Pilgrimage to Poland in honour of St John Paul II, May 2016

Few popes in history have been as closely tied to the country of their birth as St John Paul II was to Poland. To honour the pope born Karol Wojtyła and explore his country before the world’s Catholic youth comes to Kraków next year, The Southern Cross will host a pilgrimage to Poland in May […]

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Mass Readings – April 19-26, 2015

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekdays Cycle Year 1 Sunday, April 19, Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3:13-15, 17-19, Psalms 4:2, 4, 7-9, 1 John 2:1-5, Luke 24:35-48 Monday, April 20 Acts 6:8-15, Psalms 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30, John 6:22-29 Tuesday, April 21, St Conrad of Parzham Acts 7:51–8:1, Psalms 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21, John 6:30-35 Wednesday, […]

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Movie Review – Run All Night / The Longest Ride

Run All Night By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – The crime drama “Run All Night” (Warner Bros.) can be viewed as a Catholic-inflected redemption story. Even as it showcases some fundamentally positive values, though, director Jaume Collet-Serra and screenwriter Brad Ingelsby’s acrid film garners such a high body count and traverses […]

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Pope: Gender theory is the Problem, not the Solution

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Eradicating male and female identities does nothing to solve the problem of unfair or disrespectful treatment based on people’s gender, Pope Francis said.

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Pray to Our Lady Mother of Africa

From Athaly Jenkinson, East London A recent missal shows the Mass of “Our Lady Mother of Africa” on April 30 in Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Nigeria.

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Why Zapiro Cartoon Offended

Many Catholics expressed concern over a cartoon by Zapiro which used the crucifixion to make its political point. In the cartoon, embattled Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi is seen hanging on a cross on a hill as his trade union adversaries S’dumo Dlamini and Bheki Ntshalintshali walk away, carrying hammers.

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Christians keep ties to destroyed village

BY JUDITH SUDILOVSKY Catholic News Service For the elders of Iqrit, Israel, their biggest regret in life is not having been able to raise their children together. On April 13, they congregated with the younger generations in the old Church of St Mary for Easter Monday Mass in this destroyed Melkite village perched on a […]

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