Southern Cross Past Issues – August – September, 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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Mass Readings September 28 – October 5, 2014

Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday, September 28, 26th Sunday Ezekiel 18:25-28, Psalm 25:4-9, Philippians 2:1-11 or Philippians 2:1-5, Matthew 21:28-32 Monday, September 29, Ss Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12:7-12, Psalm 138:1-5, John 1:47-51 Tuesday, September 30, St Jerome Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23, Psalm 88:2-8, Luke [...]

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How to be channels of God’s peace

‘Make me a channel of your peace.” I think when we sing the words of this beautiful prayer attributed to St Francis of Assisi, we do not realise what we are asking of ourselves.

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Let’s meet the saints of Christian Unity

Dear reader, we begin a journey of encounter with Saints of Christian Unity. Perhaps you wonder, is there such a thing as Saints of Christian Unity? And for what use? I have been inspired by St John Paul II in coming up with this series. It is said one of the things that marked his [...]

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Movie Review – The Maze Runner / And So It Goes

The Maze Runner By Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Cross “The Hunger Games” with “Divergent” and you’ll get “The Maze Runner” (Fox), the latest angst-ridden drama about teenagers fighting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. This go-round, there’s a boys-only twist, based on the 2009 novel by James Dashner (and borrowing [...]

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Gospel-based ways to stop the Islamic State

We need to do something! With the barbaric Islamic State now controlling large portions of Iraq and Syria, and inflicting rape, torture and even beheading on those who do not conform to their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam, it is imperative that they must be stopped.

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