Cardinal’s Corner

South Africa – Quo Vadis?

Why this title? Many older Catholics will remember the story about a very significant incident in the life of Peter the Apostle during the persecution of Christians by the Roman Emperor. Things were getting too hot, so Peter decided that, to save the Church or at least its leader, i.e. himself, ...

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Statement on Stephen Nolan Show

At the outset I confirm that I fully uphold the Church’s position that: Sexual Abuse of Children is a horrendous crime against Children, their Families, the Church and Society. It is to be dealt with according to the requirements of civil criminal law and Canon Law. Accordingly once the existence of an offence ...

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Dear Friends  Sincerest thanks to you and all who are united with the entire Church at this time. These are indeed special days in the life of the Church, all because we have been led by a very special man as Vicar of Jesus Christ. This was borne out by the presence ...

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What’s wrong with the South Africa we love?

If I were a true Christian my answer to the question: What is wrong with South Africa would be: I am! Yes, I am what is wrong with South Africa because I have not always thought, said or done what was needed, when it was needed, and the way it was ...

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Pastoral Letter For Advent 2012

"Go, make disciples of all nations, baptise them & teach them" Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The recent past has been marked of faith-filled events. The first was the Bishops Synod on New Evangelisation; next was the Launch of the Year of Faith at the beginning of that Synod; third was ...

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Responding to the Signs of the Times

Year of Faith – New Evangelisation (11 October 2012 to 24 November 2013) One of the wonderful qualities of our last two Popes, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, is their insight into the most effective ways to respond to the “signs of the times” that are currently visible through the ...

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