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Topic: Nelson Mandela

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 22/01/14

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Mandela failed the unborn – but we should understand why before we condemn him

For whatever reason, unlike Alison Davis, he never got to appreciate the sacredness of life

When the crowd at Mandela’s memorial service booed Jacob Zuma an important line was crossed

Will the public barracking of the South African president mark the beginning of the end for the politics of wishful thinking in Africa?

Comparing Mandela to Jesus is absurd

Even the very greatest saints in the Christian calendar, like Francis of Assisi, are only “Christ-like” insofar as they have come to reflect their divine Master

Nelson Mandela brilliantly embodied the ideals of reconciliation and forgiveness

The South African hero shows that even the secular world needs its saints

Catholics around the world mourn Nelson Mandela

Catholics supported former South African president’s struggle against apartheid