News and Events

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 […]

Winter Living Theology

This year’s Winter Living Theology, presented by Fr Thomas Weston SJ, was held at Christ the King hall, Pinelands on 19 July 2017. The topic was: Finding God in Addiction: A Pastoral Response to Addiction and Recovery. Below are some pictures of the event.  

Cultural Meeting pics

Below are some pictures of the cultural meeting held last Monday at the Leslie Johnson Memorial Center, supplied by the Italian Consulate.   

Archbishop’s sermon at Opening Mass for Bi-centennial

In today’s Gospel Jesus offers words of consolation and encouragement to his disciples. He says to them: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul: rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of […]

Bi-centennial Opening Mass

A special Mass was celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 25 June 2017 to mark the opening of a year of celebration and commemoration of 200 years of Catholic faith in Southern Africa. Archbishop Stephen Brislin (Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference) was the principal celebrant, accompanied […]

Understanding ‘White Privilege’

Some issues are difficult to address; ‘white privilege’ is one of them. Some of the immediate responses you get when you use this phrase are: “I worked hard for all I have!” or “I never agreed with apartheid and never voted for the National Party” or “I am not a racist and believe in equality.” […]

Archdiocesan News 2 of 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Celebrating 200 Years of Catholic Faith; A Tale of Two Marches; Mission Accomplished – our new church in Wallacedene; Hearing the Voice of the Good Shepherd; Womens’ Conference in Lentegeur; Help a Seafarer this Sea Sunday; Prayer and Life Workshops; A Lenten Journey to Easter; and lots more!

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