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Tagged: South Africa

Step Up as Catholics on Global Climate Crisis

Patrick Dowling, Cape Town – This is a call to all South African Catholics to respond as purposefully as they can to the global climate crisis that threatens creation. Following thoughts expressed in his 2015...

To be Prepared for the Word of God

As Catholics we are taught that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist which we receive at Mass; but often his presence in the Liturgy of the Word is treated as secondary. In last week’s...

Valuing the Priesthood

Peter Hendricks, Cape Town – Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg, who called for the excommunication of all priests who abuse minors (November 7), should be given the Nobel Peace Prize. His statement shows how much...

 Mass on FEBRUARY 1 to Stand Up Against Abortion Law

The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) will host a Mass to mark the 21st anniversary of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, which legalised abortion, and to pray for a change of heart of all who disregard the rights of unborn children.

Fruit of the Womb

BY MICHAEL SHACKLETON – Sixteen years ago, the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act was passed by the South African parliament, legitimising the practice of direct abortion under certain conditions. Legal challenges against the Act...