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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...

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...