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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The Dream of One United Church

Every year, from January 18-25, the Church observes a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. How did this come about? Meet Paul Wattson, a “Prophet of Unity”, for the whole story.

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Mass Readings November 9- 16

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 37:3-4, [...]

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Pistorius: Eye for an eye makes us blind to Christ

While many South Africans demand an “eye for an eye” punishment for Oscar Pistorius, NEIL MITCHELL OP believes that real justice can be found in Christ — even if for some Free State barbers Christian justice is for ‘sissies’.

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Blessed Paul VI: A champion of justice and peace

With numerous armed conflicts raging in various parts of the world, and the Vietnam War worsening, Pope Paul VI on October 4, 1965 proclaimed before the U.N. General Assembly: “No more war, war never again. It is peace, peace which must guide the destinies of peoples and of all mankind.” Unfortunately, in 1965 the world [...]

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Movie Review – Annabelle / Brick Mansions

Annabelle By Kurt Jensen, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Demon-possessed dolls are a sturdy bunch. Take the googly-eyed star of “Annabelle” (Warner Bros.), who likes to interfere with anything electrical while plotting to steal a baby’s soul for Satan, known in this film simply as “the Ram.” Try tossing her in the garbage [...]

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Iraqi priest is guardian angel of ancient manuscripts

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Just as the so-called Monuments Men salvaged European masterpieces stolen by Nazi forces during World War II, a Dominican priest is protecting priceless manuscripts from falling into the hands of rampaging militants in northern Iraq.

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