From Our Vaults 13 Years Ago: 8 November, 2006
Every week for the duration of our 100th year, we dig an old issue of The Southern Cross out of our vaults, and highlight a few stories from that edition, as well as reproducing its front-page.
Call to support Radio Veritas
Radio Veritas, South Africa’s Catholic radio broadcaster, is calling on the country’s Catholic community to make a concerted show of support for its application for a permanent medium-wave frequency, to be presented to ICASA in April 2007.
Pope Benedict XVI on abuse
Pope Benedict XVI tells Irish bishops that priestly sexual abuse of minors is a “heart-rending tragedy” that requires an effort of purification by the Church.
Owen Williams on Joan of Arc
In his weekly column, Owen Williams reflects on the military genius of St Joan of Arc, prompted by his reading of Fr James Martin’s book My Life With Saints.
Editorial: Grants for burn survivors
In his editorial, Günther Simmermacher writes that it is “perplexing that the government should not accord burns survivors with the option to apply for disability grants”, if the burns victim cannot secure employment because of their injuries or scarred appearance.