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Like a crystal Thought for the day Published on 02 Jun 2020 If we are transparent before the Lord like a crystal, His light – the light of mercy – will shine in us and, through us, in the world. Pope Francis Image: A spherical crystal.

If we are transparent before the Lord like a crystal, His light – the light of mercy – will shine in us and, through us, in the world.

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Pope Francis: “May the sick always be shown love in their fragility and respected in their inviolable dignity.”

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What kind of a church have we created? The South African Council of Churches has welcomed the South African government’s decision to allow places of worship to resume services for groups of no more than 50 people. Margaret Blackie questions this enthusiasm at a time when the risk of COVID-19 contamination is the greatest. She argues that an individual hunger to go to church that endangers the community runs counter to the core message of the Gospels. South Africa has just entered Level Three lockdown in the nationwide […]

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Pope appoints Rev. Fr Noel Rucastle as Bishop of Oudtshoorn The Holy Father has appointed Rev Fr. Noel Andrew Rucastle, of the Cape Town clergy and previously parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bellville and judicial vicar, as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Oudtshoorn. The Bishop-elect will succeed Rt. Rev. Bishop Francisco de Gouveia who retired on 2 July 2018.  The Rev. Noel Andrew Rucastle was born on 22 April 1968 in Upington, in the diocese of Kimberley. After attending St. Patrick’s Christian Brothers’ College in Kimberley, he studied Civil […]

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