News and Events
In the wake of the most recent sex abuse scandals, Archbishop Stephen Brislin calls on all the faithful to observe a day of prayer, penance and fasting, expressing our own repentance and need for forgiveness and that of others, and showing solidatiry with all victims of sexual abuse. Attached below is his letter to all […]
The Chairperson of the Office of Migrants & Refugees, at the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Archbishop Buti Tlhagale has condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the recent attacks on foreign nationals that occurred recently in Soweto and Zeerust. “Once again, we had to see media images of well dressed, well fed South Africans looting foreign owned shops, […]
Why won’t priests divulge crimes learnt of in the confessional? Kieno Kammies, presenter of Cape Talk’s breakfast show speaks to Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town about why priests won’t divulge crimes learnt of in the confessional. This is in the light of the Catholic Church in Australia saying last week that it would be […]
“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated […]
By Anthony Egan SJ Let us consider today a community, once heavily persecuted but now the establishment; a community of contemplation and action on behalf of humanity, driven by flashes of insight backed up by systematic hard work; a community that has sought the good – and sometimes made terrible mistakes. No, not Christians or […]
Below see gallery of pics from the bicentennial Mass at the Bellville Velodrome. Click on first pic to open the gallery.
Read Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s homily at the Bicentennial Mass. Remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. These words of St Pope John Paul II have provided the framework for our bicentennial celebrations over the past year. We have recalled the past with gratitude, we […]
View the bicentennial Mass on YouTube:
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