Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

50 Years for Ron and Olga Williams!

Ron and Olga Williams were married 50 years ago on August 18. Olga and Aloysious (Ron) Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married on August 18, 1968, by the late...

Cartoon of the Week: The Unworthy Viking

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...

This Week’s Issue: 15 August – 21 August, 2018

» Bishops OK Ngome nun’s sainthood cause » New SACBC president to take office in February » How papal document caused controversy » Why Pope Francis will visit a different Ireland » Fr Rolheiser:...

Mass Readings: 19 August – 26 August, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday, August 19, Assumption of Our Lady Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10, Psalm 45:10-12, 16, 1 Corinthians 15:20-27, Luke 1:39-56 Monday, August 20 Ezekiel 24:15-24, Responsorial psalm Deuteronomy...

Parishes to get Free Health Screenings in Pilot Project

THE Catholic Health Care Association of Southern Africa (CATHCA) is offering free medical screenings at five parishes in a pilot project. The checks, over the next two months, will be for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and also conditions such as cataracts, among others.

What World Youth Day Did For Me

By Runaine Radine – In January 2019 Pope Francis will travel to Panama to attend his third World Youth Day (WYD). I had my WYD experience ten years ago in Sydney, Australia. Having matriculated...