By Laura Ieraci, CNS Couples who are seeking to marry, even those who have lived together, should value their engagement period as a time to grow in mature love and in profound knowledge of each other, said Pope Francis.
Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was martyred in 19809, will be beatified on May 23. RAYMOND PERRIER looks at the relevance of the Salvadoran archbishop to us in South Africa today.
The central objective of our faith is the hope of salvation at the hour of our death; and our chief reason for living with Christ, more than any of our earthly needs, is to prepare us well for the eternal life in the presence of our loving Father.
BY Fr Larry Kaufmann CSsR Pope Francis’ Misericordiae Vultus, which proclaims the Jubilee Year of Mercy for 2016, is truly a word of hope. I was able to share some of its message of hope recently while preaching a mission in the Eastern Cape. I visited a woman, severely disabled, who was widowed after 49 […]
By Fr Anthony Egan SJ On March 24, 1980, a great, holy man was martyred. Oscar Romero, the Catholic archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador, was shot by agents of a right-wing death squad while celebrating Mass in a hospital chapel. On May 23 he will be formally beatified.
May is the month of Mary, a time when we reflect on Mary as Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church and our mother too.There are some beautiful qualities of motherhood that are displayed in the many Marian icons and liturgical texts dedicated to Mary. But I sometimes wonder whether we look to Our Lady’s […]
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- The Lessons of Oscar Romero for SA today May 27, 2015
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