Tagged: Catholic Church

Banners Unfurled as Faithful Share Stories of Five Saints

By Cindy Wooden – The Vatican hung banners of the Catholic Church’s newly canonised saints four days before the Mass that would officially recognise that they are in heaven with God. While the hanging...

President Welcomes Pope Francis to Mozambique

By Cindy Wooden – Greeted with full military honours, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa. Mozambican...

Saint Paul and the Bible

When we think of St Paul on his many great journeys fearlessly preaching the gospel, do we imagine a street preacher proclaiming his message aloud, grasping and sometimes waving around a well-thumbed leather-bound copy of the Bible? When we think of Paul writing his letters, do we imagine him writing away surrounded by a stack of bibles, commentaries and works of theology? We would be mistaken.

Pope: Word of God must be the Beating Heart of Church

By Cindy Wooden – Reading the Bible and praying with it is “the best vaccine” against Catholic communities closing in on themselves or focusing only on self-preservation, Pope Francis said. God wants “a church that...

Married Priest’s Role Too Taxing?

Henry Sylvester, Cape Town – While your editorial on clerical celibacy valiantly attempts to make a case for the Church to possibly change or dispose of the “discipline” of celibacy, your argument highlights an...