Catholic George | An Initiative in Team Ministry

Oudtshoorn, 18 February 2010

“I have longed for this day when we can re-imagine ministry to God’s people in this way, where a group of priests and laity can form a team to serve a number of parishes that are close to each other – here in George we have the perfect opportunity to experiment with this provision as provided for us in Church law (cf. CCL. 517). we are entering unchartered waters.” – were the words of Bishop Edward Adams of the Diocese of Oudtshoorn, at the launch of the first experiment of canonical team ministry in his diocese on Saturday 13th February 2010.

 
Southern African Catholic Bishops' Lenten Appeal: "Seeds of Hope"

Pretoria, 16 February 2010

Ash Wednesday (17 February 2010) marks the beginning of Lent. The Catholic Community participates in sharing and praying for missions running in Southern Africa, through its Bishops’ Lenten Appeal. For six weeks of Lent until Easter Sunday there is an opportunity to become more aware of the needy.

 
Cardinal appeals to South African Leaders - Is your sexual morality making you a worthy role model for the youth?

Pretoria, 11 February 2010 | SACBC Office for Communication and Media

An Appeal to South African Leaders – is your sexual morality making you a worthy role model for the youth?

"You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honour your father and mother" (Mk. 19:20);

"But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Mt. 5:28);

The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference expresses its strongest concern of the scandalous behaviour of leaders who shamelessly flout the norms of morality and decency, accepted and expected by the vast majority of people.

 
Contests for Priests | Win a Trip to Rome!

Oudtshoorn, 10 February 2010

In order to promote the beauty of the Catholic priesthood, the web portal Catholic.net has launched a contest of priestly stories during the Year for Priests in which priests narrate the most inspiring moment of their priestly ministry. The prize for the best story will be a trip to Rome at the closing of the priestly year in June of 2010. Should the winner be residing in Rome, the prize will consist of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

 
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