Jesus taught that divorcees who marry a second time commit adultery (Mk 10:11). The Church has followed this teaching. Divorcees may not receive Communion. Yet Pope Francis, in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia, is accused by some of now letting them receive Communion.
No disease makes a person impure; only sin does that, Pope Francis said. While being sick can impact a person’s whole being, “it in no way impairs or impedes one’s relationship with God.
While many South Africans across the country have welcomed the resignation of President Jacob Zuma and the swearing in of African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa, they are urged not to “overlook the many lessons that can be learnt from the turmoil of the Zuma years
Mary was not born with original sin — she is the Immaculate Conception. Painful childbirth is a punishment from God for Eve’s disobedience. After the fall, Eve was told by God that “you will bring forth your children in pain” (Genesis 3:16). Hence Mary was exempt.
The Justice and Peace Commission (J&P) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have taken various messages from the bishops’ pastoral letter on racism and racial divisions and transformed them into ten activities that can be performed as part of our Lenten observance.
After special study, the German bishops’ conference decided to stick with the traditional wording in the Lord’s Prayer while the Italian bishops’ conference has decided to change the words of the prayer in their translation of the Roman Missal.
Lent, the season of repentance is the time to reflect seriously on the words used when the ashes stain our foreheads, namely, that we come from the dust of the earth and will go back there
The bishops of Southern Africa set aside time during their plenary session to meet with leaders from other faiths, saying this was especially important in the year of the bicentenary of the Catholic Church in South Africa.
Fr Msisi Joseph Mabaso was ordained for the diocesan priesthood on December 16 in Eshowe and returned later to celebrate his first Mass in his home parish of St Francis of Assisi in Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg....
Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) port chaplains in South Africa will help seafarers live out their faith during Lent as they visit the many crews arriving on ships in ports across the country.
Recently I received an e-mail from one of the many Catholic mailing lists I belong to. The mail asked me to pray for US President Donald Trump, and went on to tell me how profound this man was as a president of the United States because he had spoken at the March for Life
In response to Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, three bishops presented a statement about the “immutable truths” of sacramental marriage, and four cardinals sent a dubia to Pope Francis — and then made sure that the press gave it full coverage.