Category: Priests

Fr Michael Brady SMA Rest in Peace

Society of African Missionaries Father Michael Brady of Limpopo died on February 17 at the age of 76, after a long illness. Born in Castlebar in County Mayo, Ireland, in 1942, he responded to...

Fr Wandile Sosibo Chagwe Ordained!

Newly-ordained Durban priest Fr Wandile Sosibo Chagwe is pictured with Clementia Gambushe. As a seminarian, Fr Chagwe was supported throughout his studies by the Catholic Women’s League of Woodlands parish. He was ordained at...

Fr Simon Sibisi Ordained!

A thanksgiving Mass was held for Fr Simon Sibisi at the parish of the Immaculate Conception in Pinetown, just a day after his ordination in Durban’s Emmanuel cathedral. Fr Sibisi is seen flanked by members of his family. The...

Fr John Melhuish MHM Rest in Peace

Mill Hill Missionary priest Fr John Melhuish of Rustenburg died in a car crash on March 23 at the age of 69. Fr Melhuish died in the accident some 2km away from his parish,...

Crucifixes Stolen During Mass

Oblate crosses, some more than 100 years old, which had been passed down among priests from generation to generation, were stolen during a church service in Cape Town. Fr Jeremiah Gama OMI, pastor of...

Anti-Crime Priests on Patrol

Two priests who go on regular patrol for their local Neighbourhood Watches are encouraging other priests to take part in such activities to fight crime and as a way of connecting with people of...

Pope Lifts 34-year-old Ban on Priest

Pope Francis has lifted the canonical penalties imposed 34 years ago on Fr Ernesto Cardenal, 94, the Nicaraguan poet and former member of the Sandinista government. In a statement, Archbishop Waldemar Sommertag, the Vatican...