Author: Erin Carelse

Father Emil Blaser Hangs Up His Morning Mic

After 17 years, Fr Emil Blaser OP hung up the microphone on his Radio Veritas morning show “Matins” on May 11, with many past interviewees paying tribute to South Africa’s radio pioneer. Over the years, Fr Blaser has interviewed hundreds of eminent people including bishops, nuncios and ambassadors, and got to know many people who have become his friends.

Give Youth a Liturgical Role

At a workshop for Witbank diocese youth ministry leaders, Bishop Joe Sandri stressed the importance of recognising the youth, and possibly having them lead Mass once a month.

Church-Government TB Partnership!

With tuberculosis still the leading cause of death in South Africa — according to the World Health Organisation around 124000 South Africans died from TB in 2016 alone — the Catholic Church has partnered with the health department to provide screening services in three municipal areas.

Holy Cross Aliwal North Are Little Stars!

Holy Cross Primary School in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, contributed R3000 to the 2018 Lenten Appeal. Mgr Joe Kizito, vicar-general of Aliwal North diocese, accepted the money at a school assembly. Submitted by Sr Beatrix M Neulinger) More Stories: Caritas...

Young Women: ‘Why we are SVP Members’

Two young people had a desire to make a difference in their community and Church, and have been able to do so by joining the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP). Ofentse Mahasha, who is 19, and Lindokuhle Mwelase, 22, both of St Philip Neri parish in Moletsane, Soweto, said that through the SVP, their eyes have been opened to the needs of many families.