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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The truth about climate change

“Can we remain indifferent before the problems associated with such realities as climate change… loss of productivity in vast agricultural areas, the pollution of rivers and aquifers, the loss of biodiversity, the increase of natural catastrophes and the deforestation of equatorial and tropical regions?”

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