A Nativity scene and Christmas tree, like those displayed in St. Peter’s Square, are visible reminders of God’s benevolence and closeness to all men and women, Pope Francis said.
Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly
Many of us Catholics consider the word “evangelise” as somewhat “Protestant”. However, the very reason for the Church’s existence is to evangelise–viz to bring others into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ, the only Saviour of mankind, empowered by his Spirit.
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I have a difficulty regarding the naming of one part of the liturgical year which I would like to share with Southern Cross readers, to discover whether I am alone with this problem. That difficulty is the use of the word “ordinary” as in “Ordinary Time”.
By Selby Makgotho – The vicar-general of Polokwane diocese has asked Catholics to use the celebration of the birth of Jesus to reach out to the needy, poor and vulnerable.
At the age of 104, Dominica Catherine Soglanich is inseparable from her rosary. At her peak, she would say up to 30 rosaries a day for friends and family in need. She is now down to ten — which son Christopher says means the family must be behaving better.
Celebrating his 81st birthday, Pope Francis blew out the candles on a 4m long pizza after being serenaded with song and dance by children and employees from a Vatican pediatric clinic.
The singer John Lennon in 1971 wrote a song called “Imagine”. The hit provoked much controversy in that the “imagining” was of a world without religion and no heaven or hell. Were some of the reasons for his plea that far out?
The Denis Hurley Centre (DHC) is launching a special award named after the late Bishop Barry Wood to continue the centre’s relationship with him.
Translated into 140 languages, it may be the most famous Christmas hymn in the world. Günther Simmermacher looks at the history of ‘Silent Night’.
Imagine hearing a knock at your front door. As you open the door, to your great surprise you see a baby lying in front of you. Without hesitation, you immediately pick up the infant and bring her out of the cold night and into the warmth of your home and heart.
Despite the current uncertainty, life in Bethlehem continues, including pilgrimages to the place of Jesus’ birth