Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

Bicentenary to be Shown on TV

A TV programme on October 21 will reflect on this year’s bicentennial of the Catholic Church in South Africa. The programme, part of the weekly Hosanna show, will include footage of the Bicentennial Mass...

Missions Offer Rural Youth IT Training

Three Catholic missions in Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal are the sites for successful computer schools for disadvantaged rural youth, established by the Netherlands’ HomePlan Foundation. Students study for six months to sit exams for the...

A Happy Birthday?

  I have always wondered who the original composer of the “Happy Birthday” song was. Year after year, many people around the world will have this song yelled and screeched at them. It is...

My Friend, Fr Oscar

By Jo Tuckman – Leonor Chacón remembers every emotion she felt on March 24, 1980, as if it were yesterday. It started, she recalls, with the happiness that always accompanied the expectation that Archbishop Óscar...

If Pope is Innocent of Vigano’s Claim, Let Him Say So

The Southern Cross editorial of September 12 in favour of a Truth & Reconciliation Commission for repairing the abuse scandal and restoring justice to the Church in the wake of the terrible crisis engulfing the whole Body of Christ, deserves grateful praise.

This Violence is Not Who We Are!

While I was reading an article by Ricardo da Silva SJ on Jesuit Institute Connect, titled “A Pain That We Must Hold”, my mind took me to the recent survey concerning the escalating level of violence in our country.

Pope Paul VI Changed the Church

As the pope who oversaw much of Vatican II and its aftermath, Paul VI had to steer between continuity and innovation, as FR Valentine Iheanacho MSP explains. In many respects, the 1963-78 pontificate of...