Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

Cartoon of the Week: Fantasy Fit Land

The Southern Cross has been publishing cartoons on its back page drawn by Conrad Burke since the early 90s. We have decided to make them available online! Mr Burke is a parishioner at Most Holy...

Consecrated Chastity the Core of My Life

Sr Brigid Rose Tiernan, Johannesburg – Michael Shackleton’s guest editorial entitled “Celibacy needs more explainingCelibacy Needs More Explaining” calls me to respond. I have tried to live the three vows of evangelical poverty, responsible...

Driving Out Christians

Pilgrims to the Holy Land will see in abundance the holy shrines of Our Lord and the rocks of the prophets. These are often referred to as the “Ancient Stones” of the faith. These...

This Week’s Issue: 12 June – 18 June, 2019

» Comrades runners raised R280,000 for Veritas » 100-year-old priest has for sons – all priests » Highlights of a pilgrimage to Rome » Cause for John Bradburne to launch in September » Nthabiseng...

Mass Readings: 16 June – 23 June, 2019

Liturgical Calendar Year C Weekday Cycle 1 Sunday June 16, Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8: 22-31, Psalm 8:4-9, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 Monday June 17 2 Corinthians 6:1-10, Psalm 98:1-4, Matthew 5:38-42 Tuesday June 18...

The Best-Kept Secret of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has a very big secret. It is so powerful, challenging and relevant, that if every bishop, priest, religious and layperson was committed to communicating and implementing this secret, it would turn...