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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Paddy Kearney’s new book


DATE: Wednesday 28 November 2012
TIME: 17h30
VENUE: The Link, St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town

The main feature of the event will be an interview of the author
by the Very Reverend Michael Weeder, Dean of Cape Town

This abridged version of Archbishop Hurley’s biography highlights the most important events and prophetic actions in the life of this courageous but caring activist, and is now made accessible to a wider readership.

Archbishop Hurley was one of our greatest South Africans. This biography reveals what gave him that stature – his integrity, fearlessness, gentleness of spirit and his magnanimity. It is a must-read for all of us.”
-        The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu,
Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town

Copies of the book will be on sale at a special launch price of R150
Please join us for snacks and refreshments in Café St George afterwards
RSVP by Friday 23 November
Brian Robertson         0721182149
Donations towards costs will be welcome
This event commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

WE ARE ALL CHURCH SOUTH AFRICA (WAACSA) is a movement of Catholics in Southern Africa who are committed to the renewal of our Church envisaged by the Second Vatican Council. We have adopted Archbishop Denis Hurley’s motto: “Where the Spirit is, there is freedom” (2 Cor 3:17).

Denis Hurley was a courageous opponent of South Africa’s apartheid regime for 50 years. He was dubbed ‘an ecclesiastical Che Guevara’ by a South African official and ‘guardian of the light’ by Alan Paton.
He was a champion of the reforms and ‘spirit’ of Vatican II. His views on birth control, married priests, and women’s ordination were radical and controversial.

This new, abridged version of Guardian of the Light tells the story of how Hurley became the youngest Catholic bishop in the world in 1947 at 31 and archbishop of Durban in 1952. His career as an outspoken opponent of apartheid began in 1951 when, as chairman of the Southern African Bishops’ Conference, he drafted the first of the groundbreaking pastoral letters in which the bishops denounced apartheid as ‘blasphemy’ and ‘intrinsically evil’. Along with four other church leaders (including Desmond Tutu), he was regarded as one of the South African state’s ‘most wanted’ political opponents. After his retirement, he continued to work as a parish priest well into his eighties

Paddy Kearney is former head of the staff team at Diakonia, an ecumenical social justice agency founded by Archbishop Denis Hurley to help Durban churches respond to the socio-political challenges of the area. He is at present a consultant to the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council, and coordinates the Denis Hurley Centre Project at Emmanuel Cathedral in Durban

ISBN: 978 1 86914 219 3 • Format: 230 x 150mm, 272 pp, Softcover • Rights: World • RRP: R225

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