IT’S OFFFICIAL! Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonised on April 27, 2014. Join The Southern Cross and Radio Veritas on a pilgrimage to witness this historic event, led by Fr Emil Blaser OP, from April 25 to May 4. The programme includes Rome with the canonisation and general papal audience, [...]
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – With his resurrection, Jesus opened the doors for all those who believe in him to be risen and united with him in heaven, Pope Francis said. The anticipation of eternal life “is the source and reason of our hope, a hope that, if cultivated and safeguarded, [...]
From Fr Stephen Giles MHM, Kroonstad With respect to the rebuke by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier to the the observations of Fr Chris Clohessey on the five archbishops’ book, God, Love, Life and Sex (November 13), and without prejudice to the teaching authority of the five metropolitans and indeed all bishops, Cardinal Napier draws a long [...]
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom By John P. McCarthy, Catholic News Service Those who subscribe to the “great man” theory of history – the idea that the optimum way to understand the past is to study the lives of key individuals – won’t find a better example than Nelson Mandela. That’s one conclusion to be [...]
Every year during Advent — and, increasingly, weeks before that — we are likely to hear the call to observe “the true meaning of Christmas”. Usually the phrase intends to highlight positive seasonal virtues which might be summed up as representing a general generosity of spirit.
As a priest and licensed psychotherapist, Fr James Flavin serves as the president of the Saint John Vianney Centre. This renowned facility, located in Pennsylvania, specialises in the treatment of personal and psychological difficulties unique to Catholic clergy and consecrated religious. Salt+Light Witness host Fr Thomas Rosica asks Fr Flavin how wounded ministers in the [...]
Recently our Bible group learnt of the theories about who was the real author of the Gospel of St John. It seems the modern view is that the Gospel was not written by John the Apostle, as I was taught, but by a team of his followers. Is this modern view now acceptable to the [...]
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- Pope: Belief in eternal life with Christ frees people from worldly woes December 5, 2013
- Book not magisterial document December 5, 2013
- Movie Review – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom December 4, 2013
- Finding the true meaning of Christmas December 4, 2013
- Video: Witness – Fr James Flavin December 4, 2013