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Three New Deacons Ordained!

Three deacons were ordained by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier at St Michael’s parish in Red Hill, Durban. The new deacons (from left) are Meshack Kali, Theobald King, and Neelan Reddy. (Photo: Toni Joharie) More Stories:...

Mass Readings: 16 December – 23 December, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year C Weekday Cycle 1 Sunday, December 16, 3rd Sunday of Advent Zephaniah 3:14-18, Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:10-18 Monday, December 17 Genesis 49:2, 8-10, Psalm 72:1-4, 7-8, 17, Matthew...

Is Ubuntu is Jesus’ Worldview?

This will be the last of my columns for 2018, a journey that has attempted to “Catholicise” the concept of ubuntu. At a conference early in the year I asked sodality members if ubuntu...

Marriage Preparation at St Peter Claver Parish

St Peter Claver parish in Pimville, Soweto, presented couples who had completed their marriage preparation course with certificates. Parish priest Fr Tom Segami OMI and Fr Mahlomola Skoto OMI blessed all the couples. Thato...

Vatican: No to Killer Robots

Fully automated and autonomous lethal weapons systems must be banned now before they become a reality in tomorrow’s wars, a Vatican representative said. The development of robotic weapons or “killer robots” will provide “the...

East London Catechists Attend Workshop

A group of catechists from East London deanery participated in a reflective workshop based on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, concerning the present challenge of caring for the Earth. Catechists were asked to suggest...

How to Pray for Parish Priests

Fr Christopher Neville OFM, Durban – With great joy I read the letter “Pray for priests” by Pat Rother. I don’t believe in coincidence but in “Godincidence”. Within a few days of reading the...

Like Having Dinner With Pope Francis

A FUTURE OF FAITH: The Path of Change in Politics and Society, by Pope Francis with Dominique Wolton. Bluebird/Pan Macmillan. 2018. 324pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher Imagine you are at a dinner party, and...