Author: asiel

Congratulations Winston and Muriel Maritz!

Winston and Muriel Maritz of Cape Town are preparing to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. They married on June 22, 1968, at St Mary’s church in Retreat, with the ceremony officiated by Fr Feeny...

Stats Show More Church Annulments Done for Free

Implementation of Pope Francis’ abbreviated process for declaring the nullity of a marriage got off to a slow start, Vatican statistics showed, but his encouragement for making the annulment process free for petitioners fared...

A Pilgrimage on the Trail of Abbot Pfanner

One needn’t go to Spain for a Camino: a local walking pilgrimage is available on the trail of Abbot Pfanner in KwaZulu-Natal. JUDITH SHIER describes her experience and that of her fellow pilgrims of...

The Gift of Baptism is to be Cherished!

Children have a right to be brought up in the Christian faith, Pope Francis said. Parents and godparents must make sure they “feed the flame of baptismal grace in their little ones, helping them persevere in the faith

Abuse: Can we trust Church leaders?

  By Coleen Constable – The latest distressing but important reports about the sexual abuse in the Church require fresh reflection. Again there is evidence of a cover-up, as seemed to emerge from a...

Ok, What is Synodality in Our Church?

The Catholic Church needs to seek the input, commitment and talents of all of its members if it is to be truly catholic and to evangelise effectively, said a new document from the International Theological Commission.