Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

The Feast of Love

A peculiar quirk of the calendar this year times Ash Wednesday to coincide with Valentine’s Day, and Easter with April Fool’s Day.
While Catholics will not mistake the Resurrection for an April Fool’s joke, some will likely be torn between observing the Church’s disciplines governing Ash Wednesday

Tlalane Manciya – Fr Ralph de Hahn fan

Tlalane Manciya of St Anthony’s parish in Langa, Cape Town, is a great fan of author Fr Ralph de Hahn. “His stories are among my most treasured books. Congratulations to Fr de Hahn on...

Mini World Youth Day: Good Job and Now onto Panama!

The apostolic nuncio commended the bishops of Southern Africa for giving such importance to the ministry to youth. Youth ministry was on the bishops’ agenda, especially with the worldwide Synod of Bishops in the Vatican in October focusing on youth.

Monsignor Barney McAleer Honoured

Mgr Barney McAleer, the popular Irish priest who currently is the coordinator of the SACBC Foundation, holds a framed “Certificate of Appreciation” from the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference as he stands next to SACBC president Archbishop Stephen Brislin.