Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

Stephen Hawking and the Vatican

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who said he did not believe in God, was still an esteemed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and fostered a fruitful dialogue between science and faith.

Prayer for Church

Prayer for Church May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen More Stories: Prayer for Today Advent Prayer Feeding the Flock From the Upper Room Prayer has Power

Cartoon of the Week: Here’s to Francis

The Southern Cross has been publishing cartoons on its back page drawn by Conrad Burke since the early 90s. We have decided to make them available online! Mr Burke is a parishioner at Most Holy...

Power of Prayer Saves a Family

More than a year ago, my daughter’s divorced husband suddenly began action for custody of their 23-year-old mentally challenged daughter, after 20 years of apparently friendly separation. A legal battle ensued and we began praying to Our Lady for a just settlement.

Mass Readings: 18 March – 25 March, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday, March 18, 5th Sunday of Lent Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalms 51:3-4, 12-15, Hebrews 5:7-9, John 12:20-33 Monday, March 19, St Joseph 2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16, Psalms...

How Do We Build A Church Community?

This Lent we have asked parishioners to put on name tags and to introduce themselves to each other at the beginning of the Mass. Generally, after an initial reluctance, most were happy to comply. Of course, there are always those whose vehemence in being anti-anything like this is really scary. But then, every family has those, don’t they?

The Sounds of Gregorian Chant Have Renewed Popularity

At St John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia Gregorian Chant is the principal form of music – This church community is unique in that the ancient sounds of Gregorian chant are deeply woven into its fabric, interlaced in every Mass, every choir and the education of the students in the parish school.