Category: Simmermacher

The Big Southern Cross Christmas Quiz

25 questions to test your Christmas knowledge! Compiled by Günther Simmermacher 1.In which country may people wish you Merry Christmas by saying: “Mbotama Malamu!” a) Congo b) Ghana c) Kenya 2. Which Gospel reports...

15 Movies to See at Christmas!

There are many Christmas movies, but how many of them are actually good and edifying? Günther Simmermacher picks 15 seasonal films to see. For Catholics, finding suitable Christmas movies is a challenge. Most seasonal...

God Speaks To Us In Airports

In October a group of Southern Cross pilgrims had a grace-filled journey through Catholic France — bookended by plane and train travails, GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER writes. Bursts of lightning flashed through the Italian night sky,...

Why Pell should resign

After his conviction for sexual abuse was upheld by an appeals court,  Australian Cardinal George Pell should resign from the College of Cardinals, for the good of the Church, writes GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER. Cardinal George...