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CWD: Requiem for a Great Organisation

Once it was one of the great welfare organisations of the Southern African Church; in November it closed its doors. Over two articles, SYDNEY DUVAL looks at the growth and legacy of Catholic Welfare & Development,...

Catholic Political Analyst: Our New Cabinet

 By Mike Pothier – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet contains quite a number of bold and unexpected appointments, and he has certainly shifted the balance in favour of female and younger politicians. At the same...

Let the Swiss Guards plan your gourmet meals

THE VATICAN COOKBOOK: 500 Years of Classic Recipes, Papal Tributes and Exclusive Images of Life and Art at the Vatican, by the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Sophia Institute Press, 2018. 204 pp. Reviewed by Regina...

In Search of the Historical Jesus

The study of the historical Jesus was the subject of a day-long workshop delivered by three leading biblical scholars. The workshop was presented at Holy Redeemer parish in Bergvliet, Cape Town, by Oblate Father...

Priest’s prison book will rattle your conscience

LIGHT THROUGH THE BARS: Understanding And Rethinking South Africa’s Prisons, by Fr Babychan Arackathara. Burnet Media, 2019. 216pp. R220 Reviewed by Fr Ralph de Hahn This book by Fr Babychan Arackathara MSFS, a zealous...

Deacon reflects on his ministry

A DEACON’S REFLECTION, by Deacon Greg Garnie. SA Catholic Online Books, 2018. 90pp. Reviewed by Michael Shackleton Pope Paul VI reinstated the permanent diaconate into the Church’s ministry in 1967. His motu proprio “Sacrum...

Bishops: Don’t Abuse ‘Gift of the Car’

By Mandla Zibi – With more road carnage expected this Easter holidays, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha said Christians should apologise for having abused the “gift of the car” when driving. The prelate, who...

Our Own Exodus From Egypt

Guest editorial: Fikile Moya – There seems to be an appetite among some modern Christians to downplay the Jewish roots of their faith It is as though the only scriptures worth paying attention to are...

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...