News and Events
The Pope’s call to make the 1st of September ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation’ comes at an opportune time. As we draw closer to COP21 in Paris there is a new urgency in drawing awareness to the environmental degradation that is happening through climate change. It is high time that we […]
We, the Bishops of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) gathered here in Mariannhill this August 2015 wish to express our solidarity with our brothers and sisters from the Kingdom of Lesotho. We would like to express that Lesotho is not alone, the Bishops and the Catholic community are with you in this time […]
This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another’ (Zech 7:9). The Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa, gathered in Mariannhill for their plenary session, are saddened and dismayed to learn of the recent decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to allow the Separation Barrier to be built […]
Self-styled South African prophet Penuel Mnguni, 24, feeds a snake to one of his congregants. Photo: Facebook/End Times Disciples Ministries. The recent ‘snake pastor’ incident is simply the latest in a long line of outrages committed in the name of fundamentalist religion. If anything it is comparatively mild compared to others: the Jim Jones death […]
Our third edition of 2015 features: Ordination to the Priesthood; pics of new Church at Old Crossroads; Youth Chaplaincy news; new season of Ecclesia; Winter Living Theology pics; Safcei responds to Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si; Let me tell you a story; Kolping membership indaba; Meditation: a Way to Peace; Pray for our Consecrated Persons; Robben […]
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Extracting shale gas from under the sands of the Karoo using the method called high volume hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ is highly contentious. South Africa needs alternative energy sources, taking into account our current energy crisis. However, in his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis urges us to use the environment in a sustainable way, protecting […]
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