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Category: Reviews

How to Pray Well

This is an immense book on prayer, but don’t let the size of the volume intimidate you. Each and every page is worth reading.

Handy book defines Catholic terms

DO YOU SPEAK CATHOLIC? The Little Book of Catholic Words: Definitions, Explanations and Illustrations. Compiled by Frank Nunan. SA Catholic Online Books. 2020. 117pp Reviewed by Günther...

Film Celebrates Life Of A Catholic Martyr

On January 31, a film about a Catholic victim of the Nazis opens in South Africa. JOHN MULDERIG reviews A Hidden Life, about the martyr Bl Franz Jägerstätter and...

A useful guide to the story of St Bernadette

LOURDES 2019, by Paul De Marco. Published by lulu.com. 2018. 168pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher In terms of annual visitors, Lourdes is the world’s third-biggest Marian shrine;...

Can business methods fix SA Church?

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH—200 YEARS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Six Transitional Phases, by Marumagae Moshe. SA Catholic Online Books. 2019. 153pp. Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher South Africans “are...

Priest shows the way to ‘becoming love’

BECOME LOVE: Gradual Growth and Transformation from John to Francis, by Larry Kaufmann CSsR. Redemptorist Pastoral Publications. 2019. 180pp Reviewed by Tally Palmer I am writing at...

A township priest in the struggle

TOWNSHIP GOD: More Than Meets the Eyes, by Paddy Noonan OFM. Write-on Publishing, 2017. 244pp. R195 Reviewed by Mandla Zibi Although it might at first appear so,...

How Truly Getting Christ Can Transform Us

THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST, by Fr Richard Rohr OFM. Convergent Books, New York. 2019. 260 pp. Reviewed by David Gibson A mature Christian, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr writes...