While we celebrate Human Rights Day today, it’s imperative that we don’t forget those who fought for their basic human rights to be observed.
Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly
Moira Gillmore, Durban – June Boyer’s How did God punish Adam? , responding to my letter Childbirth and Original Sin in which I point out that pain in childbirth is a consequence of original...
As is annual tradition, the matrics of Assumption Convent School in Germiston, Johannesburg, St Benedict’s College in Bedfordview, and Holy Rosary School in Edenvale joined for Mass and a breakfast to unite in prayer and friendship during their final...
The question raised in the letter “Why shouldn’t kids be in church” is possibly very pertinent. There is no doubt that children should be introduced to church participation at an early age and be taught the Catholic religion. I, however, have reservations as to the implementation thereof.
He is acknowledged as a great leader in Christian history — a global leader, a world statesman. The most travelled pontiff in the history of the Catholic Church was hailed for his human rights and political activism. St John Paul II was a peacemaker.
I grew up in the Anglican Church and became a Catholic in my teens. There’s much interdenominational diversity within my family, and that diversity has given me great tolerance for the denominations of my family members — and they for mine. So one thing I feel very strongly about is Christian ecumenism.
The Justice & Peace Commission of Durban archdiocese hosted a workshop on advocacy, lobbying and training at Albert Falls Conference Centre. The workshop was presented by archdiocese J&P coordinator Kalie Senyane, with chaplain Fr Cyril Xaba, Fr Sipho Mbatha of Eshowe diocese, Robert Mafinyori of the SACBC Justice & Peace Commission, and Dr Kudakwashe Shonhiwa of Peace Oasis International.
The Women’s Group from St Catherine of Siena parish in Kleinvlei, Cape Town, had their annual retreat at St Anthony’s in the Valley chapel on the Nagenoeg farm in Stellenbosch. The theme for the day...
Bishop Abel Gabuza of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s Justice and Peace Commission (J&P) has called on the new minister of mineral resources to prioritise environmental challenges associated with mining, especially the protection of water against the pursuit of short-term economic gains in the mining industry.
Like many young children, I had a vivid and expressive imagination when I was young, and that came especially to the fore during play times. A princess who needed to be rescued, a wicked witch and an intrepid explorer were among the fantasy roles I enjoyed enacting.
Pope Francis has decreed that Latin-rite Catholics around the world will mark the feast of “the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church” on the Monday after Pentecost each year.
Today is the Feast of St Joseph. We don’t know much about Jesus’ earthly father. We know he was from a good family …both Luke and Matthew record Joseph in their genealogies. The...
Forgiving those who have caused pain or offence is not easy, Pope Francis said. It is a grace that we have to ask for,” because the peace offered by Christ cannot take root in a heart that is incapable of living in fraternity with others and incapable of rebuilding those bonds after being wounded, the pope said