Sadly, religion is not altogether immune from this decay. Instead of presenting a loud voice of resistance to this crisis, many religious leaders seem to be emulating public figures: promoting escapist spirituality, sucking money out of their flocks, sometimes hobnobbing with corrupt elites
“Down with xenophobia” A Christian Approach
Mill Hill Missionaries celebrate the feast of St Joseph in South Africa
Every year, the Catholic Church in the SACBC celebrate the Police Day on the 29th January on the theme “unite in prayer against crime and corruption in South Africa”. Crime and corruption in South Africa have become a threat to society. The rate of homicide, rape, domestic violence, kidnaping, robbery, hijacking, child molestation has been on the increase.
The Conference of Religious of The Netherlands (KNR) has chosen 'Non-Violence and Just Peace as its annual theme for 2017. South Africa's bishop Kevin Dowling recently gave an inspiring talk on this theme at the Denis Hurley Centre in Durban.
The youngest author in Africa and top ten youngest writers in the World, published a book titled “Waiting for the waves”. The South African born girl with Cameroon roots, in her book describes how a young girl called Titi with her family lived far away from the beach and one day decided to visit the sea. Once at the beach, the little girl liked the waves but was scared to enter the sea and her uncle and family helped her to believe in herself and to conquer her fears.
When Fr. John Doran mhm first arrived in South Africa in 2005 he took charge of four communities (two small English speaking and two Sotho speaking communities). Out of the four communities, only one, Bothavile town, rented the Methodist Church for services and celebrations. Geographically, Bothavile is in the middle of South Africa and is the heart of the maize production in the country and a big transport hub. It hosts the second largest agricultural show in the world every year. The Catholic community of Bothavile is very small and is made up of persons of Portuguese, Italian, Lebanese extraction as well as Afrikaners and Basotho.
Renewed Mission in South Africa Today
A RESPONSE TO AMORIS LAETITIA