One of the most profound episodes in the gospels is Jesus’ encounter with the woman of dubious repute at Jacob’s Well in Samaria (John 4:5-42). There were many reasons why Jesus should not have engaged with that woman. For one thing, as she rightly noted, he was a Jew and she a Samaritan, members of groups who maintained a mutual hostility.
“Do not allow the spark of youth to be extinguished in the darkness of a closed room in which the only window to the outside world is a computer and smartphone,”
What are we Catholics doing in response to the call for a New Evangelisation? The success of the many new anti-Catholic agents is due to their taking advantage of the tepidity and indifference of many of us Catholics who are not up to the level of their aggressive evangelising methods.
Frank Bompas, Johannesburg – There have been a few articles in The Southern Cross detailing challenges made by conservative Catholics to Pope Francis, accusing him of undermining the teachings of the Church. While these...
In an increasingly complex world of unprecedented scientific and technological challenges, theologians must communicate what is essential about life and help Christians proclaim God’s merciful, saving grace, Pope Francis told a group of Italian theologians.
Many of us Catholics consider the word “evangelise” as somewhat “Protestant”. However, the very reason for the Church’s existence is to evangelise–viz to bring others into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ, the only Saviour of mankind, empowered by his Spirit.
Let’s get out the catalogue and plan for the greatest trip of our lives. Soon we will find that even the planning is part of a wonderful adventure filled with such good things. We’re on the magnificent journey to eternal life as told by Jesus, our King
When it comes to salvation, God does not seek any form of compensation and offers it freely to those in need of his love, Pope Francis said.
The Old Testament ends with Malachi and the New Testament ends with Revelation. Does this mean that the New Testament has ended or are we still living the continuation of the New Testament?
Real hope lies in the proclamation of Jesus’ death and resurrection, not just with one’s words but also in deeds, Pope Francis said.
While it may be more difficult to notice today, people are still thirsting for the Gospel message and for signs of God’s love and mercy, Pope Francis said.
The worst sin of all is not trusting in God’s infinite love and not believing that God is always waiting for his sinning children to return to him, Pope Francis said.