Southern Africa's National Catholic Weekly

A Changing Church: Some Can, Some Can’t

Mgr Vincent Hill, Pretoria – Some people, also in the Church, resist any reform, especially if it requires changing themselves. Isaac Newton stated the physical law that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The same applies to every change. Some get left behind, others try to reverse decisions made, showing they do not understand or accept the changes.

Pope: Lead People Away From Error

A truly pastoral minister never leaves people to suffer on their own or to become a victim to their own errors and confusion, Pope Francis told members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Southern Cross Seller Gregory Bennette!

Gregory Bennette is a long-time seller of The Southern Cross at All Saints parish in Ennerdale, Johannesburg, and parishioners say he’s “passionate” about promoting the paper, and always “humble and caring”. We love receiving...

Responding to ‘Black Jesus’

Responding to Günther Simmermacher’s article “Was Jesus black?”, anyone would know that Jesus looked like a typical Middle Eastern Jew of that era, swarthy to a greater or lesser extent. It’s understandable that Western Europeans depicted him as relatively fair-skinned …