SACBC Conducts CEE Program in Manzini

by Fr Paul Tatu

Together with the celebration of the Year of Mercy in 2016 the Holy Father, Pope Francis emphasised the importance of marriage life. The Pope called upon all the Bishops around the world to give special attention to the proper formation for marriage life, accompaniment of the married couples and to address the challenges facing the more closely. Continue reading “SACBC Conducts CEE Program in Manzini”

‘We are all asked to be committed to the Mission given to us’

On Sunday 28 January 2018, the bishops of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered at the Catholic Church of the Beatitudes (Archdiocese of Pretoria) to celebrate the 200 years of the Church in Southern Africa. 

Below is Bp Siphuka’s homily

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Some years ago Archbishop Slattery, then bishop of Kokstad and I attended a SECAM theological colloquium at St. Augustine, with very high-powered figures, Cardinal Pengo, Cardinal Tumi, and other priests theologians from the continent, and he also delivered a paper there. Continue reading “‘We are all asked to be committed to the Mission given to us’”

Pontius Pilate, a prophet for our times


By Bp José Luis IMC

The first plenary session of this year started on Tuesday evening with the celebration of Mass at St John Vianney seminary. While the seminarians are on holidays, the bishops use their bedrooms and other facilities.

Being in Pretoria, not far from our offices, priests, religious, friends and everyone working at the SACBC is invited for the celebration of the Mass … and supper!

Mass was presided by the SACBC president, archbishop Stephen Brislin (Cape Town) and bishop Graham Rose (Dundee) was entrusted with the homily. Continue reading “Pontius Pilate, a prophet for our times”

You have the power to set the world on a different path

By Ursula Collings

Speech presented by Ursula Collings Chairperson of the Diocesan Pastoral Council for the Archdioceses of Durban at the MWYD for 2017 at the Mass celebrating the  Feast of the Immaculate Conception

“Your Eminence Cardinal Wilfred Napier, in his absentia the Nuncio Peter Wells, President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference Archbishop Steven Brislin, fellow bishops, Priests, Deacons, Nuns, guests and especially to you the pilgrims for 2017: Good morning beautiful people of God and a happy feast day to you all! Continue reading “You have the power to set the world on a different path”