Category: Reviews

To be friends with God this Lent

DEEPENING FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD: Daily Reflections for Lent, by Anthony Egan SJ, Trevor Hudson & Russell Pollitt SJ. Jesuit Institute SA, Johannesburg (2017). 129pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher More Stories: Pope Francis and the...

A Christian life to savour, sip by sip

A VOICE WITHIN CHURCH AND SOCIETY: A Personal Anthology, by Michael Nuttall. Cluster Publications, Pietermaritzburg,  2015. 262 pp. Reviewed by Fr Kevin Reynolds More Stories: Cardinals show us Africas Church Forming priests and deacons

Finding St Francis in SA today

ST FRANCIS UNCENSORED, by Patrick Noonan OFM. Choice Publishing, Ireland. 2016. 197pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher Seconds after Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected pope in March 2013, his...

How God’s Spirit is with us all the time

SANCTIFYING THE SPIRIT, by Julia Beacroft. Sancio Books, UK. 2016. 390pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher Regular readers of The Southern Cross will have read Julia Beacroft’s occasional columns which tie feast days of the...

A revolutionary priest tells his story

FAITH & JOY: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Priest, by Fernando Cardenal SJ.  Orbis Books, US. 2015. 254pp Reviewed by Paddy Kearney This is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary man. It begins at the...

Movie Review – Joy/Secret in their Eyes

Movie Review Joy Loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano, inventor of the self-wringing “Miracle Mop” and a cable television sensation, this madcap tale about a dysfunctional family hoping to hit the...