“Pax Christi!”

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.


Offering myself as I am Daily offering Published on 19 Oct 2018 A man sitting reading a book outside

Lord, I offer you myself, as I am, just in this moment. Use me as you think is for the best.

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Stateless children playing in Musina. // Rampeoane Hlobo SJ

A problem which we don’t hear very much about is that of statelessness. It’s almost taken for granted that one automatically gains citizenship from their land of birth. This proves the oblivion in which we live. The complicated reality that exists for far too many who are not able to claim citizenship is a despicable fate suffered by so many in our world. The problems are unthinkably tragic and have disastrous consequences. Read on to hear what Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya learned […]

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Church changes Catechism  —  death penalty is “inadmissible”

In a letter to bishops from the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Luis Ladaria, it was announced yesterday on the Feast of St Alphonsus Liguori, that the Church has recognised a development in understanding and protecting the dignity of all human life. Consequently, Pope Francis has ordered that a paragraph of the Catechism of the Catholic Church be revised to explicitly ban all forms of the death penalty and to encourage Catholics to promote […]

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