The Church’s healing gift

In a perceptive column last week, our writer Sarah-Leah Pimentel proposed that Catholics make use of the sacrament of reconciliation as a part of an interior spring-clean. She described confession as “the gift the Church gives us to approach Christ in childlike trust and know that all things will be made new in the light [...]

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Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

On August 10, my present parish in Harare, the Assumption of Our Lady in Rhodesville, Highlands, celebrated its diamond jubilee. In preparation for the celebration, a number of projects were embarked upon which included the building of a grotto, improving the car park, building a wall for the church, fundraising and designing a jubilee uniform [...]

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Community Pictures – August 27, 2014

Our Catholic Communities around Southern Africa

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Regrets? Time for an inner spring-clean

Regrets. We all have them. A bad decision we made, or a decision we failed to make. Perhaps I should have thought more carefully about the consequences of situation X, or perhaps I should have taken the risk and been less afraid of the consequences.

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Mosaic tells the story of salvation

BY  FR GERRY O’COLLINS SJ Many readers could tell me about some crucifix or cross that means a great deal to them. It might be a crucifix in a church or chapel in Durban or in another city in South Africa. It might be a crucifix or cross that they saw elsewhere in Southern Africa [...]

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Mass Readings – September 14 -21

Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday, September 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38, Philippians 2:6-11, John 3:13-17 Monday, September 15, Our Lady of Sorrows Hebrews 5:7-9, Psalm 31:2-6, 15-16, 20, John 19:25-27 or Luke 2:33-35 Tuesday,  September 16, St Cornelius and St Cyprian 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, [...]

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