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Ask a Toddler Why Jesus Was Crucified

By Sheldon Vandrey – Every year on Good Friday at 10:00, our parish of the Holy Spirit in Arcadia, Port Elizabeth, hosts its Passion play, performed by the youth group and other young people in...

Suicide: Time to Debunk the Myths

Suicide is still shrouded in myths, fallacies, misconceptions and misunderstandings — and they need to be debunked, writes DAVID CAPEL from personal experience in this tragic form of death. Eight years ago my girlfriend...

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire: Cause Unknown

The Catholic Church in Southern Africa has said that now that the fire that threatened to destroy the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris has been extinguished, “may the faith of the French Catholic...

The 7 Point Divine Renovation Game Plan

Divine Renovation is based on what Fr James Mallon calls “The Game Plan”. It has seven key ingredients: 1. Invitational Church The starting point is to become an “invitational Church”, which is not a...

Fr Simon Sibisi Ordained!

A thanksgiving Mass was held for Fr Simon Sibisi at the parish of the Immaculate Conception in Pinetown, just a day after his ordination in Durban’s Emmanuel cathedral. Fr Sibisi is seen flanked by members of his family. The...

Priest, Nun Among Ethiopia Air Crash Victims

According to the Congregation of Mariannhill Missionaries, a priest of the order, Kenyan Father George Kageche Mukua CMM, who once studied in South Africa, and a Kenyan nun were among the victims of the...

Archbishop On Ancestors And The Faith In Africa

PASTORAL LETTERS ON MARY AND MATTERS ANCESTRAL, by Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI. SA Catholic Online Books. 2018. 255pp. Reviewed by Michael Shackleton Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg, has a plan: to build a place...

Hurley Letters: Advocating Real Christianity

A LIFE IN LETTERS: Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley. Edited by Philippe Denis, Paddy Kearney & Jane Argall. Cluster Publications, Pietermaritzburg. 2008. 541pp. Reviewed by Mike Pothier To anyone who knew him, however remotely,...

See the Divine Light in Others

Guest editorial by Fr Stefan Hippler Every year on World Aids Day, December 1, we are reminded of the plight of the more than 34 million people living with HIV/Aids and — depending where they...

SA Catholic Giant Paddy Kearney Dies

Paddy Kearney, the biographer of Archbishop Denis Hurley and former director of the Diakonia Council of Churches, died suddenly of heart attack in the afternoon of November 23. He was 76.