Church leaders in Holy Land plead for end to violence in Gaza

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
The apostolic nuncio in the Holy Land has repeated the call of Pope Francis for an end to the violence in Gaza, and the Latin-rite Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem has denounced the bloodshed as a “massacre.”

USCCB decries Obama’s LGBT executive order as ‘unprecedented and extreme’

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
Referring to the “irrefutable rightness of your cause,” President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning federal employment discrimination against transgendered persons and prohibiting “all companies that receive a contract from the federal government from discriminating against their LGBT employees.”

Openness to beauty leads soul to God, says Catholic thinker

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at the recent Theology of the Body Congress held in Philadelphia.

Pope Francis calls Syro-Catholic patriarch, assures of his prayers

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.

‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians

Tuesday July 22nd 2014
ISIL, the jihadist group that controls large sections of Syria and Iraq, confiscated the Christians’ possessions as they departed from Iraq’s 2nd-largest city.

New office bearers for MSBCBC

The 94th Plenary Session of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (MSBCBC) took place at Majodi Ce....

Celebrating the Feast of St Thomas in Kuantan

The parishioners of St Thomas Church recently celebrated their parish Feastday with a Novena Mass from Monday June 30 till Sunday....

All baptised Catholics are the Light for Christ Some

Some 300 members of the Home Cell Groups attended the one-day recollection at Parkcity Everly Hotel July 5 to refresh themselves.

PDCC produces new catechetical books

The Penang Diocese Catechetical Commission (PDCC) has produced two new books for faith maturity this year.

MH17 was flying only 300m above restricted airspace, say reports

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was flying 300m above restricted airspace when it was shot down over Ukraine, the Guardian reported....

Twist of fate as MH17 steward had swapped flights, his wife swapped out of MH370

In a bizarre twist of fate, Malaysia Airlines flight steward Sanjid Singh had swapped flights to fly on flight MH17 that crashed ....

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over Ukraine, 295 on board, third incident in area

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, kill....

New office bearers for MSBCBC

The 94th Plenary Session of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (MSBCBC) took place at Majodi Ce....

Church leaders in Holy Land plead for end to violence in Gaza

The apostolic nuncio in the Holy Land has repeated the call of Pope Francis for an end to the violence in Gaza, and the Latin-rite Catholic Patriarch....

Openness to beauty leads soul to God, says Catholic thinker

The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at the recent ....

‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians

ISIL, the jihadist group that controls large sections of Syria and Iraq, confiscated the Christians’ possessions as they departed from Iraq’s 2nd....

Christians in Mosul told: leave, convert, or die

Christians in Mosul, Iraq, have been told that they must leave, convert to Islam or accept dhimmitude, or die.
According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.
In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave.
In wake of the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis made a personal call to both presidents in order to ask for peace.
In a gesture of gratitude and affection, the Argentinean national soccer team, which lost Sunday to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, sent Pope Francis an official team jersey autographed by each of its players.
The apostolic nuncio in the Holy Land has repeated the call of Pope Francis for an end to the violence in Gaza, and the Latin-rite Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem has denounced the bloodshed as a “massacre.”
Referring to the “irrefutable rightness of your cause,” President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning federal employment discrimination against transgendered persons and prohibiting “all companies that receive a contract from the f....
According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.
In a new book entitled, Jesus of Nazareth, famed German scripture- scholar, Gerhard Lohfink, describes how people in the gospels relate to Jesus in different ways.
Some news you may not have heard in the corporate-controlled media: The United Nations has voted to come up with an international, legally binding instrument that would seek to outlaw human rights abuses committed by transnational corporations (TNCs....
Few thinkers have influenced me as profoundly as Robert L. Moore. Who is he? He’s a scholar who has spent almost 50 years studying human energy from the perspective of psychology, anthropology, and spirituality.
It is often remarked that as children grow, a deeper understanding of the Eucharistic Celebration is unravelled.
There was a high turn out of students, lecturers, and parishioners for the first time ever for a Mass on campus in conjunction with the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In a press conference held on July 3rd in Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz presented the official logo and prayer for the 31st World Youth Day slated to take place there in 2016.
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Editorial

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Sunday Reflections

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.