NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA - (1918-2013) By Anthony Egan
We woke this morning (Friday 6th December 2013) to the news that Nelson Mandela had died. Though expected for some time, it still came as a shock. I am not going to repeat the well-deserved tributes and obituaries but ask: what does Madiba’s life mean for us from a theological point of view?
Central to Catholic Social Thought (CST) is dignity of persons and human rights. Even a brief sketch of Mandela’s life shows us how (...)
Second Sunday of Advent, Year A
“In the wake of the Babylonian exile only a stump of the Davidic dynasty remains. From this "stump of Jesse" will spring forth a shoot, that of the messianic King. The new reign will be marked by peace, justice, and knowledge of God that extends to all the nations (First Reading). That the fruits of this reign will include the Gentiles shows that no one is excluded from Godīs plan. Israel doesnīt have a monopoly on Godīs favor. In fact, the (...)