The Southern Cross

The Southern Cross - This week's Front PageThe Southern Cross is South Africa’s national Catholic weekly newspaper.

Established in 1920, it is published independently by the Catholic Newspaper & Publishing Company Ltd in Cape Town.

The present editor-in-chief is Mr Gunther Simmermacher, who has held the position since February 2001.

Circulation: Weekly. Circulation is approximately 9,000 copies per issue.

The company’s business manager is Ms Pamela Davids, since 1995.

CONTACT THE SOUTHERN CROSS

The offices are at 10 Tuin Plein, Cape Town, 8001
Postal address: PO Box 2372, Cape Town
Tel: (+27) 021 465-5007, Fax: (+27) 021 465-3850

For general enquiries admin@scross.co.za


RSS Editorials – The Southern Cross

  • Catastrophic Leadership on Abuse
    The resignation of an abuse survivor from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is an indictment of the Vatican’s commitment to responding appropriately to a festering scandal. It is deplorable that 15... The post Catastrophic Leadership on Abuse appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Editor

RSS Features – The Southern Cross

  • Franciscans Opt for Their Own ‘Hip-Hop’ Style
    The head of the Franciscans hopes the order’s new website will have a certain “hip-hop” style – being very modern or “hip” and inspiring people to move, act or “hop.” Franciscan Father Michael Perry,... The post Franciscans Opt for Their Own ‘Hip-Hop’ Style appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Caleb SC
  • Teens want News, But Don’t Read Papers or Watch the News
    Children may not read the newspaper or watch news on television like their parents or grandparents, but they still want news. They just get it from different sources. In a survey of 853 “tweens,”... The post Teens want News, But Don’t Read Papers or Watch the News appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Kilian SC
  • Pope: Don’t treat the confessional like a dry cleaners!
    The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners where one goes to remove the occasional stain, Pope Francis said. While forgiveness is “God’s... The post Pope: Don’t treat the confessional like a dry cleaners! appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Jael SC
  • Walking in the Footsteps of Migrants
    US-based Tony Magliano walked where desperate migrants have walked… Recently I was given a unique opportunity to taste some of the bitter hardships endured by fellow human beings fleeing drug-gang violence, oppressive poverty and... The post Walking in the Footsteps of Migrants appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Tony Magliano
  • London Cardinal Calls for Prayers for Victims of Westminster Attack
    Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded. “Yesterday’s attacks in Westminster have shocked... The post London Cardinal Calls for Prayers for Victims of Westminster Attack appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    asiel
  • 100 Most-Read Bible Verses-10
    Deacon Lionel Cooper compiled the “100Scripture100” booklet for easy reference to the most loved and most quoted passages in the Bible – here we continue our reproduction of this booklet with his kind permission.... The post 100 Most-Read Bible Verses-10 appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Tamar SC
  • Trusting in Your Own Heart? Beware
    Christians who trust in themselves rather than God eventually become unsympathetic to those in need and slide down the slippery path of corruption, Pope Francis said. People who place their trust in their own... The post Trusting in Your Own Heart? Beware appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    asiel
  • The Rise of Dual Catholics
    Every era presents certain challenges to members of the Christian faith. I would, however, argue that our era is one of the most difficult ones for the followers of Jesus to lead authentic Christian... The post The Rise of Dual Catholics appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Emmanuel Ngara
  • Green Envelopes Help Raise Parish Funds
    John Patrick Berend, Upington – It’s almost seems as if Sheldon Vandrey and I discussed his proposal in the article “Getting our parishes in the black” (January 18) over tea because I shared the... The post Green Envelopes Help Raise Parish Funds appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Letters Editor
  • How to Respond to Suffering from Illness
    In his second article on euthanasia and assisted suicide, MELESE SHULA explains the pros and cons of “advance directives” and offers a Christian response to suffering Last week I outlined the reasons why euthanasia and... The post How to Respond to Suffering from Illness appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Jael SC

RSS Reviews – The Southern Cross

  • The Shack
    To be released in South Africa on April 26 –  “The Shack” (Summit), director Stuart Hazeldine’s screen version of William Paul Young’s best-selling novel, represents a serious effort to tackle the problem of evil... The post The Shack appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Tamar SC
  • To be friends with God this Lent
    DEEPENING FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD: Daily Reflections for Lent, by Anthony Egan SJ, Trevor Hudson & Russell Pollitt SJ. Jesuit Institute SA, Johannesburg (2017). 129pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher The clue to the tone of... The post To be friends with God this Lent appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    admin

RSS Perspectives – The Southern Cross

  • Walking in the Footsteps of Migrants
    US-based Tony Magliano walked where desperate migrants have walked… Recently I was given a unique opportunity to taste some of the bitter hardships endured by fellow human beings fleeing drug-gang violence, oppressive poverty and... The post Walking in the Footsteps of Migrants appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Tony Magliano
  • The Rise of Dual Catholics
    Every era presents certain challenges to members of the Christian faith. I would, however, argue that our era is one of the most difficult ones for the followers of Jesus to lead authentic Christian... The post The Rise of Dual Catholics appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Emmanuel Ngara

RSS Apologetics – The Southern Cross

  • Does God Select Only a Few?
    According to Romans 8:28-30 God knew beforehand who would be his chosen ones predestined for salvation. He  chose them and he justified and glorified them. For me, this means that our free will is... The post Does God Select Only a Few? appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Michael Shackleton
  • I Still Feel Guilty After Confession
    Someone who has sinned badly, confesses the sin and is absolved in the sacrament of reconciliation can often feel the pangs of remorse for a lengthy time afterwards. There is a desire to confess... The post I Still Feel Guilty After Confession appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Michael Shackleton

RSS Letter of the Week – The Southern Cross

  • Green Envelopes Help Raise Parish Funds
    John Patrick Berend, Upington – It’s almost seems as if Sheldon Vandrey and I discussed his proposal in the article “Getting our parishes in the black” (January 18) over tea because I shared the... The post Green Envelopes Help Raise Parish Funds appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Letters Editor
  • Planned Giving: Pledge Freely
    Brian Pretorius, Cape Town – Lots of the points raised in all the correspondence concerning parish fundraising and sustainability (February 15) are very valid  points. It is important for parishes to sustain themselves, and... The post Planned Giving: Pledge Freely appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Letters Editor

RSS Mass readings – The Southern Cross

  • Mass Readings: 26 March – 2 April, 2017
    Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekdays Cycle Year 1 Sunday March 26, 4th Sunday of Lent 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13, Psalms 23:1-6, Ephesians 5:8-14, John 9:1-41 Monday March 27 Isaiah 65:17-21, Psalms 30:2,4-6,11-13,... The post Mass Readings: 26 March – 2 April, 2017 appeared first on The Southern Cross.
    Tamar SC
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