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 [...]
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis said he goes to confession every two weeks, knowing that God never tires of forgiving those who repent, but also knowing that having a priest say “I absolve you” reinforces belief in God’s mercy.
Over the past few weeks, The Southern Cross has been part of an international ecumenical movement called Exposed. I hope that you have not failed to notice the number of articles, reflections and discussion materials in this paper focusing on the question of corruption and what we can do about it.
The Wolverine By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Does the idea of a giant suit of samurai armour made out of an indestructible – but, alas, fictional – alloy called adamantium strike you as the coolest thing ever? If so, then the macho superhero adventure “The Wolverine” (Fox) might just be the [...]
Father Karl Rahner once said that the Christian of the future will be a mystic or not exist at all. He used the term mysticism in a religious sense, as the pursuit of communion with God through direct experience, intuition, instinct or insight.
The decision by Pope Benedict XVI to renounce the papacy has been rightly described by many as courageous and wise. It requires great humility to acknowledge that one is no longer able to exercise the office one has been entrusted with; it takes courage to break a centuries-old custom, especially in an institution which is [...]
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