I have friends who devoutly believe that Christ will reign on earth for a thousand years and after that time has elapsed, he will carry out the Last Judgment. I know the Church rejects this doctrine, but I need some help to understand where and why it originated.
Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly
Sincere, harmonious unity is needed in the world and in the church, Pope Francis told an international association for Catholic priests. “It’s very sad when we find in a presbyterate that this unity doesn’t exist,” and, instead, gossip and backstabbing are the rule, he said.
I believe the Church is going through a final stage. The end times. In the very darkest days and hours, in what is certainly an apostasy of sorts, if not the Great Apostasy of Scripture, the seeds of a new evangelisation are also being sown.
Students of St Francis Xavier Orientation Seminary, who come from all over South Africa, took a boat trip to the island, where the late President Nelson Mandela and other political activists were imprisoned.
The kingdom of God doesn’t come in a way that attracts attention, like a show or carnival God works in ways that are small and hidden and grow silently
Last month, Fr Maurizio Pallù was kidnapped and held in captivity by bandits. Here the 63-year-old Italian diocesan priest, who serves in Nigeria as a missionary of the Neocatechumenal Way, tells his story of facing fear with hope and prayer.
People have a basic choice in the way they live: either striving to build up treasures on earth or giving to others in order to gain heaven, Pope Francis said.
The Catholic bishops of KwaZulu-Natal led a group of 80 priests, nuns, youth, and men and women in packing the first 10 000 of a total of 35 000 meals for children in the province.
Church has to reflect on how power is institutionalised and is abused by some of its clergy – racism and violence have become entrenched in some corners
It baffles me how many Christians don’t take Mathew 25 seriously as one of the crucial conditions for their salvation, even though Yeshua, the Christ, was at pains to make this clear.
KEEP IT LIGHT: Praying through Suffering into Joy, by Larry Kaufmann CSsR (Redemptorist Pastoral Publication, Merrivale). 2017. 84pp. R70 Reviewed by Fr Kevin Reynolds The sub-title of this 84-page book by the well-known South...
The recent flurry of reactions to media reports that Pope Francis is considering opening the way for the married priesthood illustrates, again, the importance of an informed and credible Catholic media