From Our Vaults December 26, 1999
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.
Ringing in the Jubilee Year 2000
In a special four-page supplement, The Southern Cross previews the Holy Year 2000, including a guide to the monthly themes.
Southern Cross interviews Fr Küng
In an exclusive interview in the offices of The Southern Cross, controversial German theologian Fr Hans Küng tells Michael Shackleton and Günther Simmermacher that the Catholic Church is in need of a major overhaul, but this won’t happen until a future pontificate.
Gestures of solidarity
After reading about theft at the TLC Ministries home for abandoned babies, Southern Cross readers donated a total of R10000 for the construction of an electric fence around the Johannesburg premises.
Holy Year a chance for interior cleansing
In his editorial, Michael Shackleton writes that the Jubilee Year “is an exceptional season for us to cleanse our hearts and souls and to open them again to grace, love and reconciliation”.