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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 it...

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. We...

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 noon...

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 turn...

Daswa Shrine Blessed in Oudtshoorn

Fr John Atkinson, administrator of Oudtshoorn diocese, blessed a shrine dedicated to Blessed Benedict Daswa, in the garden of the Oratory in Oudtshoorn. (Submitted by Fr L Mostert) More Stories: 169km Walk to Bl Daswa...

50 Years for Robin and Jennifer Vezasie!

Robin and Jennifer Vezasie of St Anne’s parish in Sydenham in Durban celebrated their golden jubilee of marriage—50 years to the day they were married at Emmanuel cathedral in 1968 by Fr Joseph Theobald OMI—at...

Cardinal: Lack of Transparency Harms Church, Justice, Victims

Transparent, reliable and respectful administration is critical for counteracting sinful behavior within the Catholic Church, said German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising. “There are no alternatives to traceability and transparency,” he said, adding...