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Mary’s Assumption – Our Destiny

  Fr Allan Moss OMI – In the resurrection of Jesus we see our resurrection. Mary’s assumption exemplifies our Christian destiny. She is the model of the Church on its journey with the Risen Lord. As...

After Zoom Meeting, SA Churches May Now Open

BY ERIN CARELSE & STAFF REPORTERS The archbishop of Cape Town and other faith leaders met with President Cyril Ramaphosa in a Zoom meeting ahead of the government’s decision to allow for the reopening of places of...

SACBC President on Ways to Limit Mass Attendances to 100

After a day of consultation following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s instruction to restrict public gatherings to 100 in South Africa’s battle to check the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the president of the Southern African Catholic...

New ‘army’ took to township’s street

Curious people watched as a young girl dressed in rustic clothes rode a donkey in the streets of Wallacedene township near Kraaifontein in Cape Town. The girl was escorted by shepherds and angels through the...

A useful guide to the story of St Bernadette

LOURDES 2019, by Paul De Marco. Published by lulu.com. 2018. 168pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher In terms of annual visitors, Lourdes is the world’s third-biggest Marian shrine; in terms of reported miracles, perhaps none has...

Can business methods fix SA Church?

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH—200 YEARS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Six Transitional Phases, by Marumagae Moshe. SA Catholic Online Books. 2019. 153pp. Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher South Africans “are good at producing good policy documents but are...

Priest shows the way to ‘becoming love’

BECOME LOVE: Gradual Growth and Transformation from John to Francis, by Larry Kaufmann CSsR. Redemptorist Pastoral Publications. 2019. 180pp Reviewed by Tally Palmer I am writing at my study window. A cool, clear day with...

A township priest in the struggle

TOWNSHIP GOD: More Than Meets the Eyes, by Paddy Noonan OFM. Write-on Publishing, 2017. 244pp. R195 Reviewed by Mandla Zibi Although it might at first appear so, this is not a book about liberation theology,...

Retreat Helps Ease Rural Priests’ Isolation

By Selby Makgotho – Priests in rural areas are often isolated from one another, so it is important that they come together from time to time, according to the bishop of Polokwane diocese. Bishop Jeremiah Masela...

Exclusive: Talk on John Bradburne by his friend

On September 5, 1979 the English mystic, poet and lay Franciscan John Bradburne was executed by rogue ZANU guerrillas fighting in the Zimbabwean Independence War. Bradburne had refused to leave the Mutemwa Leprosy Settlement, where...

Bishop: Rise Up Against Attacks On Women!

After the spate of brutal attacks on women, including rape and murder, BISHOP VICTOR PHALANA is calling for a change in attitudes, calling on women to rise up and men to change their ways.  ...

The life of a model of Catholic Social Teaching

ANNE HOPE: The Struggle for Freedom, Stephanie Kilroe. Darton, Longman & Todd. 2019. 155pp. Reviewed by Fr Larry Kaufmann CSsR What a joy it is to learn more about the Catholic activist Anne Hope whose...