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Truth Decay – in the Age of ‘Alternative Facts’

“The strategy of this skilled ‘Father of Lies’ is precisely mimicry, that sly and dangerous form of seduction that worms its way into the...

Clericalism is killing the Catholic Church — even in Africa

'We need to recognize that at this time in our history, we have failed as pastors' - Donald Zagoré SMA, Ivory Coast We need to...

Remembering Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2018

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Nelson Mandela - interspersed with favourite Mandela quotes - we celebrate his...

SMA Summer School 2018: Address by Rev. Elaine Murray

Editor's Note: Over the coming weeks we will periodically publish various keynote addresses and presentations by our speakers and panelists at the 2018 SMA...

World Cup Final – FRANCE – the last standing “African” team…

Say what you want about France but their preparation for this tournament was second to none. Spent half the 19th century conquering Africa so...

Using our gifts: Transformed by hope – Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Westminster

Given at the SMA Summer School at Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry on 1st July 2018 A few weeks ago, I took part in...
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One of the most important jobs on Earth right now’ – Director General of...

Editor's Note: On Friday, 29 June 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) elected a new Director General. He is António Manuel de Carvalho...

The consequences of the West’s demographic winter for Africa

Countries that produce fewer than two children per family are no longer able to produce a large enough work force to maintain their economy...