This year’s general elections will define South Africa’s year 2019, with the state of the economy, the on-going investigation into state capture and ex-President Jacob Zuma’s legal woes also playing roles, according to a...
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What do bishops do at Christmas? CHRISTEN TORRES spoke to five South African prelates to find out. Christmas is a day of family, celebration and relaxation, but for bishops, as it is for all...
Victoria Giuricich, 20, wants to follow the path of her hero, Madeline Stuart, an Australian model with Down syndrome who has appeared on the catwalks of the London, New York and Paris fashion weeks.
Missionaries aged 17-30 years from NET Australia will minister in Cape Town with the specific aim of supporting the archdiocese’s youth ministries—and perhaps establish a South African chapter of NET.
The sacraments are not for sale and priests must not demand payment for performing them if the recipient is indigent — but the faithful should pay stole fees if they can afford it, according to Bishop Victor Phalana of Klerksdorp.
The SAFCEI is a “multi-faith organisation committed to supporting faith leaders and their communities in Southern Africa’’ on issues regarding the earth and the environment, according to the institute’s website. It aims to promote ‘’awareness, understanding and action on eco-justice, sustainable living and climate change”.
IT costs up to R100000 to train a guide dog for the blind, and the South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) has various programmes to raise money for the training of the dogs.
The Prayer and Life Workshops programme—labelled as “a more vibrant and active presentation of Jesus, with greater adaptation to the necessities of today’s societies and what people really need”—will be offered to parishes in Cape Town next year.
World Day of the Poor was first proposed in 2016 in Pope Francis’ apostolic letter for the Year of Mercy, Misericordia et misera, which calls on the faithful to “make a serious examination of conscience, to see if we are truly capable of hearing the cry of the poor”.
Bernadette Chellew’s Praying the Scriptures: 8 Chapters of Lectio Divina Reflections makes use of Judeo-Christian Scriptures, as well as the ancient Lectio Divina practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer, with the author promising to explore the “eight aspects of prayer” with readers.
Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg has called for the excommunication of all priests who abuse minors, and spoke with concern about the anger of young South Africans at what he called “broken promises”.
A research paper by the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office gives an in-depth analysis of asylum seekers who need protection because of domestic abuse.