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Women’s League Theology

The African National Congress Women’s League defence of Jacob Zuma against religious leaders bears an uncanny resemblance to the ‘State Theology’ of the apartheid era. Though few I suspect (even dare I say it within the ANC) take the ANCWL seriously any more, this thinking needs to be challenged. By the mid-1980s religious communities were […]

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Priests’ Indaba

A group shot of the priests of the Archdiocese of Cape Town attending the Priests’ Indaba at Goudini.

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Press Statement on SA’s Leadership

OUR LEADERSHIP: “JUDGED BECAUSE OF THEIR VANITY” 6 April 2016 The Jesuit Institute strongly condemns the way South Africa’s leadership has sacrificed “a better life for all” on the altar of selfishness, greed, ego, hypocrisy and dishonesty. What happened in Parliament on Tuesday shows that corruption, like a drug, has colonized the minds of our leadership […]

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Archbishop Brislin’s Chrism Mass Homily

After the 2015 Synod on the family, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington DC, gave a press interview in which he spoke of the way in which the Synod was conducted and the open participation that was evident. He said that we are moving away from a Church of legalism to a Church of […]

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Annual inter-Catholic Athletics meeting for Primary Schools

The Annual Inter-Catholic Athletics Meeting for Primary Schools was held on 15 March at the Green Point Athletics Track.  Thirty-two schools participated, including five from the Diocese of Oudtshoorn. The Archbishop opened the event and awarded the medals to the U8 sprinters.  

Jacob Zuma takes the oath of office as South Africa's President at the Union Buildings in Pretoria...Jacob Zuma takes the oath of office as South Africa's President at the Union Buildings in Pretoria May 9, 2009. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS)

The ANC can and must act for the Common Good

The African National Congress (ANC) has historically shown leadership in challenging times. In the early 90’s the leadership of the ANC courageously took the steps needed to bring South Africa back from the brink of civil war. Now, more than ever since then, the ANC needs to courageously steer the country through a mounting crisis: […]

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

Archbishop StephenAs the Archbishop of the Mother City of South Africa, of the first ecclesiastical territory to be established in Southern Africa (1818), I welcome you to this website.

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+Stephen Brislin
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN