News and Events

DISHONESTY: SOUTH AFRICA’S BURDEN

Responding to the North Gauteng High Court Ruling against President Jacob Zuma In 2015 the Dominicans in South Africa (an order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church founded by St. Dominic in 1216) were the first complainants to approach the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, requesting that she investigate State Capture. The […]

Anti-Domestic Violence Workshop

On Saturday, 9 December, Justice and Peace will host an Anti-domestic Violence workshop for anyone who is interested in knowing more about what it is, where and how to seek help, what to do when someone needs help and more information about the Child Protection Policy. Invitation with all the details attached.

Archdiocesan News 4 of 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Diocesan Priests’ Indaba; 60th Jubilee for German-speaking Catholics; Festival of Nations Mass; Child Safeguarding Workshop; World Day of Prayer for Creation; Visit from Archbishop Makgoba; Bp Cawcutt celebrates 25 years; Consider volunteeing for Prison Ministry; Sent out on Mission…; Our Catholic NGOs – Help the Rural Child; Catholic Schools’ News; Catechetics […]

Clergy Appointments

Please see the attached letter from Archbishop Brislin, which includes the most recent clergy changes in the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

Archdiocesan News 3 of 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Opening of the new church of St Elizabeth’s, Wallacedene; Laudato Si’ – An Encyclical for our Planet; Winter Living Theology on Addiction; Youth News and Events; Ecclesia Festival for the new season of Ecclesia; Bi-centennial Heritage Projects for Schools and Parishes; Feature on The Caring Network; Honouring the Heritage of Catholic […]

Bible Sunday

Bible Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday 27 August 2017. Attached please find a poster advertising this and a PDF booklet to aid you in your celebration.

God, where are you in our suffering?

How can we believe in an all-loving and all-powerful God when there is so much suffering around us? This is the most difficult religious question of all time. Why does God not just wipe out all suffering? Why does God seem so silent in the midst of so much pain? There have been many attempts […]

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.

It is my hope that it will inform you and provide you with any information you may require regarding this segment of the Catholic Church.

We also provide links with other websites which might interest you. If you require any information not included here, email us and we will do what we can to help.

If you have discovered this page by accident, you are especially welcome and I hope you will find it of some value and maybe help you to understand how the Catholic Church in Cape Town is trying to serve the community and so bring it closer to the Lord.

With my very sincere and best wishes

+Stephen Brislin
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN