On a recent trip to Sweden to visit our son who was studying at Lund University, my husband, Tony, and I decided we needed to get away from the big cities and see some countryside.
With Easter upon us JENNY O’BRIEN explores what it means to be Christian every day of our lives.
In a world where chastity and celibacy are seen as naïve and to be pitied and where there’s a general skepticism that anyone is actually living them out, personal testimony is perhaps the most effective protest.
Just around the corner from Pompei in Italy there is a basilica and a hospital for poor, sick children which was established in the 19th century by a doctor called Bartolo Longo.
Third world conditions 15-20 minutes either side of the Adelaide CBD – no way!
As the school year gets under way, parishes quickly get into a process of inviting parents of children aged seven or older to become part of the program of completing the initiation sacraments for these children. Fr Anthony Kain poses the question of how a parent might respond to this invitation – would the letter be inviting or intimidating?
St Patrick’s Day is always an important date on the Catholic calendar but this year it has much broader significance because it is the day South Australians will go to the polls to elect our State Government.
The similarities and yet vastly different life-changing outcomes for the people in the two stories appearing on the front page of the February edition of The Southern Cross should not be lost on anyone.
The release just prior to Christmas of the Royal Commission’s final report was yet another damning indictment on the handling of child sexual abuse by the Church and other institutions. It was also a powerful affirmation of the pain and suffering inflicted on victims and their families, as well as a moving tribute to the courage and strength of the survivors who came forward to tell their harrowing and intensely personal stories.
As more than 46,000 Catholic students started the school year this week, Catholic Education SA director Dr Neil McGoran writes about how our school communities are places where care for every child and young person is the beginning point for learning.
How often do you hear someone say ‘I can’t believe it’s Christmas already’, coupled with varying degrees of dread about the shopping frenzy about to take place.