Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

syria

A Shameful, Deadly Silence?

Is the West’s tepid response to the religious cleansing of Syrian and Iraqi Christians a sign of naivety, greed or maybe cowardice? Or is there a Machiavellian strategy to ease religious tension in the...

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Did Jesus Go To Hell?

A few people have, in recent times, told me how uncomfortable they are with the line ‘he descended into hell’ in the Apostles’ Creed. One person spent time trying to convince me that the...

Mother Teresa

Saint Mother Teresa

  Allow me to share with you one of the highpoints of my life – a short, yet deeply enriching encounter with a saint. Nearly 30 years ago, I worked at Catholic Charities of...

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Mass Readings: 28 August – 4 September

Liturgical Calendar Year C, Weekdays Cycle Year 2 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday August 28 Sirach 3:17-20, 28-29, Psalms 68:4-7, 10-11, Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24, Luke 14:1, 7-14 Monday August 29, Passion of St...

Fatima

How to Prepare for Fatima’s 100 Years

As the Church prepares for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, Prof Michael Ogunu suggests ways in which the local Church can celebrate the centenary. In 1916 an angel appeared to three...