South African Catholics Are Too Apathetic
Kerry Giloway, Cape Town – Your editorial “The invisible Church” refers. I attended the Bicentennial Mass in Bellville, Cape Town, along with my mom and about 70 people from our parish, and I was a little surprised at the lack of government representation.
I also thought the venue was big enough to accommodate many more Catholic parishioners in the Western Cape.
I find South African Catholics very apathetic in their faith, compared to overseas.
We need to get involved and spend time honouring those who have gone before us, who made such valuable contributions to our Catholic faith in South Africa, through the dark days when our priests were banned from celebrating Mass, to the present moment.
Let’s be that one, true “universal” Church, come together and worship and praise together, not only for centennial or bicentennial celebrations but annually, to give thanks for our wonderful priests who bring us Our Lord in the Eucharist. God bless our country. God bless our Catholic Church.
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