Category: Editorials 2010

Our prayers for 2011

Poverty remains the greatest threat to peace in South Africa. The recent food riots in Mozambique, experts warn, could be replicated in South Africa, possibly fuelled by the on-going revelations of price-fixing collusion by...

A new mission

Pope Benedict dominated headlines in the secular and Catholic press in 2010. Some of these were welcome, while others most certainly were not. More Stories: Where to Get Catholic News

An exchange of gifts

GUEST EDITORIAL BY SR JUDY COYLE IHM It is common during the Christmas season to exchange gifts, husband and wife, parent and child, friend and friend. The gift may be pleasing to us, and...

Living with Islam

Christians in many predominantly Muslim countries are increasingly under pressure, with daily attacks on their safety and dignity finding expression in lethal terror attacks, unjust legislation, forced conversions and other forms of religious discrimination....

A consistent pope

Since Pope Benedict was elected to the papacy in April 2005, he has often perplexed those who had fixed expectations of his pontificate. More Stories: Where to Get Catholic News

Shifting culture

When Pope Benedict in 2009 flew to Africa, he was asked about his views on HIV/Aids. He outlined the Church’s concern for those infected by the disease and affected by it. He pointed out...

In all things charity

Catholics are prone to lament that they do not always receive sufficient respect from those outside the Church, especially from those in the secular world. More Stories: Where to Get Catholic News

A relevant Church

In the imagination of much of the secular world, the Catholic Church seems to be out of touch with the modern world, unable to understand what it means to be alive in these times....

Church and Judaism

The history of persecution of Jews in the name of the Catholic Church is a most distressing chapter in our history. More Stories: Where to Get Catholic News

We are 90

On October 16, 1920, The Southern Cross published its debut edition, featuring a photo and message of Pope Benedict XV on the front-page. This week, one week short of our 4 700th edition, we...

Becoming independent

The Church in Africa has committed itself to work towards greater self-sufficiency, with a view to eventually becoming fully self-reliant. The goal is a transformation of the continent’s Church to a point where it...

Driving with Care

South Africans concerned about road safety will welcome the traffic points-demerit system which will come into effect nationally in April 2011—with the caveat that the system should be administered competently and efficiently. More Stories:...