Category: Priests

Fr Werner Stafflinger, Rest in Peace

By Sydney Duval – Father Werner Stafflinger died aged 83 at Nazareth House in Cape Town on January 12. Fr Stafflinger was among those whose Church ministry was characterised by deep humility and steadfast...

Fr Larry McDonnell SDB Rest in Peace

Salesian Father Larry McDonnell of Manzini, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) died on December 25 at the age of 83. Born in Ireland in 1935, Fr McDonnell was ordained in 1962. He spent 48 years of...

The Celibacy Debate

When he announced that the bishops of Germany are opening a discussion about the option of changing the discipline of mandatory celibacy for Latin-rite priests, Cardinal Reinhard Marx kicked off 2019 with a topic...

25 Years for Fr Davis Alappat!

Fr Davis Alappat (left) of St Kevin’s parish in Windvogel, Port Elizabeth, celebrated the 25th anniversary of his priesthood with friends, parishioners and fellow priests. Seen with him are Bishop Vincent Zungu (centre) and...