Category: Church History

Polokwane Cathedral Celebrates 87 years!

By Selby Makgotho – Celebrating the 87th anniversary of Sacred Heart cathedral in Polokwane diocese, vicar-general Fr Clemens Selemela called on the faithful to never forget the missionaries who contributed immensely to the establishment of...

St Patrick’s Church Makanda Celebrates 175 Years

By Samantha Carolus – One of South Africa’s oldest Catholic churches celebrated its landmark 175th anniversary with a special Mass. The Mass at St Patrick’s church in the university town of Makanda (formerly Grahamstown)...

Bonum Fortuna: Keeping Latin Alive

Latin may never bounce back from being all but dead, but the Vatican keeps trying and deserves credit for its efforts. If not them, no one else will. The latest attempt to breathe some...

Meet Four Saintly Politicians

Few politicians have a reputation for holiness, but there are four Italians of that dirty trade for whom sainthood causes are underway. Desmond O’Grady introduces the four politicians of ethics. What do Luigi Sturzo, ...

Stonyhurst College Yields Its Mysteries

By Jonathan Luxmoore – When Stonyhurst College was founded at Saint-Omer in the Spanish Netherlands by the recusant Jesuit Father Robert Persons in 1593, persecuted Catholic priests faced a mandatory death sentence if caught ministering...