For Leah Adams, a music teacher at St Joseph’s Marist College in Cape Town, 2017 will be a year to remember: for being a winner of the SA’s Got Talent contest.
Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly
Winelovers in the Western Cape will again have the chance to celebrate their passion, with Mass, food and wine at both the Blessing of the Vines and the Vintners’ Mass this month.
The bishops of Southern Africa will celebrate a joint Mass in Pretoria to mark the jubilee of the bicentenary of the Catholic Church in South Africa on January 28 while Catholics in Cape Town are called to join a jubilee Eucharistic procession in early February.
Catholic university chaplains applaud President Jacob Zuma’s announcement to make education at tertiary institutions free for students from lower-income families but are alarmed at the government’s lack of strategy to implement this new policy.
It was another year in which Catholic schools outperformed the national average. In the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, written by public state schools, Catholic schools recorded an 84,1% pass rate—an improvement over the past two years—against the national average of 74,6%.
The annual Mass for the intentions of Associates of The Southern Cross and the repose of the souls for deceased Associates, will be celebrated on January 24 at 13:05 in St Mary’s cathedral in Cape Town.
Psychologists may cite a range of reasons to explain why some people bully others, but Pope Francis has identified in blunt language the spiritual roots of the harassment of others.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has launched a cellphone app designed to help users deepen their faith and discover their vocations. The “God Calls” app was commissioned by the National Office for Vocation of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales as a “spiritual toolkit.”
In his previous article on the history of the early Church in South Africa, MARTIN KEENAN showed that there was no ‘persecution’ of Catholics at the Cape, but this week he explains that there was anti-Catholic prejudice in the 1820s and ‘30s.
Fr Hugh Lagan SMA argues that the Church can do harm to the survivors of abuse even with good intentions. Above all, the Church—and all who are confronted with situations of abuse — must learn to listen better to the survivors of abuse.
Especially during the summer months, people come to church looking like they are going to the beach and women are baring their shoulders. Isn’t there some kind of official dress code for Mass in the Church?
Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday, January 21, 3rd Sunday of the Year Jonah 3:1-5, 10, Psalms 25:4-9, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, Mark 1:14-20 Monday, January 22 2 Samuel 5:1-7, 10, Psalms 89:20-22,...