Category: Priests

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...

Father Elvis Komane Ordained!

Fr Elvis Komane (right) was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Giuseppe Sandri of Witbank (left). The ordination Mass was held in the new priest’s home community at St Andrew’s church in Longtill in...

The Miracle of Pain

Fr Kevin Reynolds  – A close friend of mine has mentioned in our chats from time to time how much he desired a miracle that would make him more vividly aware of God. At our...

Married Priest’s Role Too Taxing?

Henry Sylvester, Cape Town – While your editorial on clerical celibacy valiantly attempts to make a case for the Church to possibly change or dispose of the “discipline” of celibacy, your argument highlights an...