Author: asiel

Pentecost Fire, Not Stagnant Pool, Should Describe Church

Perhaps “a pebble of spiritual disruption” needs to be dropped into the “stagnant pools” where the Catholic Church’s enthusiasm for the Gospel and for mission have been allowed to wane, the archbishop of Melbourne...

McCarrick Case: Vatican Acknowledges Mistakes

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct...

5 Cape Parishes Visit Ngome Marian Shrine!

Cape Town pilgrims at Ngome Marian shrine in KwaZulu-Natal came from the parishes of St John Bosco in Westridge, St Theresa’s in Welcome Estate, Mater Dei in Parow Valley, St Mary Magdalene in Lentegeur, and St...

Open skies: Vatican Observatory’s Public Stargazing Tour

When people ask why the Vatican has an observatory, one Jesuit priest says it’s because it cannot afford a particle accelerator. The nerdy quip by the Vatican Observatory’s vice director, Jesuit Father Paul Mueller,...

You Can Now See the Rare Art of the Sand Mandala

The Denis Hurley Centre in Durban will be hosting the creation of a “sand mandala” this month. This painstaking procedure is a very rare sight to witness. Starting in the week of October 15,...

Visit Majestic, Holy Lebanon Via Phone App!

  From its high majestic mountains, picturesque villages and coastal towns to its bustling cities, Lebanon is rich in breathtaking scenery, cultural diversity and religious sites. Now the land of the cedars mentioned in...