Category: Priests

Father Pieter van Heeswijk Rest in Peace

Father Pieter van Heeswijk of Durban died on September 8 at 91. Petrus (Pieter) Johannes Josephus van Heeswijk was born on September 3, 1928, in the Netherlands. After his philosophical and theological studies, he...

Learning What the Church Does

By  Fr Paul Tatu CSS – A  visit to the headquarters of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) was an eye-opener for many seminarians at St John Vianney Seminary in Pretoria “Many Catholics are not familiar with...

60 Years for Fr Varghese Kannanaickal CMI!

The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus parish in Cambridge, East London, organised a dinner to celebrate the 60th birthday of parish priest Fr Varghese Kannanaickal CMI. (Submitted by Sharron Reynolds) More Stories: Priest’s Long Journey...

Retreat Helps Ease Rural Priests’ Isolation

By Selby Makgotho – Priests in rural areas are often isolated from one another, so it is important that they come together from time to time, according to the bishop of Polokwane diocese. Bishop Jeremiah...

Priests Must have Financial Security, Congress Told

No bishops’ conference in southern Africa has set up policies for the financial and other support of clergy, according to a priest of Eswatini. “At best, we have seen pious statements not supported by...

Oudtshoorn Clergy Celebrate!

Clergy from the diocese of Oudtshoorn travelled to Koelenhof in Cape Town on the feast of Our Lady of Carmel to celebrate the anniversary of episcopal ordination with Bishop emeritus Edward Adams (back, fourth...