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Pope Francis on building the family.

May 3, 2016

15 April 2016 In his recent letter Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis encourages young married couples to develop a routine in their daily life. He suggests a morning kiss, an evening blessing, waiting at the door for the others return, trips together, sharing household chores, and celebrating together. The Pope insists that no family drops down more »

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CHURCH COMMENDS CONCOURT RULING

April 4, 2016

JOHANNESBURG: The South African Council of Churches (SACC) is encouraged by the ruling from the Constitutional Court on Thursday 31 March, which has served to restore the faith of the people in the constitutional integrity of our nation, and goes a long way towards upholding accountability in the Office of the President. The highest court more »

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SACBC Justice and Peace Commission calls for honest attempts to end student violence

March 10, 2016

The Justice and Peace Commission for Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is concerned about violence during student protests. The conference’s Justice and Peace Commission released a statement yesterday calling for church leaders “to be included in mediating campus deadlocks”. Bishop Gabuza‚ Chairperson of the Justice and Peace Commission‚ said: “As the Church we firmly more »

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Response to the 2016 Budget

February 26, 2016

Response February 25th, 2016 The 2016 Budget If you find yourself having to take the wheel of a bus that is steadily gathering speed downhill, it is probably wise not to slam on the brakes or to haul it around in a sudden u-turn. Rather, try to gain control over it gently, while you figure more »

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Response To State of the Nation Address (SONA) – 2016

February 15, 2016

Response February 12th, 2016 The State of the Nation Address 2016 To begin on a positive note, it seems that President Zuma now realises more clearly than before that South Africa’s economic situation is perilous, and that avoiding a further downgrade in our investment grading is a priority. A number of points in the speech more »

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