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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A Priest’s Half-Century

BY WINNIE GRAHAM On December 20 Fr Ignatius Fidgeon OMI celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest, a period that marks both extraordinary service to his flock and total devotion to his calling.

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Movie Review – The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies / John Wick

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – With “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (Warner Bros.), director Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based on Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel “The Hobbit, or There and Back Again” reaches a rousing finale. […]

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Mass Readings: December 21-28, 2014

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekdays Cycle Year 1 Sunday December 21, Fourth Sunday of Advent 2 Sm 7, 1-5.8-12.14.16, Ps 89, 2-5.27.29, Rom 16, 25-27, Luke 1, 26-38 Monday December 22 1 Sam 1, 24-28, Resp: 1 Sam 2, 1.4-8, Lk 1, 46-56 Tuesday December 23, St John of Kanty Mal 3, 1-4; 4, 5-6 […]

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God’s Endless Universe

Christmas, the author Norman Vincent Peale once said, “waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”.

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No one should be hungry during the Christmas season

In early December, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) stopped feeding 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

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Pope starts series of talks on Holy Family

By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service At his last weekly public audience of 2014, Pope Francis started a series of talks on the family with a reflection on the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph as a model for all Christian families.

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