Twenty young people were confirmed at St John Bosco parish in Robertsham, Johannesburg, by Archbishop Buti Tlhagale and parish priest Fr John Thompson SDB. (Submitted by KM Luk) More Stories: Can I receive the Eucharist twice...
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the sacraments are perceptible signs (words and actions) accessible to our human nature. By the action of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, they make present efficaciously the grace that they signify (1084).
Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognise and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit they received with the sacrament of confirmation.
Everyone who has received the sacrament of confirmation has received the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them the strength to follow God’s will, Pope Francis said.
A good confessor is a good listener, Pope Francis said. By truly listening to the penitent during confession, “we listen to Jesus himself, poor and humble; by listening to the Holy Spirit, we put ourselves in attentive obedience, becoming listeners of the Word” in order to know what God wants to be done, he said.
The German bishops’ conference continues to develop its recent decision to allow non-Catholic spouses in mixed-denomination marriages to receive Communion in limited cases. The document, primarily addressed to pastors, contains specific guidance about whether...
A confirmation group in Durban held an overnight retreat at the Denis Hurley Centre (DHC) to be inspired by the late archbishop after whom the centre is named.
Jesus taught that divorcees who marry a second time commit adultery (Mk 10:11). The Church has followed this teaching. Divorcees may not receive Communion. Yet Pope Francis, in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia, is accused by some of now letting them receive Communion.
The mystery of the Holy Mass lies solely in the Eucharist, the Eucharist being a commemoration of the Last Supper event, writes Joachim Anakwenze.
Before the consecration, the priest says: He took bread in his hands, thus imitating Jesus’ gesture, but at the word “broke” he does not break the bread.
-It is quite true that Jesus’ death on the Cross offered to God all the glory our sins deprive him of, but we have to acknowledge that, especially at Mass, and prayerfully accept it.
During a healing service at a parish in a South African diocese, the deacon invited and anointed those present with the sacred oil of the sick. This was distressing because the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Code of Canon Law expressly forbid anyone but a valid priest or bishop from anointing in this way?