Southern Cross Past Issues – August – September, October 2014

Due to postal strikes copies of The Southern Cross print edition have been unable to reach many parishes around the country. We have made past issues from the beginning of August available for download. Please click on the covers to download the issue in pdf format.

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Movie Review – Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day / A Walk Among The Tombstones

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day By Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Top prize for the most descriptive (and longest) film title of the year goes to “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (Disney). This manic comedy, based on the 1972 children’s book [...]

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Mass Readings November 9-16, 2014

Liturgical Calendar Year A - Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday, November 9, Dedication of the Lateran basilica, 32nd Sunday,  Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12, Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9, 1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17, John 2:13-22 Monday, November 10, St Leo the Great Titus 1:1-9, Psalm 24:1-6, Luke 17:1-6 Tuesday, November 11, St Martin of Tours Titus 2:1-8, 11-14, Psalm [...]

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Pope: Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service – The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said. “How many times we’ve heard in our neighbourhoods, ‘Oh that person over there always goes to church, but he badmouths everyone, skins them alive.’ What a bad [...]

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Church Active in Anti-Trafficking Work

From Mike Pothier, research  coordinator: Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office Colleen Bentley (“Make law against trafficking real”, October 1) asks whether the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) has done any further work on human trafficking since it was addressed in a research paper in 2010.

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Lessons from a Cardinal’s Media Fiasco

Church leaders, especially in the higher levels of the hierarchy, have a particular responsibility to represent the Christian virtues of charity and honesty, especially in public.

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Benedict: ‘My son and friend’

Benedict Daswa was a son and friend to his mother. STUART GRAHAM travelled to Tzaneen diocese and spoke to his mother about the man who might become South Africa’s first saint, and to his friend about the details of the 1990 mob killing.

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