AIDS in South Africa

Never before has the value of ordinary life which we take for granted, become so precious as it is in the face of the ubiquitous threat of HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). There is still a…


A Catholic theological response to the pandemic Report on a conference held from 5-7 February 2003. 83 invited delegates assembled at St Augustine College of South Africa Campus from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th February to participate in preparing a…

Lobbying and Advocacy Mechanisms

Lobbying and Advocacy Mechanisms: Mobilising and Empowering Young Women around HIV/AIDS  and Human Right. Tsakane Mangwane-Bok – Advocacy Officer, Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, AIDS Office. Download Here

HIV Testing in the context of admission to the priesthood and religious life

Sr Alison Munro, OP Introduction The discussion that follows is a consequence of a question asked by religious formators about the validity or otherwise of the HIV testing of candidates for the priesthood and religious life.  Clearly the Church and…

Belated, but Powerful:

The response of the Catholic Church to HIV/AIDS in Five Southern African Countries A. Munro Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference AIDS Office, Pretoria, South Africa Download Here

The Role of the Catholic Church in Meeting the Challenge of HIV/AIDS In Africa

Remarks by Rev. Robert J. Vitillo, Co-Chairperson of Caritas Internationalis Task Force on HIV/AIDS Executive Director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) Discussion Sponsored by the Center for Strategic International Studies Washington, D.C., June 26, 200….

AIDS: Some Moral Theological Issues

Larry Kaufmann, Cape Town, Nov 2001 1.      Complexity of the issue 2.      Attitudes 3.      Theological pitfalls 4.      Ethics of prevention Download Here

Dedication prayer for AIDS Caregivers

WE BELIEVE that we are part of God’s dream for the church and the world, and that God is shaping us, as the potter shapes the clay, into the kind of human and church community that is the dream in…

A Message Of Hope

We the people of Southern Africa find ourselves in the middle of a great crisis in our nations caused by HIV/AIDS.  Many people despair when they are stricken with HIV/AIDS because they feel rejected and sometimes are rejected by their…


Johan Viljoen, Nov 2000 Written for The Southern Cross “The church is doing nothing about Aids”. This statement is repeated so often, that it has almost come to be regarded as a statement of fact. Lay members constantly profess their…