Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Bible

The Holy Bible is Christianity’s most sacred text. From it, we can understand God’s purpose for us humans, what he expects from us, and finding out how what kind of person you are. Here are 10 amazing facts that you may not know about the Bible!

An Ordinary Life In An Extraordinary Time

A DARKER SHADE OF PALE, by Beryl Crosher-Segers. Torchflame Books, Durham NC, 2018. 243pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher The rich body of literature on the subject of apartheid has rather neglected the experience of...

The Pope of the Gospel

One of the most profound episodes in the gospels is Jesus’ encounter with the woman of dubious repute at Jacob’s Well in Samaria (John 4:5-42). There were many reasons why Jesus should not have engaged with that woman. For one thing, as she rightly noted, he was a Jew and she a Samaritan, members of groups who maintained a mutual hostility.

Mass Readings: 22 April – 29 April, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday, April 22, 4th Sunday of Easter, Vocations Sunday Acts 4:8-12, Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28-29, 1 John 3:1-2, John 10:11-18 Monday, April 23 Acts 11:1-18,...

Rivonia Has a New Church!

The parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes in Rivonia, Johannesburg, have settled into their brand-new church, which was consecrated last month, after having used a church hall for the past 56 years.