Southern Cross Past Issues – August – September, October 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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No power over heaven and hell

In his homily a priest said, inter alia, that as an ordained minister he has the power to pray for people to enter heaven or to be sent to hell. This shook the foundations of my cradle Catholicism. Would he be praying to the most merciful God or Satan for our condemnation? BAA Bailey

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Everybody is a missionary now

Pope Francis in his message for World Mission Sunday last year pointed out that “faith is a gift that one cannot keep to oneself, but it is to be shared”.

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The Sigh of the Oppressed Creature

In all the things I’ve heard about the tragedy of the Nigerian Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, I’ve missed reference to the motives of the 110 South African visitors.

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Mass Readings October 19-26

Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday, October 19, 29th Sunday Isaiah 45:1, 4-6, Psalm 96:1, 3-5, 7-10, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, Matthew 22:15-21 Monday, October 20 Ephesians 2:1-10, Psalm 100:2-5, Luke 12:13-21 Tuesday, October 21 Ephesians 2:12-22, Psalm 85:9-14, Luke 12:35-38 Wednesday, October 22, St John Paul II Ephesians 3:2-12, Isaiah 12:2-6, [...]

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Movie Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / This Is Where I Leave You

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles By Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Thirty years after bursting onto the comic book scene, the wise-cracking, pizza-loving “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Paramount) re-emerge from the sewers of New York City. Their mission, once again: to save the world. This reboot marks the fifth film to feature [...]

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Paul VI Beatification highlights Vatican II & Love for Church

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Meeting Catholics from Pope Paul VI’s home diocese, Brescia, Pope Francis said his predecessor’s witness “nourishes within us the flame of love for Christ, love for the church and the drive to proclaim the Gospel to the people of today with mercy, patience, courage and joy.”

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