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Don’t Show Contempt for the Image of God

Exploiting women or treating them like objects is a sin against God, Pope Francis said in his homily during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae. It will do people good – especially those who enjoy freedom – to reflect on how many women have become “slaves of this throwaway mentality,” he said.

Out of this World: Vatican’s Care for Creation includes Final Frontier

From Pope Gregory XIII’s observational tower built in the Vatican Gardens in the 16th century so celestial studies could aid the reform of the calendar to Pope Leo XIII, who officially re-founded the Vatican Observatory in the late 19th century, popes have kept their eyes fixed on the heavens.

Mass Readings: 24 June – 1 July, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday, June 24, Birth of St John the Baptist Isaiah 49:1-6, Psalm 139:1-3, 13-15, Acts 13:22-26, Luke 1:57-66,80 Monday, June 25 2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18, Psalm...

Congratulations Winston and Muriel Maritz!

Winston and Muriel Maritz of Cape Town are preparing to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. They married on June 22, 1968, at St Mary’s church in Retreat, with the ceremony officiated by Fr Feeny...

Sports on Sunday Ok, but Not to Skip Mass!

A new Vatican document cautions against the dangers of highly competitive children’s sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win ‘“at all costs” and the unsportsmanlike or violent behaviour of fans. The document...