Southern Africa's Catholic Weekly

Fr Sylvester David OMI to Head US Theology School!

An SA priest is to succeed Southern Cross columnist Fr Ron Rolheiser as head of US theology school in SanAntonio, Texas. A South African Oblate has been appointed to head a prestigious United States school...

Fr John Thompson Moves to Lesotho!

Salesian Father John Thompson celebrated his last Mass at St John Bosco parish in Robertsham, Johannesburg, before leaving for a new post in Lesotho. Fellow Salesian priests Frs Tumelo Pone, Canice Dooley, Joy Sebastian...

The War that Didn’t End All Wars

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 an armistice was declared, effectively ending one of the worst conflicts in history — World War I. On November 11...

Deacon Francis Graham Ordained!

Francis Graham of St Thérèse parish in Edenvale, Johannesburg, was ordained to the permanent diaconate. Deacon Graham (centre with palms together) is seen with (from left) Deacons Robert Johnson, Dennis Gregory, Mike Carol, Stuart...

Say No To Pride and Rivalry

World peace must begin in individuals’ hearts and in their families by saying “no” to pride and rivalry, Pope Francis said.

Let the Statues Fall!

One of my favourite songs is “Viva la Vida” by British rock band Coldplay. It starts with the lyrics: “I used to rule the world, seas would rise when I gave the word. Now...

Answers on Jesuit Abuse Case

Fr David Rowan SJ, Regional superior, Society of Jesus in South Africa – Although all the issues raised have been addressed in numerous media recently, the Southern Cross letter “Clear answers now on abuse”...