Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

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,...

Archbishop Asks Abuse Victims to Come Forward

Archbishop Stephen Brislin has emphasised that there must be “zero tolerance for the abuse of children by consecrated persons [and] for those who cover up the abuse of children by others”, and invited those who have been abused to come forward.

A Truth Commission Is Needed

  Some Church leaders still find it difficult to acknowledge that the greater scandal in the distressing history of clerical abuse is the cover-ups and failure of diligence among bishops, the Vatican and other...