The Southern Cross newspaper

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 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.

06 Jun 2017

United in faith

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Big gathering at Mt Barker for the final visitation program, read this story and more in the Southern Cross June issue.

09 May 2017

May edition's out

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Southern Cross this month features Sarah Gun, Private Mack, Brian Spencer, Ian Olver and more community and schools news.

18 Apr 2017

Video raises plight of children


Jana used her Year 12 studies to raise awareness of the plight of the forgotten children of the war in Syria.

11 Apr 2017

Stations in unique setting


Kath and Ray Wood have been organising a Stations of the Cross "mini pilgrimage" since 1994.

10 Apr 2017

April Southern Cross

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In this issue: Easter: artwork, Black Hill Stations of the Cross; hot cross buns recipe plus Nazareth College student Jana's 'forgotten children' story.

10 Mar 2017

March Southern Cross

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In this issue: Carabiniere, bells, Royal Commission, bees, people, schools, plus more and more – check it out.

13 Feb 2017

February Southern Cross

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In this issue: St Thomas' School $2.1m redevelopment and 2016 student achievements; Fr Brian Angus talks opera and Jenny talks TV shows.

12 Dec 2016

December Southern Cross

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In this issue: Syrian family's bittersweet Christmas; Mass app launched; welcome backpacks for refugee children; Christmas Mass times plus more.

01 Nov 2016

November Southern Cross

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In this issue: 30th anniversary of St John Paul II's historic address to Indigenous Australians in Alice Springs, Fred's Van, Birthline's Rosemary McGrath, plus more.

01 Oct 2016

October Southern Cross

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In this issue: Euthanasia bill, Social Justice in an ageing society, Diocesan Spring Gathering, Pipe organ to be blessed, Schools in focus: OLSH, CBC, St Patrick's, Marymount, St Michael's and more; Spalding honours Tess Clarke, plus loads of photo galleries.

18 Aug 2016

A mother's devotion

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Anyone who thinks refugees and asylum seekers are not good for Australia clearly hasn’t met Tran Ngoc-Dung – writes Jenny Brinkworth.

18 Jul 2016

Memoirs put in print

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Emeritus Archbishop Faulkner's book A Listening Ministry, Becoming a Bishop in our World will be launched later this month.

31 May 2016

June Southern Cross

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3000 attended the 67th annual Marian Procession and 2000 students celebrated Catholic Education Week at an outdoor Mass plus more stories.

31 May 2016

Feature in Southern Cross

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Death and grief: a look at how parishes provide support for the bereaved; trends in funerals; growing demand for memorial gardens and more.

02 May 2016

Catholic Education Week

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Catholic Education week will be celebrated from May 13 to 20 – check out the feature in The Southern Cross online.

15 Dec 2015

Youth festival special

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Southern Cross December – check out the Catholic Youth Festival held in Adelaide coverage plus loads of other good stories and pics.

03 Nov 2015

Language of love

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Fr Philip Marshall VG calls for a new language of love

Did you know...

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We are endeavouring to make it easier for you to read our Southern Cross stories online, or on your iPhone or iPad. On some stories you will find a button – click on it and the story will appear in a larger format for you to read.

Photo galleries

We also would like to share with you photographs taken at various events. Look for and click on a button on selected photographs throughout The Southern Cross to view the photo galleries.

Purchase of photos

Pictures taken by Southern Cross photographers are available for sale, please email Mary Coombe for information.