Pope: Don’t judge Sinners, Help them Come Home

By Carol Glatz –On the eve of sending off “missionaries of mercy” to all corners of the globe, Pope Francis told his specially appointed men that the reassuring strength of God’s love – not the “bludgeon of judgement” of sinners – will bring the “lost sheep” back to the fold.

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Wallpaper – Lent 2016

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Attacks on Priests

South African Catholics were shocked this month to learn of the brutal attack on a Cape Town priest in his presbytery during an apparent robbery.

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Why our Just God Forgives Sinners

In this Year of Mercy we are asked to show mercy to others. I cannot understand how God can be said to show mercy to us when we know that he is a just God and will punish sinners for their offences against his holy will. F Joshua

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Why We are called to Lenten Fast

Today the sense of fasting is diminishing. Seeing fast food restaurants makes our stomachs growl, as though we are angry lions.  And yet, we need fasting more than ever in these times, even with these pressing desires for instant gratification.

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The Hijacking of Carnival

One cannot have carnival in the middle of Lent, nor Mardi Gras in November My long-suffering wife already sighs when she sees the posters, knowing that the moment I also spot them, I will morph from being the ray of boyish sunshine I think I am into the grumbling grouch whom I increasingly encounter in […]

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Mass Readings: 7 February – 14 Febraury, 2016

Liturgical Calendar Year C, Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday February 7 Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalms 138:1-5, 7-8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 Monday February 8 1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13, Psalms 132:6-10, Mark 6:53-56 Tuesday February 9 1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30, Psalms 84:3-5, 10-11, Mark 7:1-13 Wednesday February 10, Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-18, Psalms 51:3-6, 12-14, 17, […]

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Power corrupts because the powerful don’t recognise sin

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Anyone with a bit of power – in the church or in the world – needs to be on guard against allowing their sinfulness to turn into corruption, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Nuclear Power Must Lead the Mix

From Frans van Neerijnen, Johannesburg The bishops’ Justice & Peace Commission has called for a costly referendum on nuclear reactors (January 13), but such a poll is effectively happening this year in the form of local elections.

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More than 1,000 missionaries of mercy will serve during jubilee year

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service – More than 1,000 “missionaries of mercy” from all over the world, including South Africa, will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God’s mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

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