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Fr. Matthew Charlesworth, S.J.

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All that exists Thought for the day Published on 15 Sep 2019 Image: a sea bird walking along a beach. Text: You love all that exists… for had you hated anything, you would not have formed it.  Wisdom 11: 24

You love all that exists… for had you hated anything, you would not have formed it.

Wisdom 11: 24

Pope Francis: “May our attitude be gentle and humble, attentive to caring for the poor.”

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The decision by the Zambian Football Association to refuse to play an international friendly against South Africa in protest of the xenophobic attacks, reminds us that sometimes sport can be a useful weapon of international diplomacy and punishment. With so many other countries on the continent that flagrantly abuse human rights, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya asks why this tool is used so sparingly. It was not the first time that a state had used sport to register its disapproval of the actions […]

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Fr Sylvester David OMI has been appointed to lead the Oblate School of Theology in the USA. He will be the first African to hold the top post at the US institution. Matthew Charlesworth SJ spoke to him ahead of his move to the USA to take up this important work. Fr Sylvester David OMI has been appointed President of the Oblate School of Theology (OST) in San Antonio, Texas, USA. David, at present the Vicar General of the Archdiocese […]

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