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

  • The Pell Dilemma
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RSS Features – The Southern Cross

  • Learning Psalm 1
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  • Cardinal Schonborn: Favouring the Family Doesn’t Mean Disfavouring Other Lifestyles
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  • The Validity of Matter for the Eucharist
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RSS Reviews – The Southern Cross

  • 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... Related posts: Social change needed to arrest climate change From Jesus to the Church Pastoral care for pastors
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  • The life of a bishop ‘born again’ into Vatican II
    A STILL AND QUIET CONSCIENCE: The Archbishop who challenged a Pope, a President and a Church: A Life of Raymond G Hunthausen, by John McCoy, Orbis Books (2015). 288pp Reviewed by Paddy Kearney The... Related posts: From Jesus to the Church Pastoral care for pastors This week’s issue
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RSS Perspectives – The Southern Cross

  • How Drama Opens Spaces for Honesty
    The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown is always full of surprising drama delights, secular and also sacred. Among the latter this year, I was pleased to encounter an a capella gospel group from a... Related posts: A Season of First Communions Our Youth: No Angels or Helpless Victims The Lessons of Oscar Romero for SA […]
    Raymond Perrier
  • How Shopping Robs Us of Freedom
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RSS Apologetics – The Southern Cross

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RSS Letter of the Week – The Southern Cross

  • Let’s Ask: How Would Jesus Act?
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RSS Mass readings – The Southern Cross

  • Mass Readings: 16 July – 23 July, 2017
    Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekdays Cycle Year 1 Sunday July 16, 15th Sunday of the Year Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalms 65:10-14, Romans 8:18-23, Matthew 13:1-23 Monday July 17 Exodus 1:8-14, 22, Psalms 124, Matthew... No related posts.
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