By 1933, the Great Depression also affected The Southern Cross. In a gesture of concern for the staff, it was agreed in November that year to reduce the cut in salaries from 10% to only 5%. The declining circulation was the largest in the newspaper’s 13-year history, even if other publications were suffering much worse [...]
Liturgical Calendar Year A Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday, March 9, First Sunday of Lent Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7, Psalm 51:3-6, 12-13, 17, Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19, Matthew 4:1-11 Monday, March 10 Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18, Psalm 19:8-10, 15, Matthew 25:31-46 Tuesday, March 11 Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19, Matthew 6:7-15 Wednesday, March 12 Jonah 3:1-10, [...]
As Christians preparing for Easter, the Lenten season offers us a time to reflect on our own faith — our strengths and weaknesses, our commitment to Christ and the kingdom of God, and how we might translate God’s vision into our daily lives from within our imperfect (sometimes downright sinful) society.
After months of promotion – especially by Durban’s Fr O’Donnell OMI, who tirelessly toured the country to create enthusiasm for the new Southern Cross – the newspaper hit the churches on Sunday, October 17, 1920 (a day after the cover date), with a circulation of 3,500 and cover price of 3d. The excitement was great. [...]
The Grandmaster By Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service Romance and kung fu fighting may seem like incompatible film ingredients. But in “The Grandmaster”, these unlikely elements meld into the lush and lyrical recreation of a neglected era of recent Chinese history. Director Wong Kar Wai (“My Blueberry Nights”), who also wrote the screenplay, recounts the true [...]
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Lent is meant to wake up Christians and help them see that God can give them the strength to change their lives and their surroundings, Pope Francis said.
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- Southern Cross history – Part 3: The 1930s March 8, 2014
- Mass Readings- March 9-16, 2014 March 7, 2014
- Reflecting on Lent and 20 years of democracy March 7, 2014
- Southern Cross history – Part 2: The 1920s March 7, 2014
- Movie Reviews- The Grandmaster March 6, 2014