Category: Spirituality

Nun abuse by priests hidden for years

The stories spill out in the sitting rooms of Catholic convents, where portraits of Jesus keep watch and fans spin quietly overhead. They spill out in church meeting halls bathed in fluorescent lights, and over cups of cheap instant coffee in convent kitchens. Always, the stories come haltingly, quietly. Sometimes, the nuns speak at little more than a whisper.

A code of faith for all

At the heart of South Africa’s democratic liberty, lies freedom of thought, belief and practice. This, to those of us in the religious or faith sector, is of paramount importance. Citizens must enjoy the freedom to express their deepest convictions in however way they feel…

Confession versus Blame-shifting

We have watched some giants trip and fall of late, in both sports and politics.  It has been full of contrasts. The cricket heroes were caught red-handed and promptly admitted that they had been tampering with the ball, to accentuate its reverse spin.  One of those caught…

Nothing but Genocide

On Monday, UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein, described the brutal persecution of the Rohingya of Burma as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. The title of ‘the most persecuted people in the world’, also from the United Nations, is an acknowledgment of the…