Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

How Church Shaped The Movies

Once upon a time, the Catholic Church dictated to Hollywood what was morally permissible in movies, as CHAZ MUTH explains. Movies have enchanted the public since the late 19th century, providing audiences with vivid storytelling on...

Film Celebrates Life Of A Catholic Martyr

On January 31, a film about a Catholic victim of the Nazis opens in South Africa. JOHN MULDERIG reviews A Hidden Life, about the martyr Bl Franz Jägerstätter and his wife Franziska. In 2007, Franz Jägerstätter...

Youth Confirmed at Table View Parish!

The church of the Resurrection in Table View, Cape Town, celebrated the confirmation of young parishioners. They are seen with (seated from left) Fr Carlo Adams OSFS, Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David OMI, and Fr...

Pope Decries ‘Barbaric Resurgence’ of Anti-Semitism

By Carol Glatz –  Pope Francis condemned the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism and criticised the selfish indifference that is creating the conditions for division, populism and hatred. “I will never tire of firmly condemning...

60 Years for Fr James John Towell OMI!

Fr James John Towell OMI celebrated the diamond jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. Fr Towell, who is retired at St Charles’ parish in Victory Park, Johannesburg, was the first resident parish priest...

The New Pastoral Plan

After many years of extensive work and consultation,  today, January 26, will see the official launch of the local Church’s new pastoral plan at a Mass in Soweto’s Regina Mundi church. The new pastoral...