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The life of a model of Catholic Social Teaching

ANNE HOPE: The Struggle for Freedom, Stephanie Kilroe. Darton, Longman & Todd. 2019. 155pp. Reviewed by Fr Larry Kaufmann CSsR What a joy it is to learn more about the Catholic activist Anne Hope...

Italian Consul Visits Neocat Seminary

Italian consul Emanuele Pollio, visiting the Redemptoris Mater seminary of the Neocatechumenal Way in Rondebosch, Cape Town, said the seminary is important as it gives strength to new evangelisation. The seminary is home to diocesan missionary...

The Cult of Clericalism

By Chris McDonnell – When we come to discuss clericalism, confusion of language can give rise to many problems. Our common sharing, both priests and laity, of baptism is the first calling that unites...

What SA Cleric Told The Pope

Pope Francis prays St Thomas More’s “Prayer for Good Humour” every morning, he told a South African cleric at a private audience in the Vatican. Anglican Father Michael Lapsley, director of the Institute for...

What Your Child’s Sore Tummy May be Telling You

If your child complains of a sore tummy, it might be due to anxiety disorder, a mental problem that can have life-long effects. The good news is that anxiety is treatable. The Southern Cross...

New Director for France Pilgrimage

Following the sad passing of Bishop Giuseppe Sandri of Witbank, The Southern Cross has appointed popular Johannesburg priest Fr Lawrence Ndlovu (pictured) to lead its pilgrimage to Catholic France in October. Bishop Sandri, who...

CWD: May this Agency Rise from the Ashes

  My personal association with Catholic Welfare & Development (CWD)—the welfare agency of the archdiocese of Cape Town which had to close its doors in November—makes me think of the 1980s. It calls to...

CWD: Requiem for a Great Organisation

Once it was one of the great welfare organisations of the Southern African Church; in November it closed its doors. Over two articles, SYDNEY DUVAL looks at the growth and legacy of Catholic Welfare & Development,...

Catholic Political Analyst: Our New Cabinet

 By Mike Pothier – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet contains quite a number of bold and unexpected appointments, and he has certainly shifted the balance in favour of female and younger politicians. At the same...