Category: Reviews

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: No related posts.

How Jansen turned around a university

LEADING FOR CHANGE: Race, Intimacy and Leadership on Divided University Campuses, by Jonathan Jansen. Routledge, 2016. 227pp Reviewed by Paddy Kearney More Stories: A rich mine for reflection How Martin Luther was the ‘first...

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 Reviews – Spectre/Rock the Kasbah

Spectre By John Mulderig Catholic News Service Movie Review -A car chase through St. Peter’s Square and a flippant joke about joining the priesthood aside, the 24th James Bond film, “Spectre” (Columbia), has predictably...

Movie Review – Brooklyn / No Escape

Brooklyn By John P. McCarthy, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Few immigrants to America can be said to have had it easy. Part and parcel of the immigrant experience, no matter the...

Movie Review – Black Mass / The Martian

Black Mass By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – The somber fact-based crime drama “Black Mass” (Warner Bros.), adapted from the eponymous book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, chronicles the...

Movie Review – The Walk / Sicario

The Walk By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – In August 1974, just as the Watergate scandal was approaching its climax with the announcement that President Richard Nixon would resign, a...