Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

Humanae Vitae Was Prophetic

Luky Whittle, Kroonstad – Fifty years after the publication of Humanae vitae, Fr Anthony Egan in his Pope Paul VI articles is making me feel as pained as I was in 1968 by quoting...

Pope: Jesus Crucified is Our Salvation

True followers of Jesus profess their faith not through pre-packaged platitudes but rather through concrete actions of love for their neighbours, Pope Francis said. When he asked the disciples who they think he is,...

What the Bible is and What it Isn’t

  By Cackie Upchurch – Recently I heard a radio interview with a professor who had once been an Evangelical, then what he called a “liberal Protestant” and finally now is an agnostic. He...

Pope in Palermo! Video

Pope prays for young people, their diligence and courage As he often does with a group made up of people of different faiths or no faith, Pope Francis gave young people in Palermo a...

Pilgrimage to Ireland in Pictures

In August, a group of Southern Cross pilgrims, led by Bishop Victor Phalana of Klerksdorp, travelled to Ireland, with the itinerary framed around the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady at Knock in the west of the country, and the papal Mass to close the World Meeting of Families in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.

Let’s Hear it For Music!

I like to think that there is a song for every moment in our lives. In times of joy, rings and claps that sound together; in times of sadness, heavy drums and bass guitars...

Meet Our Miracle Baby!

Luna Carelse became the first “Southern Cross baby” in more than a decade when she was born in late August to our journalist Erin Carelse and her husband Brent. In the past 25 years,...