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Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission

The principal role and responsibility of the Liturgical Commission is to assist the Archbishop in the promotion of authentic liturgical life in the Archdiocese of Cape Town. The Commission, under the direction and guidance of Fr Rohan Smuts, as chairperson, is among other things: to deal with specific issues and questions concerning the liturgy; to present […]

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 […]

Priests’ Indaba

A gallery of pics of the priests of the Archdiocese of Cape Town attending the Priests’ Indaba at Goudini.

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 […]

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 […]

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