Catholic firefighter Sipho Mataka will be running the Mandela Marathon on August 26 to raise money for the Denis Hurley Centre in Durban. Mr Mataka, 39, from New Hanover in KwaZulu-Natal, is no stranger...
Category: Christian Mission
Have our people already forgotten the significance of their baptism by water, blood, fire and the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Mt 3:11; Acts 1:5)? It would appear so.
As a continuing initiative to promote a safe and healthy society for the young, some dioceses have started children’s sodalities. The Pretoria archdiocese is one of several, with a strong sodality for children. Called...
We must acknowledge the enormous contribution made by the missionaries – gallant men and women, religious and diocesan priests whose resilient sacrifice and love are kept alive in the local Church today.
One of the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching is justice and peace. But how can we bring this about? To answer this question we may take inspiration from the Mahatma Gandhi who said: “Be the change you want to see.”
After 40 years of existence, the Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) programme has spread its wings to eSwatini, and now covers the whole pastoral region of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
Nicholas Barends was formally commissioned as the national director for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) by Cape Town’s port chaplain Fr Gerardo Garcia CS. He succeeds the late Terry Whitfield in coordinating the...
Bishop Jan de Groef of Bethlehem presided over a Mass in Cedara, KwaZulu-Natal, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Society of Missionaries of Africa, of which he is a member.
As part of the bicentennial celebrations of the Catholic Church in South Africa, the archdiocese of Cape Town will host a Mass dedicated to missionaries in May.
Young volunteers have a unique opportunity to combine helping a Catholic mission with experiencing the wildlife of the Kruger Park. Catholic Volunteers Africa offers an ongoing 14-day volunteer/safari programme in association with Kruger Park tour operator Viva Safaris.
The late Fr Ted Rogers deserves credit for having taken a bold step to acknowledge the missionaries who were killed during the Rhodesian/Zimbabwean war of independence.
In only three years Francis Pfanner had become world-famous. In 1885 Mariannhill was given the status of an abbey, and Pfanner was consecrated its first mitred abbot. The abbot was passionate about spreading the benefits of education and Christianity further afield. Soon a network of mission churches sprang up through southern Natal, each on farmland that was sufficient to feed its congregants.