Author: Erin Carelse

National Rosary Rallies Next Month

The “South Africa Needs Our Lady” campaign is again calling for “public square Rosary rallies” throughout the country next month. This entails groups of people — friends and family or whole parishes — praying...

Rise for Climate Parish Event

By Patrick Dowling – St Joseph’s parish in Kommetjie in the Cape Town archdiocese is helping to organise a Rise for Climate event on Saturday, September 8, related to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. This...

The Sainthood of Sr Reinolda May

The sainthood cause for Sr Reinolda May, the visionary of Ngome,has taken its first steps. ERIN CARELSE looks at the life of the Benedictine nun, how the devotion grew, and the way forward for her cause....

50 Years for 5 Oblates!

Five Oblates of Mary Immaculate, including a bishop, celebrated 50 years since they made their first vows. Fr Christopher Lockyer (front) served for 33 years as hospital chaplain in Durban. (Back from left) Fr...

Stepping up for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Orphans and vulnerable children, irrespective of their religious ties, are the focus of a project in the archdiocese of Cape Town. St Kizito’s Children’s Programme is a community-based, non-profit project responding to the Church’s...

St Teresa’s Art Festival STARTs September 8!

A Catholic school in Johannesburg is launching an art festival next week to make art appreciation, learning and buying more accessible to people. St Teresa’s School in Rosebank is launching the inaugural St Teresa’s...

Archbishop: ‘We Need New Media Approach’

The president of the Southern African Bishops’ Conference has called for the development of a media strategy for the local Church, with the help of professional journalists. Addressing the bishops at their August plenary...

New SACBC President to Take Office in February

  At their August plenary session in Mariannhill, the bishops of Southern Africa elected a new troika of conference president and vice-presidents. Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha was elected president of the Southern African...

Fr Innocent Mandondo RIP

Father Thwalikhaya Innocent Mandondo of Mthatha died in a car crash when his car overturned on a steep road near Tsita in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. He was 31 years old, having served for just...