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The Southern Cross newspaper features all the latest news and information on our Catholic community and is available for sale at parishes for $2, with $1 retained as a fundraiser for parishes. Catholic school families in SA are emailed the digital version of the newspaper each month.

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01 Nov 2019

Southern Cross November 2019

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Girl power lights up city streets

An impressive new mural brightening two city streets has ‘come to life’ through innovative technology launched last week that showcases the creative skills of local Catholic school students.

Over the past 18 months a group of seven students from St Aloysius College has been leading work on a ‘branding’ project to make the wider community aware of the core values of the inner city school.

01 Oct 2019

Southern Cross October 2019

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New Vietnamese church a blessing

The future of the Vietnamese Catholic Community will be further strengthened with the dedication of its new 1200-seat church at Pooraka on Sunday September 29.

In what is a momentous occasion in its 40-year history in South Australia, the Church of Our Lady of The Boat People will be dedicated by Apostolic Administrator Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ, with an evening of Vietnamese celebrations to follow.

01 Sep 2019

Southern Cross September 2019

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Final chapter for Catholic bookshop

After 57 years in Adelaide, Catholic bookshop Pauline Books and Media will close its doors this month.

The Daughters of St Paul have decided that the congregation’s Adelaide community is no longer viable, resulting in the closure of the three-storey shop in Hindmarsh Square and the departure of the two remaining Sisters.

“We are sad, I am crying,” said Sr Marisa Valzasina, who has been inundated with customers expressing their disappointment since the ‘closing down sale’ signs were put up last month.

01 Aug 2019

Southern Cross August 2019

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Growing Indian community celebrates

The feast of St Thomas the Apostle was cause for double celebration last month following the appointment of Father Anthoni Adimai SdM as the first Indian priest to take on the role of administrator of the Adelaide Cathedral parish.

One of Fr Adimai’s first official duties was to concelebrate the feast of the ‘apostle of India’ Mass which was attended by hundreds of members of the various Indian Catholic communities in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on July 5. Fr Adimai arrived 10 years ago on a three year contract to the Archdiocese of Adelaide and three months later was appointed parish priest at Hectorville.

01 Jul 2019

Southern Cross July 2019

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The incredible story of a papal document retrieved from the ocean floor off Java during World War II and sent to Adelaide for the consecration of Archbishop Matthew Beovich in 1940 has taken an unexpected turn. The papal bull issued by Pope Pius XII is being preserved by Artlab Australia’s Roberto Padoan (pictured with the document), who previously worked in the Vatican Secret Archives in Rome.

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01 Jun 2019

Southern Cross June 2019

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South Australian Catholic schools celebrated Reconciliation Week from May 27 to June 3, including students from St Monica’s Parish School at Walkerville who continued their involvement in the Aboriginal Cultural Residency Program.

St Monica’s is one of 41 Catholic schools participating in the Catholic Education SA program which engages Aboriginal artists, dancers, film-makers, language experts and cultural custodians to work alongside students and teachers for half a day a week over 10 weeks.

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12 May 2019

Southern Cross May

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A bishop's friend – Since taking on the role of Apostolic Administrator of the Adelaide Archdiocese eight months ago, Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ has travelled thousands of kilometres as he commutes between his episcopal seat of Port Pirie and Adelaide.

But he hasn’t been alone as he drives along the Augusta Highway and throughout the vast Diocese of Port Pirie.

Jezabel, an 11-year-old Kelpie Border Collie, has been his constant companion, watching over him from the back seat and offering the occasional bark to keep him alert.

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01 Mar 2019

Southern Cross March

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FULL OF COMPASSION: St Joseph’s students celebrating the launch of Project Compassion at their school, front, from left, Christian, Xavier, Ashley and Addison (holding poster) and back, Christina, Isla, Luke, Thomas, Yel, Charlotte, India, Jaimie and Maggie. Click here to full story

01 Feb 2019

Southern Cross February

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Svetlana Dias checks out the new billboard at the Festival Theatre, where she starred in the Cabaret concert. This year the OLSH graduate hopes to study at university while continuing to pursue her passion for singing. Read about Svetlana and the achievements of other students from the Class of 2018.

15 Dec 2018

Southern Cross December

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Hope, peace and joy to all – thousands of South Australians, including young Croatian Catholic community member Ella, 5, will celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas Mass services throughout the state.

01 Nov 2018

Southern Cross November

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After the Pinery bushfires communities in Lower Mid North have spoken of how the life-changing event has given them renewed perspective and faith.

01 Oct 2018

Southern Cross October

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Thousands of parishioners waited patiently in long lines to venerate the relics of Padre Pio when they came to the Adelaide Archdiocese in September. The relics were on display in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, St Francis of Assisi Church, Newton, and Mater Christi Church, Seaton, also spending a short time at Bene Italian village, St Agnes. Newton parishioner Genoeffa Paradiso, pays her respects to the saint as parish assistant Giuseppe Iadarola looks on.

30 Aug 2018

Southern Cross September

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Adelaide-based MasterChef winner Sashi thanks members of two local Catholic communities for their support and love following his victory.

01 Jul 2018

Southern Cross July issue

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Latest edition of The Southern Cross is now available.

16 Jun 2018

Bumper issue

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Don't miss out on The Southern Cross June issue as there's a special tribute to the late Archbishop Faulkner.

01 Apr 2018

Southern Cross April issue

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David Wark shares his story; also in this issue –Sevenhill, justice for refugees, Catherine House, Arch D radio awards, plus more.

05 Mar 2018

Free lunchtime concerts


The third and final concert will be held on March 14 featuring organist Andrew Georg, at 1pm in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

06 Feb 2018

The Southern Cross

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Two refugee mates have come a long way since leaving war-torn Afghanistan – February edition

06 Feb 2018

Project Compassion

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Project Compassion will be launched in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 12.10pm and will run the six weeks of Lent.

09 Nov 2017

Prayers for East Africa


Members of the local African Catholic community were asked to pray for their homeland.

03 Nov 2017

2019 WYD planned

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Adelaide will host a major Catholic youth event in January 2019 to celebrate World Youth Day while it convenes in Panama.

26 Oct 2017

Feast of St Daniel Comboni


Members of the Sudanese community came together to celebrate his feast day in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

03 Oct 2017

The Southern Cross - October


All the latest Catholic news and information is in the latest edition of The Southern Cross...

01 Sep 2017

September edition's out

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The Southern Cross is available in parishes this weekend.

10 Aug 2017

Kerbside care


A young group help to serve up meals provided by Vinnies through Fred's Van – The Southern Cross August edition.

03 Jul 2017

NEW! Southern Cross news site

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Catholic Communications has launched its new online news site – click on daily to read new stories and sign up to receive fortnightly emails.

09 Jun 2017

Vinnies new State president

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Strategy, strategy, strategy is Cathy Beaton’s catchcry when it comes to helping to shape the St Vincent de Paul Society SA over the next four years.

09 Jun 2017

Daryl's kicking new goals

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Deacon Daryl Hicks shares how he has evolved from being one of the State’s best footballers to helping those in need in the Elizabeth parish.

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