Category: Pastoral Care

Good Preaching Needs Listening and Learning

Homilies must be relevant to those who hear them, and there are ways to achieve that, as KELVIN BANDA OP explains. Religious orders or congregations tend not to train their members on how to give a good homily. It is the people whom we serve who aid us in preparing and giving our best homilies.

Fr James Mallon SJ: Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish

The Jesuit Institute will host the local launch of Fr James Mallon’s latest book in Johannesburg – Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish on April 19. The Canadian priest’s book aims to help parishes become dynamic faith communities centred on missionary discipleship.

J & P Advocacy Strategies: How to be an Agent of Change

The Justice & Peace Commission of Durban archdiocese hosted a workshop on advocacy, lobbying and training at Albert Falls Conference Centre. The workshop was presented by archdiocese J&P coordinator Kalie Senyane, with chaplain Fr Cyril Xaba, Fr Sipho Mbatha of Eshowe diocese, Robert Mafinyori of the SACBC Justice & Peace Commission, and Dr Kudakwashe Shonhiwa of Peace Oasis International.

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Sea Chaplains Crucial Role

From Terry Whitfield, national director: Apostleship of the Sea, Durban Your article about Fr Thomas Byles giving his life for passengers on the Titanic (January 6) is a timely reminder of the important role...