Pope: The joy of the gospel is the touchstone of one's faith

Friday March 27th 2015
To be joyful is a grace that only comes from faith and not from doctrine or law that is detached from love. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily at Casa Santa Marta Thursday morning.

Bishops conferences are not the Magisterium, Vatican doctrine chief reminds Cardinal Marx

Friday March 27th 2015
Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal, or even disciplinary, decisions regarding marriage and family are not up for determination by national bishops’ conferences.

Pope Francis to meet, celebrate Mass with relatives during Turin visit

Friday March 27th 2015
A son of Italian immigrants, Argentinian native Pope Francis will have the opportunity to meet with distant relatives during his visit to Turin for the first time since coming to Italy after his election.

Pope Francis to visit White House Sept. 23

Friday March 27th 2015
U.S. officials have confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama on Sept. 23, during his trip to the United States for the World Meeting of Families.

Palestinian president may visit Vatican a second time for canonization Mass

Friday March 27th 2015
Nearly a year since taking part in a prayer for Middle East peace in the Vatican Gardens, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been invited to the Vatican a second time, for the canonization Mass of two Palestinians.

Praying for Pope Francis

Some 2,800 Catholics from far and near came to celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of St John on Sunday, Mar 15 to mark the second an....

Celebrating fifty years as a priest

Family members of Msgr Anthony Thomas, friends, acquaintances and former parishioners filled the chapel’s pews at the St Franci....

Two ordained as priests in Penang Diocese

“Priesthood is not the end. It is the means. The end is only God, and communion with God the Father, Son and Spirit, communion ....

Regional Justice and Peace Commission members

Below is the Executive Committee for the Justice and Peace Regional Commission (Aug 2013-Aug 2015).

Praying for Pope Francis

Some 2,800 Catholics from far and near came to celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of St John on Sunday, Mar 15 to mark the second an....

Celebrating fifty years as a priest

Family members of Msgr Anthony Thomas, friends, acquaintances and former parishioners filled the chapel’s pews at the St Franci....

Regional Justice and Peace Commission members

Below is the Executive Committee for the Justice and Peace Regional Commission (Aug 2013-Aug 2015).

Responsible livelihood towards a sustainable Mother earth

Every empty tetra-pak container (e.g. Dutch lady 1 litre box or packet drink) can be used in the production of recycled tile roof....

Tears for Farkhunda: Catholics join fury over savage killing of Afghan woman

After last week’s horrific mob killing of a young woman in Afghanistan, Catholics are calling for a re-dedication to religious liberty and human ri....

Synod leader: The Pope’s ‘great revolution’ is one of ‘language and attitudes’

In an address to the bishops of Slovakia, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops said that “the great revolution” of Pope Francis is “th....

‘Inspirational’ Archbishop Romero remembered on anniversary of his murder

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed in the hatred of the faith 35 years ago.

Archbishop says there is a ‘deep sense of crisis’ in Japanese Church

Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami of Nagasaki, Japan, said Catholics in the archdiocese recognise “with grief, remorse and a deep sense of crisis" ....
A worldwide prayer for peace began this morning, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of Saint Teresa of Avila’s birth.
To be joyful is a grace that only comes from faith and not from doctrine or law that is detached from love. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily at Casa Santa Marta Thursday morning.
Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal, or even disciplinary, decisions regarding marriage and family are not up for determination by national bishops’ conference....
A son of Italian immigrants, Argentinian native Pope Francis will have the opportunity to meet with distant relatives during his visit to Turin for the first time since coming to Italy after his election.
A worldwide prayer for peace began this morning, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of Saint Teresa of Avila’s birth.
U.S. officials have confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama on Sept. 23, during his trip to the United States for the World Meeting of Families.
Nearly a year since taking part in a prayer for Middle East peace in the Vatican Gardens, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been invited to the Vatican a second time, for the canonization Mass of two Palestinians.
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Editorial

Jorge Mario Bergolio went through the usual Jesuit formation that was expected of him: two years novitiate, studies in history, literature, Latin and Greek, philosophy.

Sunday Reflections

I can admit now, that when I was young, I hated those movies portraying the life of Christ. They were never snazzy enough. The miracles were never convincing.