A Prayer for when I feel rejected

A Prayer for when I feel rejected

Taken from from an interview with Fr James Martin SJ by Ashley McKinless A Prayer for when I feel rejected Loving God, you made me who I am. I praise you and I love you, for I am wonderfully made, in your…

Homily: Corpus Christi, Year A

Homily: Corpus Christi, Year A

Rev. Billy Davies Fr Anthony Egan, S.J. Sunday, June 18, 2017 | Ordinary Time Body and Blood of Christ Year A | Roman Missal First Reading Deuteronomy 8:2–3, 14b–16a Response Psalm 147:12 Psalm Psalm 147:12–15, 19–20 Second Reading 1 Corinthians…

Pastoral Letter 6: Mary, Children and Youth

Pastoral Letter 6: Mary, Children and Youth

The Most Reverend Buthi Tlhagale, O.M.I., Archbishop of Johannesburg has issued the following Pastoral Letter. Pastoral Letter 6 MARY, CHILDREN AND YOUTH Reversal of roles It is significant that in many of the recorded apparitions, children or the youth, were the ones…

Catholic Church Celebrates 200 years of existence in Southern Africa

Catholic Church Celebrates 200 years of existence in Southern Africa

Catholic Church Celebrates 200 years of existence in Southern Africa Bi-centennial Celebration of the Church in Southern Africa Historical traces of the development of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa In June 2018 Catholics in Southern Africa will celebrate the…

Youth Synod 2018 – the Church wants to listen to you!

Youth Synod 2018 – the Church wants to listen to you!

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced a new website on Tuesday, in preparation for the Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October, 2018. The Synod Assembly is to be dedicated to the role of young…

Does Religion Breed Homophobia?

Does Religion Breed Homophobia?

To mark the anniversary of the infamous Orlando gay bar massacre, I’d like to quote the then Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Flordia, who, on the day after it happened, said on his blog: “Sadly it is religion, including…

Homily: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Homily: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Fr Graham Pugin, S.J. Fr Matthew Charlesworth, S.J. Sunday, June 11, 2017 | Ordinary Time Trinity Sunday Sunday after Pentecost Year A | Roman Missal First Reading Exodus 34:4b–6, 8–9 Response Daniel 3:52b Psalm Daniel 3:52–55 Second Reading 2 Corinthians…

Pope Francis appeals for ‘One Minute for Peace’ initiative

Pope Francis appeals for ‘One Minute for Peace’ initiative

Pope Francis has appealed for prayers and international participation in the “One Minute for Peace” initiative to be held Thursday, 8 June, at 1:00 PM Rome/[and South African] time. He said the initiative represents “a short moment of prayer on…

Homily: Pentecost Sunday, Year A

Homily: Pentecost Sunday, Year A

Fr Matthew Charlesworth, S.J. Fr Graham Pugin, S.J. Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Easter Pentecost Year A | Roman Missal First Reading Acts 2:1–11 Response Psalm 104:30 Psalm Psalm 104:1, 24, 29–31, 34 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3b–7, 12–13 Gospel…

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for June

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for June

Let’s put an end to the arms trade. We can do this. And it’s urgent that we do it. The world does not need merchants of death who get rich on war. We need peace. Let us join the Pope…

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