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Pope: Don’t leave home without the Gospel

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Tuck the Gospel in your pocket and put on your walking shoes to share Christ’s love, peace and joy with the world, Pope Francis said. It is the Holy Spirit who inspires Christians to “overcome every obstacle, to conquer the temptation of being closed up [...]

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I take the Eucharist with gratitude

From Deacon Godfrey Solomon, Cape Town A number of letters have been published in The Southern Cross expressing opposition to the practice of allowing Holy Communion to be received in the hand. I have also had occasions of being confronted by those supporting this view. The benefit of these encounters is that one is drawn [...]

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The Church’s healing gift

In a perceptive column last week, our writer Sarah-Leah Pimentel proposed that Catholics make use of the sacrament of reconciliation as a part of an interior spring-clean. She described confession as “the gift the Church gives us to approach Christ in childlike trust and know that all things will be made new in the light [...]

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Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

On August 10, my present parish in Harare, the Assumption of Our Lady in Rhodesville, Highlands, celebrated its diamond jubilee. In preparation for the celebration, a number of projects were embarked upon which included the building of a grotto, improving the car park, building a wall for the church, fundraising and designing a jubilee uniform [...]

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Regrets? Time for an inner spring-clean

Regrets. We all have them. A bad decision we made, or a decision we failed to make. Perhaps I should have thought more carefully about the consequences of situation X, or perhaps I should have taken the risk and been less afraid of the consequences.

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Mosaic tells the story of salvation

BY  FR GERRY O’COLLINS SJ Many readers could tell me about some crucifix or cross that means a great deal to them. It might be a crucifix in a church or chapel in Durban or in another city in South Africa. It might be a crucifix or cross that they saw elsewhere in Southern Africa [...]

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