Category: Bishops’ View

More on Mass changes

By Bishop Edward Risi OMI In this article I would like to look at some of the words which the new translation has brought back into the...

Celebrate refugees for their courage

By Bishop Barry Wood OMI The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees currently estimates that there are over 20 million refugees and persons of concern around the...

Pentecost – A Time to Celebrate

On Pentecost, we celebrate the birthday of the Church and, this year, the 20th anniversary of the Southern African regions Pastoral Plan, Community Serving Humanity, as Bishop...

More on liturgical translations

By Bishop Edward Risi OMI Immediately after the the Second Vatican Council, the body responsible for putting into practice the decisions of the Council in regard to...

When the media get it wrong

By Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM Shortly before Christmas I participated in a BBC Radio debate on what that radio station had described as Pope Benedicts attack on...

Awake! Awake! Protect Our Democracy

SACBC Pastoral Letter in preparation for South Africas Elections in 2009 Awake! Awake! Protect Our Democracy Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, After 15 years of democracy,...

Bishops on Mass changes

The bishops of the Southern African Bishops Conference have been evaluating the response to the implementation of the new English texts of the Mass. We wish to...

New words at Mass

Bishop Edward Risi The first Sunday of Advent, November 30, will see the first phase of the introduction of the new English translation of the Mass. To...

A better Mass

By Bishop Edward Risi OMI The liturgy of the Mass as we celebrate it presently is in many respects far superior to the pre-Vatican II liturgical form....