Category: Death

Alternative Burials: An Intriguing Issue

Jacky Powell, Cape Town – I take the Southern Cross weekly and my husband (not a Catholic) turns first to Conrad and the Church Chuckle over breakfast before reading the headlines (at least) while...

Fr Werner Stafflinger, Rest in Peace

By Sydney Duval – Father Werner Stafflinger died aged 83 at Nazareth House in Cape Town on January 12. Fr Stafflinger was among those whose Church ministry was characterised by deep humility and steadfast...

Fr Larry McDonnell SDB Rest in Peace

Salesian Father Larry McDonnell of Manzini, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) died on December 25 at the age of 83. Born in Ireland in 1935, Fr McDonnell was ordained in 1962. He spent 48 years of...

Fr Mzingaye Moyo Rest in Peace

Father Mzingaye Moyo of Keimoes-Upington diocese died on the evening of October 29 when he crashed into the back of an unmarked stationary lorry 30km outside Pofadder. Fr Moyo was born on August 8,...

Fr Vitus Mjengu Rest in Peace

Father Vitus Mfanuyothi Mjengu of Mariannhill died on November 6, 2018, at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, from injuries sustained four days earlier in car accident in Bulwer. Fr Mjengu, who was 58, was an...

My Story of the Gentile and the Jew

By Sydney Duval – We arrived in Cape Town on the afternoon of New Year’s Day 1980 after a long haul from Johannesburg, accompanied by the furniture vans. No 2 Highfield Road, Rosebank, was...