Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

CPLO Response to Budget Speech 2018

Responding to the budget speech made by finance minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday, a Church analyst said that it seems to be a “fairly sincere attempt” to help South Africans escape out of the “fiscal pit” that the administration under Jacob Zuma had dug during his tenure as president.

Mass Readings: 25 February – 4 March, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday, February 25, 2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18, Psalms 116:10, 15-19, Romans 8:31-34, Mark 9:2-10 Monday, February 26 Daniel 9:4-10, Psalms 79:8-9, 11, 13,...

Pray for Africa Today

Pope Francis has declared February 23 a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Africa, especially for the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

If the Shoe Fits…Get Funding and Donate It!

When a group of young Catholics noticed that many children don’t have shoes to wear to school, they decided to act. The Young Roman Catholic Men’s Union in Port Elizabeth started a project in 2015 to provide poor children with free school shoes…

The Lent Lily

“In western countries the daffodil is associated with spring festivals such as Lent and its successor Easter. In Germany the wild narcissus, N. pseudonarcissus, is known as Osterglocke or “Easter bell.” In the United...