Category: Death

A Saint for Our Times

Jean Vanier, Canadian writer, philosopher and humanitarian who died May 7, was a champion for people with intellectual disabilities and touched countless lives through his constant message of love. “The message of the Gospel,”...

Sr Dorothe Funken CPS, Rest in Peace

Precious Blood Sister Marie Dorothe Funken, former principal of St Francis College in Mariannhill, died in Durban on April 2 at the age of 78. Born on January 21, 1941, as Maria Angelika Funken...

Fr Michael Brady SMA Rest in Peace

Society of African Missionaries Father Michael Brady of Limpopo died on February 17 at the age of 76, after a long illness. Born in Castlebar in County Mayo, Ireland, in 1942, he responded to...

Fr John Melhuish MHM Rest in Peace

Mill Hill Missionary priest Fr John Melhuish of Rustenburg died in a car crash on March 23 at the age of 69. Fr Melhuish died in the accident some 2km away from his parish,...

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...