The Southern Cross

Strategy to transform Catholic education

Major reforms aimed at strengthening and transforming Catholic education in South Australia have been outlined in a new strategy released by the South Australian Commission of Catholic Schools (SACCS). Called … Continue reading

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Uncovering old news

More than 800 editions of Adelaide’s Catholic newspaper The Southern Cross have been digitised by the National Library of Australia (NLA) and are publicly available online. Under the Library’s Australian … Continue reading

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Giving hope to Afghan family

By Rebecca DiGirolamo A nine-year-old boy in Afghanistan has received craniofacial surgery thanks to the intervention of staff from Adelaide’s Mercy House of Welcome. Mercy House of Welcome co-coordinator Meredyth … Continue reading

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Tuned in to the Catholic faith

When Ian Wilson was a 14-year-old boy living in West Ryde, Sydney, in the 1960s, he was watching television one day when he saw a man with an American accent … Continue reading

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Hikers hope to keep bus on the road

By Rebecca DiGirolamo A group of Adelaide men and women are coming to the rescue of an innovative community service following cuts to its funding by the Federal Government. The … Continue reading

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Young Polish migrant inspired by JPII

Jadwiga Gebski came to Australia as an 11-year-old with her Polish family in 1988. She shared her migration story with Jenny Brinkworth as part of a series commemorating the 100th anniversary … Continue reading

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Opening their hearts and home

With 43,000 children across Australia in out-of-home care, the demand for foster carers has never been greater. Here in Adelaide a unique program run by Centacare Catholic Family Services, which … Continue reading

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