An example sited of the Southern Cross: is: this opinion they gave: that making abortion illegal is in their view pointless, they also attack pro-life bishops. This is just one of their completely biased articles!:
"I do not support abortion; I see it is a profound tragedy. But the repeal of every law permitting abortions in every country in the world will not stop them. There have always been and will always be pregnant women who for various reasons decide that they cannot carry the pregnancy to term. Throughout human history women have found ways to do abortions. In the early 1970s, before the Roe vs Wade decision in the United States, I listened in horror as a friend from my university days described how she did her own abortion with knitting needles and almost bled to death.
The anti-abortion rhetoric of some bishops disturbs me greatly. Why is this the only life issue for them? Why is the rhetoric so extreme? A man and a woman are involved in every conception but it is the woman who bears the child and it is women who come to the decision that they cannot complete the pregnancy. Does the father of the child support and help the mother? Or does he run away and abandon her? I have heard women say, “What does a bishop know about pregnancy? This is an easy issue for male celibates to focus on. They will never know women’s fear and terror because of an unwanted pregnancy.” Very true.
Rather than episcopal threats and extreme rhetoric, let these bishops examine the reasons for abortions and work to reduce their number. The church speaks of a “seamless garment” of life issues; concentrating only on abortion to the neglect of other life issues is certainly not helpful."
again, quoted from the Catholic Culture review which here quotes an article the Southern Cross released and published online for the US election, where they (Southern Cross) used their online and local presence to promote the Democrats, and their policy on abortion, I prefer not to link to that newspaper!
Review: cached: example of just one pro-abortion article:
To think the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC), not only tolerate this, and outright attacks on the Vatican, but have their parish priests advertise it weekly in their churches, and use it as their major voice to give local Catholics info (they don’t even focus their releases on their own diocesan papers: literally read, on one I received: that they focussed something on use of the Southern Cross, which Father Chris Townsend, the Information officer of our local Bishops’: says the Bishops partly own).
Of course, it is just another paper, which airs CNS articles, and many of our local priests went on state television (on a show the Bishops’ Conference advertised (have their release: as member of media list)), to declare publicly, that the church should, and one day would ordain women!