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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How is the Pontiff Supreme

The pope and the world’s bishops together make up one college of authority in the Church, known as the magisterium. In what way, then, can the pope be given the privilege of being called Supreme Pontiff? How is he supreme? S Ndiki

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A Greek Orthodox Giant of Unity

Aristokles Spyrou was born in 1886, in Greece. After completing his seminary education he was ordained a deacon in 1910 and took the name Athenagoras.

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Let Women Shine!

August is Women’s Month in South Africa, a time when we focus on women and the role they play in our country.

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Movie Review – Woman in Gold / Pixels

Woman in Gold By Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – The so-called “last prisoners of World War II” awaits justice and release in “Woman in Gold” (Weinstein). The elegant lady of the title and three other captives profiled in director Simon Curtis’ film aren’t, in fact, human beings but exquisite paintings by […]

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Mass Readings: August 2-9, 2015

Liturgical Calendar Year B, Weekdays Cycle Year 1 18th Week, Ordinary time Sunday August 2 Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15, Psalms 8:3-4.23-25.54,Ephesians 4:17.20-24, John 6:24-35   Monday August 3 Numbers 11:4-15, Psalms 81:12-17, Matthew 14:13-21 Tuesday August 4, St John Mary Vianney Numbers 12:1-13, Psalms 51:3-7, 12-13, Matthew 14:22-36 Wednesday August 5, Dedication of the Basilica of […]

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‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit

By Patricia L. Guilfoyle, Catholic News Service A broad digital media project to coincide with Pope Francis’ visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of themselves as religious.

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