Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

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...

German Prosecutors Launch Crackdown on Church Sex Abuse

German police and prosecutors are launching investigations into clergy sexual abuse following the release of a report containing evidence of 3,700 alleged child sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church over a 68-year-period. Authorities...

My Life as a Priest Gives Me Great Joy

I would like to convey the joy of being a priest. Throughout the month of November, I have been giving retreats to different sodalities at the parish where I serve, St Charles Lwanga in Botshabelo, in the archdiocese of Bloemfontein.