Category: Features

A Truth Commission Is Needed

  Some Church leaders still find it difficult to acknowledge that the greater scandal in the distressing history of clerical abuse is the cover-ups and failure of diligence among bishops, the Vatican and other...

60 Years for Two Dominican Sisters!

Dominican Sisters Bernardis Kriener and Jordana Rechtien celebrated their diamond jubilees, 60 years of religious life, in East London. (From left) Deacon Wayne Lawrence, Fr Gabriel Muyenga, Sr Bernardis Kriener, Sr Jordana Rechtien, and Fr Peter Whitehead....

Mariannhill Priest Releases Tenth Gospel Album

By Mauricio Langa – Far from celebrities and buzzing city life, Mariannhill Father Lawrence Mota composes music in his humble, secluded room at Mariannhill monastery in KwaZulu-Natal. The view overlooking the monastery’s iconic arched...

Council of Cardinals Expresses ‘Full Solidarity’ with Pope

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service – Members of Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals expressed “full solidarity” with him in the midst of questions about his handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandal...

Pope: A Worldly Mentality Leads to Pride and Gossip

Christians must engage in spiritual combat every day against a worldly spirit that leads down a path of arrogance and petty gossip, Pope Francis said. In his homily during morning Mass, the pope said...

Enough is Indeed Enough

  Roy Glover, Knysna– Wonderful, but it’s taken a courageous and intelligent woman, Dr Annemarie Paulin-Campbell of the Jesuit Institute, to say enough is enough regarding the Church’s sexual abuse crisis, and so it...