Poetic Tribute to Our Silver Jubilarians
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Poetic Tribute to Our Silver Jubilarians

25 FOR THE LUO DUO AND THE IRISH MINI-STAR A SILVER CELEBRATION OF FORTITUDE AND FRAGILITY, OF FAST AND FURY, OF CONCORD AND DISCORD! (With no regular rhyme and rhythm in this poem, other literary devices colour it: assonance, allusions, inclusion, pun, paradox, contrast, irony, hyperbole and rhetorical question)  Twenty Five Years of touching and…

South Africa: Mill Hill Missionary Reports on Current Crisis
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South Africa: Mill Hill Missionary Reports on Current Crisis

Over the past decade, South Africa has faced a series of governance crises and scandals which have eroded public confidence. The multiracial nation of close to 60 million people has been under periodic strains ranging from corruption scandals to the high rate of Covid-19 infection leading to severe lockdown with a higher impact on the…

Kroonstad, South Africa: Bishop Peter Holiday Welcomes New Covid Guidelines
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Kroonstad, South Africa: Bishop Peter Holiday Welcomes New Covid Guidelines

“We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement to move South Africa to Adjusted Level 3. This is good news for us as a Catholic/Christian Community so that we can gather in our Churches to praise God,” Bishop Peter John Holiday says in the statement issued Tuesday, July 27. Bishop Holiday adds, “The Adjusted Level 3 comes…

South Africa: Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu – A Portrait
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South Africa: Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu – A Portrait

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality“. While his opposition to Apartheid was admired, his insistence on rejection of violence…

Kroonstad, South Africa: ‘For Vaccination Follow Conscience’ – Bishop Peter Holiday
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Kroonstad, South Africa: ‘For Vaccination Follow Conscience’ – Bishop Peter Holiday

South Africa is battling a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by a new mutation of the disease identified as the 501.V2 variant. The new strain has led to a spike in infections that have crossed the one million mark. The country has recorded at least 1.49 million COVID-19 cases, 1.39 million recoveries and 47,899…

Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic in Oranjeville and Deneysville – South Africa
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Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic in Oranjeville and Deneysville – South Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic which is currently plaguing the world has come along with tremendous adverse repercussions which are even worse among the most vulnerable people. The impact is crippling the world’s economy and leaving many people jobless and even in the unthinkable state of hunger and starvation for the less privileged. Those affected the most…

Kroonstad, South Africa: ‘Cultivate a Big Heart’ – Bishop Holiday to Newly Ordained
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Kroonstad, South Africa: ‘Cultivate a Big Heart’ – Bishop Holiday to Newly Ordained

During the Saturday, December 5 ordination event, Bishop Peter John Holiday of South Africa’s Kroonstad Diocese urged Deacon Thabang Shilane who was being ordained a Priest to “be outward looking” and to foster good interpersonal relationships no matter people’s culture. “Pope Francis calls on the Church and the Priests as shepherds to be outward looking and…

South Africa: Pope Appoints New Bishop to Diocese of Rustenburg
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South Africa: Pope Appoints New Bishop to Diocese of Rustenburg

The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Rustenburg (South Africa), presented by HE Mgr Kevin Patrick Dowling, C.SS.R .. The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Robert Mogapi Mphiwe, of the clergy of Pretoria, currently Vicar General, as bishop of the same diocese. Source: Zenit Read more

Bishop, South Africa: On Misuse of Church Funds by Priests and Religious
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Bishop, South Africa: On Misuse of Church Funds by Priests and Religious

“There is a temptation to forget on the side of the relatives that Priesthood is a sacrifice, and that family members and friends should not expect to be supported by their Priest son or Priest uncle as if he is working,” the South African Bishop says. According to the President of the Southern Africa Catholic…