Liturgy evolves with language

From Chris Busschau, Johannesburg I enjoyed reading the letter by Fr Henry Ratering CMM (June 25) in response to my article of May 28. He has raised a number of good questions that I should have thought of when I wrote to you!

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The Power of the Pen

As South Africa’s only Catholic weekly, The Southern Cross enjoys a particular benefit, but one that also presents certain challenges.

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Leading by Facebook, Yes we can

Hi, my name is Sarah-Leah and I am addicted to Facebook. If there was a support group for chronic social media users, I would probably sign up.

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A Christian movement that fizzled out

When I got to Durban in the mid-1990s, I became passionately convinced about the need to promote true and authentic Christian practice. I also saw a close and strong link between Christian practice and the ecumenical movement. I earnestly believed that most Christians, regardless of denomination, had become very poor witnesses of Christ, especially when [...]

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Was Jesus’ death a type of ‘suicide’?

Was Jesus Christ killed? Can God be killed? Did Jesus Christ die? Can God die? Jesus chose the moment of his “death”. Would that be a type  of “suicide”? Or did he detach his Spirit from his body when he breathed his last on the cross? Patrick Wood

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Mass Readings – July 20-27, 2014

Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday, July 20, 16th Sunday Wisdom 12:13, 16-19, Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16, Romans 8:26-27, Matthew 13:24-43 or 13:24-30 Monday, July 21, St Lawrence of Brindisi Wisdom 8:9-16 or 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, Psalm 67:2-5, 7-8, Luke 9:1-6 Tuesday, July 22, St Mary Magdalen Micah 7:14-15, 18-20, Psalm [...]

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