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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‘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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Catholic Church leaders Applaud Nuclear Agreement with Iran

By Tony Magliano Committed to a negotiated settlement over the real possibility of armed conflict, six world powers and Iran have decided to give peace a chance.

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An Economy where People Matter

From Antonio G Tonin, East London Your editorial “An economic revolution?” (July 15) was very thought-provoking, and is asking for a radically serious and different form of economics from what prevails today.

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This Week’s Issue

– Long journey from car guard to lawyer – Bishop Phalana reflects on Daswa – Eight things to know about Pope Francis – Sodality’s R160,000 gift to diocese – Judith Turner: Let women shine!

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The Mandela Cult

A recent opinion piece in the secular press by a young writer took issue with the “Mandelification of the struggle”. In her Sunday Independent article, Mailaka wa Azania points to “a deliberate process of socialisation spanning decades” that constructed a personality cult around Nelson Mandela which ignores the contribution of others—individuals, movements and the unnamed […]

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Pray with the Pope in August

General Intention: That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy. Missionary Intention: That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbours to those who find themselves on the margins of human life and society.

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