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Fr. Matthew Charlesworth, S.J.

Welcome to this website. I am currently missioned to work at the Jesuit Institute and contribute to Spotlight.Africa, and care for the Jesuit Community in Johannesburg.

 

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Why didn’t St Rita’s day pack a punch?

As the Catholic Church celebrated St Rita’s feast day this week, it missed an opportunity to meaningfully touch women suffering domestic violence in silence and in the open, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya What do Babes Wodumo and St Rita have in common? Here is a clue: One is a young Durban-based pop music sensation known for her sexiness and the other is a 14th century widow turned nun. At face value, nothing, right? The answer, however, is domestic violence at the […]

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“Working for the Church requires a spirit of service” says Sr Hermenegild Makoro

On Wednesday, 2 May 2018 staff at Khanya House, the offices of the General Secretariat of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) gathered to celebrate 200 years of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa. The occasion was marked by a Mass celebrated by Fr Sakhi Mofokeng of the SACBC’s Department of the Laity. In introductory remarks the Associate Secretary-General, Stigmatine Fr Patrick Rakeketsi, recalled the history of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa, and thanked all the missionaries who left […]

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