Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

Church Recognises Marriages by SSPX

Continuing initiatives aimed at a reconciliation with the Society of St Pius X, Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities. A letter...

Prayer: Lessons from the Women

In the weeks after Easter we hear a number of accounts in which the risen Jesus encounters his somewhat perplexed and disheartened friends. These personal encounters are a key moment; it’s from these encounters...

1,28 Billion Catholics; Half are in Ten Countries

Taken together, the ten countries with the most Catholics account for almost 56% of the world’s Catholic population, the Vatican reported. The 2017 Annuario Pontificio, or Vatican yearbook, and a new edition of the...

Fatima Seers to be Canonised in May

Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Bl Jacinta Marto and Bl Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions...

A Church Powered by the Son and Sun

A church in the US has switched to solar power and found that the new awareness and spirituality has been a blessing… The sign outside Our Mother of Sorrows Parish office reads: “OMOS gets...

A Disunited Front

As we approach Freedom Day, South Africans may well survey the calibre of our political leadership — and descend into despair. The African National Congress has long shed its character as a liberation movement...