Couples for Christ: ‘Clergy Lay Congress’


by Bishop Jose

I spent some days in Manila (Philippines) invited by “Couples for Christ” to join the celebration of their 37th anniversary. One of the events on the week before the anniversary was the “Clergy Lay congress” which brought together 11 bishops, over 200 priests and more than 600 lay people. 

Coming from the “Kingdom of eSwatini” I was asked to share a few words on the theme of the day: “The Church rejuvenates“.  

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The fear to ask “why”

by Bishop Jose Luis IMC

During May I was asked to address members of the “Swaziland Council of Catholic Women” (SCCW) on “The Spiritual and Social approaches of the church to the suffering of the world”.

Preparing for the talk I remembered a story Bishop Barry Wood OMI used to tell us. Barry was the auxiliary bishop of Durban and a good friend. He died a year ago. We used to sit down next to each other at the bishops’ meeting.

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‘Do not grow tired of listening to the Church’

By Neliswa Mdluli

Bishop Jose Luis in His speech at the opening of the new maternity wing at St Theresa’s clinic, pleaded with the Minister for Health not to grow tired of listening to the Church, as the needs of the clinic were ever increasing.

The event took place at the clinic premises on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Below is His speech on the day.

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