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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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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A Catholic-Anglican bond

A  special ecumenical vocation was born when a French priest met an Anglican aristocrat on a Portuguese island.

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Keep your words sweet

While working on training material for a communications course recently, I was reminded of something one of our teachers told us way back in Grade 9 (or Standard 7).

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What sort of king is Our Lord?

BY FR RALPH DE HAHN Pope Pius XI instituted the feast of Christ the King, this year on November 23, in 1925. Yet today our people of different tongues and culture fail to comprehend this kingship.

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Mass Readings – November 23-30, 2014

Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday, November 23, Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17, Psalm 23:1-3, 5-6, 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28, Matthew 25:31-46 Monday, November 24, St Andrew Dung-Lac Revelation 14:1-5, Psalm 24:1-6, Luke 21:1-4 Tuesday, November 25 Revelation 14:14-19, Psalm 96:10-13, Luke 21:5-11 Wednesday, November 26, St Leonard of Port [...]

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Movie Review – Dumb And Dumber To / No Good Deed / The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Dumb and Dumber To By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – We have it on the authority of Forrest Gump that stupid is as stupid does. And so it proves with the broad comedy sequel “Dumb and Dumber To” (Universal). Its tiresome dopiness, however, isn’t the main problem with the film: While [...]

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