Naturally, in a document on the Christian call to holiness, Pope Francis cited a heavenly host of saints – including some whose sainthood causes are ongoing and some who probably will never be canonised.
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A Pretoria parish is picking up the pieces after its church suddenly collapsed just hours before it was going to be packed with the faithful.
It’s my humble opinion that so many of our Catholics brothers and sisters are very godly, without always living out the teaching of the Gospel message—but in the same vein they can be very petty and legalistic in practising their faith, without realising that legalism breeds a lifeless, boring faith
The Durban Gospel Choir will be performing a musical concert on Freedom Day, April 27 from 16:00 to 18:00 at the Emmanuel Cathedral in Durban in a programme entitled “Songs of Hope and Freedom.”
Christian freedom is being free from worldly ambition, fashion and passion and being open to God’s will, Pope Francis said. The world today “is a bit schizoid, schizophrenic, right? It shouts, ‘Freedom, freedom, freedom!’...
One of the defining moments in the growth of the Catholic Church of South Africa was the arrival of Abbot Franz Pfanner and his Trappist monks. NICKI VON DER HEYDE tells the story of the man born as Wendolin Pfanner.
Many Christian denominations unfairly condemn the Catholic Church “worshipping” Mary side-by-side with God. As the Mother of God — the uniquely perfect example of faithful discipleship to her son Jesus, the Son of God — Mary is the greatest of all the saints and is rightly the most honoured human being. But she is not equal to God.
What is the secret to happiness and aging well? A long study of nuns in the US holds some of the answers, as FR HUGH LAGAN SMA explains.
Last month, 300 youth representatives from around the world gathered in Rome to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing young people today. Their conversations were summarised in a document that will guide the bishops when they meet in October for the Synod on Youth.
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite parish in Mulbarton, Johannesburg, will be hosting its 17th annual festival on Sunday, May 27 in celebration of its inauguration. The history of the Lebanese community and mission in...
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a game-changer in the struggle against apartheid and patriarchy — and a devout Christian. COLLEEN CONSTABLE reflects on impact and faith of the beloved and controversial leader.
“I shall never lose hope. My people shall never lose hope. In fact, we expect that the work will go on.”
We had four children and took them to Mass from an early age, as my late husband and I enjoyed going to Mass together as a family. I was strict, as I was very conscious about disturbing others, and the children got the message that they had to behave at Mass.