Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

How first SA-Founded Religious Order Came to Be

In only three years Francis Pfanner had become world-famous. In 1885 Mariannhill was given the status of an abbey, and Pfanner was consecrated its first mitred abbot. The abbot was passionate about spreading the benefits of education and Christianity further afield. Soon a network of mission churches sprang up through southern Natal, each on farmland that was sufficient to feed its congregants.

Let the Truth Set us Free

The story of the Church began with a whole evening of unjust trials – Jesus brought before the Sanhedrin and the Roman governor to defend himself against trumped-up charges and in a highly politicised process. The Church’s birth through injustice – condemning not only Jesus but many of the early Apostles – has given it a good basis on which to challenge corrupt policing, biased courts and inhumane laws

Salesians Life Choices to Offer New Low-Cost MBA

Salesian Life Choices, in partnership with Tom Ryan, co-designer of the renowned UCT Graduate School of Business’ pioneering executive MBA, is offering a master’s degree in business administration—an MBA opportunity at a fraction of the cost of a standard MBA.

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.