Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

Lent in a leap year

A leap year is a calendar year that contains an additional day. The day is added in order to keep the calendar year synchronised with astronomical events. Astronomical events do not repeat themselves in...

100 Years for Kathleen Kilian!

Kathleen Kilian celebrated her 100th birthday with her two caregivers, family and friends. Mrs Kilian was born in Wynberg, Cape Town, and at the age of 19 married Reginald Kilian and had two daughters....

Three Archbishops Unite to Honour a Fourth

Three archbishops united to honour a fourth one: (from left) Archbishop Emeritus William Slattery of Pretoria, Cardinal Wilfrid Cardinal Napier of Durban, and Abel Gabuza, coadjutor and future archbishop of Durban, stand in Emmanuel...

Dancing Priest’s Song For Ireland

A  singing and dancing priest hopes to represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, one of Europe’s premier annual television events. Fr Ray Kelly, 66, said if his song “Hallelujah Day” is chosen...

To Beat the Devil

After his cousin John baptised him in the River Jordan, Jesus withdrew to a mountain in the desert to spend forty days and nights in battle with temptation.

Pope: Being Meek Doesn’t Mean Being a Pushover

By Carol Glatz – Those who are meek are patient, gentle and merciful, drawing people together and salvaging relationships, Pope Francis said. Meekness entails tenaciously holding onto one’s trust in and relationship with God and...