Author: asiel

Women Deacons: About Ministry, Not Power’

Ordaining women to the permanent diaconate now, when the Church is “crying for ministry”, is a logical way to fulfill its obligation to bring the Gospel to all people, according to panellists at an...

World Youth Day in Panama Opening Mass

Our editor Gunther Simmermacher is in Panama City for the 2019 World Youth Day celebrations – here’s his report on his arrival More Stories: Flashbacks to World Youth Days Past Panamanian Prelate to World...

Southern Cross Seller Sees in 2019 in Style!

Gregory “Gregs” Bennett of All Saints church in Ennerdale, Johannesburg archdiocese, dressed in New Year minstrel costume, sells the final issue of 2018 of The Southern Cross to fellow parishioner Chester Browne. More Stories: This is the Real Life...

25 Years for Fr Davis Alappat!

Fr Davis Alappat (left) of St Kevin’s parish in Windvogel, Port Elizabeth, celebrated the 25th anniversary of his priesthood with friends, parishioners and fellow priests. Seen with him are Bishop Vincent Zungu (centre) and...

Warm City Awaits Catholic Youth

As World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama draws near, organisers said they are prepared to make young people from around the globe feel right at home. While warm temperatures will greet thousands of young...