The Advent calendar with one tab or box to open each day for 24 or 25 days taps into something people really like: countdowns. It also highlights the anticipation that is at the heart...
Jesus’ way of praying to his father throughout his life is a reminder for Christians that prayer is more than asking God for something but is a way of establishing an intimate relationship with him, Pope Francis said.
The tinsel in the shops and colourful catalogues in newspapers have alerted us for the past few weeks already that the “Christmas season” is upon us. But in what we might term the “secular...
Those who are serious about celebrating the birth of Christ, in a meaningful way, should consider leaving December 25 to the pagans and atheists. Let them have their fun and merriment on their “happy holidays” but refrain from hijacking our very important feast.
Thank you for Günther Simmermacher’s article on “Stille Nacht”, one of the most-loved carols, and the belated recognition of writer Fr Joseph Mohr and composer Franz Gruber.
May I mention some beautiful carols which are not as well known?
I feel bad for those who have become so consumed with the errands of the day that they have not taken the time to lift their heads and count the white threads in God’s own tapestry. They sit like jewels in a black velvet box.
What is the great manifestation; the revelation of the epiphany of the lord that we celebrate to-day and how does this change my view of reality and my own way of being in the world?
Only when Christ is the focus of the Christmas season do all the colourful lights, carols, special meals and traditions help create a festive and joyous atmosphere, Pope Francis said.
The Southern Cross wishes all its readers and supporters a Blessed New Year. May all Christians renew their living hope in Christ Jesus as joyful disciples in 2018 More Stories: Pope Francis’ Christmas Calendar...
The Gospel calls on us to always have our eyes and hearts open to those who suffer. Judith Turner writes about a woman who lived by that Gospel command.
The Christmas edition of The Southern Cross in 1942 was a slim affair at ten pages, but there was a lot to read. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER steps into a time-capsule from 75 years ago.
Those who recognise the Lord in the baby Jesus in the manger also should recognise his presence in children suffering today because of war, poverty and immigration, Pope Francis said.