Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

Fab 4 to Run Comrades for Radio Veritas

Fr Teboho Matseke, Oblate Father Zweli Mlotshwa, Boycie Ntlwane and Collins Mokgotlwa will be among 20000 runners from more than 60 countries who will take part in the race on June 10.

How to Bully-Proof Your Child

All children will experience teasing, on and off the playground, which is common especially amongst youngsters. But it’s important to know that it is not okay when the teasing becomes more than just banter, and that it isn’t “a normal part of growing up”.

Mass Readings: 10 June – 17 June, 2018

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekday Cycle 2 Sunday June 10, 10th Sunday of the Year Genesis 3:9-15, Psalm 130:1-8, 2 Corinthians 4:13–5:1, Mark 3:20-35 Monday June 11, St Barnabas Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3, Psalm 98:1-6,...

Cartoon of the Week: Watching Grandpa!

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...

Assumption Convent Rowing Student to the UK!

Student Courtney Westley and rowing coach Kwaku Owusu from Assumption Convent School in Germiston, Johannesburg, were invited to the United Kingdom as part of the SA Schools Rowing Union squad. Courtney participated in three regattas, and...

How Do We Combat Violence in Schools?

The media continues to bring to the public’s attention the crisis of violence that plagues many of South Africa’s schools. For example, at the end of last year a video of a girl in Siyathuthuka Secondary School in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, went viral.

What Makes Catholic Schools Catholic?

A Catholic school should ensure that everyone is welcomed and no-one is excluded: all members of the school community are created in God’s image. Further, because all human beings are made in the image and likeness of God, they are therefore valuable and there should be no discrimination,” writes CIE deputy-director Anne Baker.

We’re Getting 14 New Cardinals! So Who Are They?

Here are brief biographical notes about each of the 14 churchmen who will become cardinals June 29. Their names are listed in the order Pope Francis announced them May 20: — Iraqi Cardinal-designate Louis...