Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

Mass Readings: 21 October – 30 October, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday, October 21, 29th Sunday of the Year Isaiah 53:10-11, Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22, Hebrews 4:14-16, Mark 10:35-45 Monday, October 22, St John Paul II Ephesians 2:1-10, Psalm...

Bicentenary to be Shown on TV

A TV programme on October 21 will reflect on this year’s bicentennial of the Catholic Church in South Africa. The programme, part of the weekly Hosanna show, will include footage of the Bicentennial Mass...

Missions Offer Rural Youth IT Training

Three Catholic missions in Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal are the sites for successful computer schools for disadvantaged rural youth, established by the Netherlands’ HomePlan Foundation. Students study for six months to sit exams for the...

A Happy Birthday?

  I have always wondered who the original composer of the “Happy Birthday” song was. Year after year, many people around the world will have this song yelled and screeched at them. It is...

My Friend, Fr Oscar

By Jo Tuckman – Leonor Chacón remembers every emotion she felt on March 24, 1980, as if it were yesterday. It started, she recalls, with the happiness that always accompanied the expectation that Archbishop Óscar...