Love your enemies

Love your enemies

The Most Reverend Buthi Tlhagale, O.M.I., Archbishop of Johannesburg preached the following homily on the occasion of Divine Mercy Sunday. Love your enemies (For that is probably the only way in which you will express your love for God) Canticle of Love…

Homily: Easter Sunday, Year A

Homily: Easter Sunday, Year A

Fr Graham Pugin, S.J. Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter Easter Sunday Year A | Roman Missal First Reading Acts 10:34a, 37–43 Response Psalm 118:24 Psalm Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23 Second Reading Colossians 3:1–4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b–8 Gospel Acclamation 1 Corinthians…

Urbi et Orbi… To the City [of Rome] and to the World…

Urbi et Orbi… To the City [of Rome] and to the World…

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Today, throughout the world, the Church echoes once more the astonishing message of the first disciples: “Jesus is risen!” – “He is truly risen, as he said!” The ancient feast of Passover, the commemoration…

SACBC Easter Message

SACBC Easter Message

The Most Reverend Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has issued an Easter Message. 16 April 2017 Easter Sunday Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat! We’ve had a tumultuous three weeks in South…

Good Friday

Good Friday

Good Friday Morning Prayer Rev. Billy Davies Good Friday Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ Friday, April 14, 2017 | Easter Triduum Good Friday Years A | Roman Missal First Reading Isaiah 52:13–53:12 Response Luke 23:46 Psalm Psalm 31:2, 6,…

Pastoral Letter 4: Mary, Pilgrimage and Penance

Pastoral Letter 4: Mary, Pilgrimage and Penance

The Most Reverend Buthi Tlhagale, O.M.I., Archbishop of Johannesburg has issued the following Pastoral Letter. Pastoral Letter 4 MARY, PILGRIMAGE AND PENANCE From time immemorial, pilgrimages to the Marian Shrine have always been associated with penance. Pilgrims acknowledge human brokenness and a…

Members of Parliament urged to consider the Common Good

Members of Parliament urged to consider the Common Good

Bishop Abel Gabuza has issued the following Appeal on behalf of the SACBC Justice & Peace Commission. 12 April 2017 SACBC JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION URGES THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO CONSIDER THE COMMON GOOD DURING NO CONFIDENCE VOTE It is…

Bombing at the Coptic Church in Egypt on Palm Sunday

Bombing at the Coptic Church in Egypt on Palm Sunday

The Most Reverend Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has written to the Coptic Church on the tragic occasion of the martyrdom of Christians this past Palm Sunday. 12th April 2017  Ref: HMlr3817…

SACBC Justice & Peace: Appeal for Lily Mine accident Families

SACBC Justice & Peace: Appeal for Lily Mine accident Families

Bishop Gabuza has issued the following Appeal/Press Statement on behalf of the SACBC Justice & Peace Commission. 10 April 2017 TO THE PRESIDENT TO MAKE AN INTERVENTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THREE FAMILIES SEEKING CLOSURE FROM THE LILY MINE…

Homily: Palm Sunday, Year A

Homily: Palm Sunday, Year A

Palm Sunday Passion Gospel Homily Fr. Matthew Charlesworth, S.J. Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday Mass Year A | Roman Missal Procession Gospel Matthew 21:1–11 First Reading Isaiah 50:4–7 Response Psalm 22:2a Psalm Psalm 22:8–9, 17–20, 23–24 Second Reading Philippians 2:6–11…

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