Category: Features

German Prosecutors Launch Crackdown on Church Sex Abuse

German police and prosecutors are launching investigations into clergy sexual abuse following the release of a report containing evidence of 3,700 alleged child sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church over a 68-year-period. Authorities...

My Life as a Priest Gives Me Great Joy

I would like to convey the joy of being a priest. Throughout the month of November, I have been giving retreats to different sodalities at the parish where I serve, St Charles Lwanga in Botshabelo, in the archdiocese of Bloemfontein.

Second Bl John Henry Newman Miracle Approved

Catholic bishops have expressed hope that Pope Francis will canonise Blessed John Henry Newman in 2019 after Vatican medics said the inexplicable healing of a U.S. mother was a miracle attributable to his intercession....

Woman Dumps Acid on Priest Hearing Confessions

A 24-year-old woman dumped sulfuric acid on a priest while he was hearing confessions in the Managua cathedral. Father Mario Guevara, 59, was immediately taken to the hospital and treated for burns. The Archdiocese...

Why Mary Was Born Without Sin

The Immaculate Conception is, according to Catholic doctrine, the conception of the Virgin Mary without any stain (immacula, in Latin) of original sin. Hence Mary is sometimes called the Immaculata, or the Immaculate One.