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The Death of the Old Order

By the late Owen Williams St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), preaching his sixth sermon for Christmas Eve, took as his text Jesus Christ, the Son of God,...

The SA Bishops in 1976

The January edition of The Southern Cross features an article on the 70th anniversary of Pope Pius XII establishing the Catholic Hierarchy of Southern Africa. It is...

When was Jesus born? An investigation

How can we know when Jesus was really born? Comparing the Jewish and Gregorian (Western) calendars, COLIN GILLOT uses logical speculation to find the likely time of the first...

Seven nuns die of Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 has claimed the lives of seven Sisters of the congregation of the Daughters of St Francis in Port Shepstone in the diocese...

Mary’s Assumption – Our Destiny

  Fr Allan Moss OMI – In the resurrection of Jesus we see our resurrection. Mary’s assumption exemplifies our Christian destiny. She is the model of the Church...

After Zoom Meeting, SA Churches May Now Open

BY ERIN CARELSE & STAFF REPORTERS The archbishop of Cape Town and other faith leaders met with President Cyril Ramaphosa in a Zoom meeting ahead of the government’s decision...

A useful guide to the story of St Bernadette

LOURDES 2019, by Paul De Marco. Published by lulu.com. 2018. 168pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher In terms of annual visitors, Lourdes is the world’s third-biggest Marian shrine;...

Can business methods fix SA Church?

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH—200 YEARS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Six Transitional Phases, by Marumagae Moshe. SA Catholic Online Books. 2019. 153pp. Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher South Africans “are...