Starting on December 6, the Southern African Church hopes to build for the future when Durban hosts the second Mini World Youth Day, as the regional gathering of young Catholics is called.
The Gospel makes it abundantly clear that Jesus proclaimed an eternal kingdom not only after death, but also “here among you…even in your midst” — invincible, incorruptible and infinite.
The recent flurry of reactions to media reports that Pope Francis is considering opening the way for the married priesthood illustrates, again, the importance of an informed and credible Catholic media
South Africa’s status as a nation beset with crime has been confirmed by the latest crime statistics — and new allegations suggest that criminality goes right to the top.
Addressing an inter-denominational service in Durban’s Catholic cathedral to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan of the Holy Land said he perceives “an ecumenical spring”.
The #MeToo Campaign: As the Catholic Church discovered 15 years ago, sometimes it takes just one case to blow the lid off a long-fermenting scandal.
Where once missionaries left their homes to convert people who had not heard the Good News, today the message of Christ’s love and sacrifice must be communicated to many of those who have heard but do not embrace it.
Fifty years of military occupation is too long, as a columnist last week noted. Tony Magliano, who writes internationally about issues of social justice, in his column quoted a Human Rights Watch official as...
We are living in an era of culture wars, and the Church is not immune from it. Typically the noise in these social conflicts, today amplified by social media, is marked by hype, distortion and fear-mongering. These are some of the tools that have helped demagogues and extremists record electoral successes in many parts of the world.
Pope Francis’ new document on the liturgy, Magnum Principium, might make a rather minimal change in canon law, but it has historical significance and ramifications.
As the Church in Southern Africa anticipates the 200th anniversary of its foundation next June, the celebration of Heritage Day on September 25 offers an opportune time to reflect on how far Catholicism has come in those two centuries.
The secularisation of the West is gathering at a relentless pace. As we report this week, some 53% of people in Britain, especially the young, say that they have no religious affiliation.