South Africa Launches New Mandela Bank Notes

Reuters reports: South Africa immortalised former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a set of new banknotes bearing the image of the anti-apartheid leader, who remains a rare unifying force in a country still scarred by its racially divided past. The government announced the new notes earlier this year on the 22nd anniversary of Mandela’s release…

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Row Over Water Bill

And their bank account blocked: Standoff over unpaid water bill could result in closure of revered church believed to be site of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial. The Guardian: One of the most venerated sites in the Christian faith, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried and resurrected,…

Price of New Missal

This does make one think: I am a 70-year-old pensioner and a staunch Catholic. I have a week-day missal and a Sunday missal which I have been using for years. “I can’t afford the new missals!” Now it was decided to change the wording in the Mass to suit whoever, I must buy new missals…

Chaplains Are Needed

Newsday with a letter that makes so much sense. Pity those who should hear the plea, will care precious little… The letter “Why the need for SCPD chaplain?” [Aug. 5] questioned the need for a Suffolk County police chaplain in this time of fiscal crisis. Government must scale back spending, but I would not begin by…