Southern Cross Past Issues – Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov 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 – November 30 – December 7, 2014

Liturgical Calendar Year B – Weekdays Cycle 1 Sunday, November 30, First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1, 3-8 (63 16-17, 19 64 2-7) Psalms 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:33-37 Monday December 1 Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalms 122:1-9, Matthew 8:5-11 Tuesday December 2 Isaiah 11:1-10,Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17, Luke 10:21-24 Wednesday December [...]

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Movie Review – Horrible Bosses 2 / The Boxtrolls

Horrible Bosses 2 By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – In the 2011 original to which “Horrible Bosses 2″ (Warner Bros.) serves as a follow-up, a trio of bunglers set out to murder the workplace superiors who were making their lives miserable. While the sequel finds the same characters intent on the [...]

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Pope Francis: The world will end with peace

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Believing in eternity and in the final establishment of the kingdom of God, Christians throughout history – starting with the disciples – were filled with questions such as when the end will come and what will happen to the created world, Pope Francis said.

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We all need to be listened to

From C Roberts, Cape Town We all need to play our part in reaching out and evangelising. But how is this done? It starts at Mass. We are unaware of the problems facing the regulars at Sunday Mass. Week after week we attend Mass and are there with our own silent problems. We pray over problems [...]

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The woman priest debate

The recent ordination in South Africa of a woman, Dr Mary Ryan, to the Catholic priesthood — an illicit and invalid act in Church law — has inevitably revived a long-running debate.

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The pervasive Catholic spirit of Paris

In October a group of Southern Cross pilgrims, led by Bishop João Rodrigues of Tzaneen, returned from a pilgrimage to Portugal,Spain and France. In the final of four articles, Günther Simmermacher looks at the spirit of Catholicism in Paris.

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