a responsibility, a duty, something we learn from the example of God? We parents and carers struggle with discipline and with finding suitable punishments for misbehaviour these days.  Promoting self-discipline...

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