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: July 5-12, 2015

Liturgical Calendar Year B, Weekdays Cycle Year 1 14th Week, Ordinary time Sunday July 5 Ezekiel 2:2-5, Psalms 123:1-4, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Mark 6:1-6 Monday July 6, St Maria Goretti Genesis 28:10-22, Psalms 91:1-4, 14-15, Matthew 9:18-26 Tuesday July 7 Genesis 32:23-33, Psalms 17:1-3, 6-7, 8, 15, Matthew 9:32-38 Wednesday July 8, St Gregory Grassi […]

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What may cause homosexuality

From Derrick Kourie, Pretoria Pope Francis’s recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, chastises those who deny scientific findings instead of allowing their ethics to be influenced by the scientific consensus.

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A Life Devoted to Those at the Margins

Johan Viljoen’s religious journey took him from the Dutch Reformed Church via the Anglican priesthood to the Catholic Church. And always his life is devoted to the poor, as GUSHWELL BROOKS explains.

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Selecting New Bishops

In June, two news stories highlighted the method by which the pope selects bishops.

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Pray with the Pope in July

  General Intention: That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity. Missionary Intention: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.

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To be Human, Christians, Saints

BY PHIWOKUHLE SIYABONGA XULU Almost 200 years since the formation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, I can attest to their work in South Africa because I am a product of these holy men of God.

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