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Our Bishops at their Plenary

Bishop Frank Nubuasah of Gaborone, Archbishop Dabula Mpako of Pretoria and Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg at Mass during the mid-year plenary of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Mariannhill. (Photos: Fr Paul...

Really Great Reasons to Vote!

By Lionel Flynn – When elections draw near, many discussions surround the importance of voting and also challenges regarding the relevance of going to the polls. Sometimes it can be disheartening when we see...

The Five Saturdays Devotion Explained

The Five Saturdays devotion has been adopted in many parishes in South Africa. PAUL DE MARCO explains the background of this personal devotion. We’ve all heard of Fatima and know something about the apparitions that occurred there...

Understanding Holy Mother Mary’s Role in Salvation

What exactly is Mary’s role in salvation? MICHAEL OGUNU addresses a Catholic teaching that is often misunderstood by some Protestants. One of the most controversial doctrines of the Catholic Church, in as far as...

Archbishop Buti Tlhagale: Welcome the Stranger

When we fail to welcome the migrant and the refugee, we fail the Gospel, according to ARCHBISHOP BUTI TLHAGALE OMI of Johannesburg. Male and female, he created them. He created them both in his own image....

Pope: Give up Gossiping for Lent!

  Lent is a good time to concentrate on fighting the urge to gossip about others and instead trying to correct one’s own faults and defects, Pope Francis said. Reciting the Angelus prayer at...

Prayer for Lent 2019

God of goodness and mercy, Hear my prayer as I begin this Lenten journey with you. Let me be honest with myself as I look into my heart and soul, noticing the times I...