World Day of the Poor was first proposed in 2016 in Pope Francis’ apostolic letter for the Year of Mercy, Misericordia et misera, which calls on the faithful to “make a serious examination of conscience, to see if we are truly capable of hearing the cry of the poor”.
Author: Christen Torres
Bernadette Chellew’s Praying the Scriptures: 8 Chapters of Lectio Divina Reflections makes use of Judeo-Christian Scriptures, as well as the ancient Lectio Divina practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer, with the author promising to explore the “eight aspects of prayer” with readers.
Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg has called for the excommunication of all priests who abuse minors, and spoke with concern about the anger of young South Africans at what he called “broken promises”.
A research paper by the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office gives an in-depth analysis of asylum seekers who need protection because of domestic abuse.
A young Catholic in Johannesburg introduced her own fashion designs at a private show and is determined to become a runway model. Victoria Giuricich, 20, is a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Rivonia. Born in 1998, she has Down syndrome. The aspiring model will debut three of her own original designs on the ramps as part of South African Fashion Week.
At least 80% of families in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, are believed to have traces of Filipino blood, and thus a Catholic heritage. This will be commemorated later this month when the 19th-century steps in...
With renewed moves to decriminalise prostitution and the African National Congress at last year’s national conference pledging support for that, the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) has warned that there are no easy policy solutions.
First Communion at St Benedict’s cathedral in Eshowe diocese in KwaZulu-Natal.
The brutal attack on a Pretoria study house in which a priest and a seminarian were injured in late September followed an onslaught of crimes against churches over the past few months—but “the Church will continue its work of ministry and service”, Archbishop William Slattery vowed
More than 250 members of the Legion of Mary, as well as delegates from the Eastern Cape and Cape Town, attended the legion’s founding celebration at Our Mother of Perpetual Help parish in Malabar, Port Elizabeth. The event celebrated 85 years of the Legion of Mary in South Africa.
A conference to empower youth will be held in Cape Town next month, with a keynote speaker from Australia and presentations from youth programmes. The Organisation of African Youth and the youth chaplaincy of...
A delegation of South African Justice & Peace activists, led by Bishop Victor Phalana of Klerksdorp, addressed the United Nations to present the “Tavern Project”, which has been implemented in North West province. The...