Category: Church

Retreat Helps Ease Rural Priests’ Isolation

By Selby Makgotho – Priests in rural areas are often isolated from one another, so it is important that they come together from time to time, according to the bishop of Polokwane diocese. Bishop Jeremiah...

How to Be a Beautiful Woman

By Obakeng Kgongoane – Skewed ideas of femininity convince us that womanhood can be bought in the form of prosthetic enhancements or anti-ageing products, thus reducing femininity to capital. Globally, the selfie-culture and competing...

Laicised Cardinal Continues to Deny Abuse

By Mark Pattison  – Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington who was laicised in February following a Vatican trial on sexual abuse charges levelled against him, continued to deny he had...

Back to the 80s for Fr Anthony Spencer!

The youth of St Francis of Assisi parish in Vanderbjilpark held a “Back to ‘80s” party, and Fr Anthony Spencer (aka King of Ubumnandi) was dressed for the occasion. (Submitted by Modjadji Motupa) More...

Pope: Climbers Exist Inside the Church

    By Junno Arocho Esteves – People who race to get top positions often feel superior to others, an attitude that destroys the possibility for fellowship and communion, Pope Francis said. “We all know...

To Protect the Amazon, We Must First Listen to its People

In late August, fires burning in the Amazon caught the attention of the media, politicians, celebrities and ordinary citizens. Dire warnings about the imminent collapse of the “lungs of the earth” and dramatic photographs...