Good Friday: Day of penance and prayers

Thursday April 17th 2014
Like many of his fellow Christians, Vinod Noronha, resident of Mahim, too makes it a point to fast until he has attended the evening mass on Good Friday. Part of the Holy Week, Christians across the world observe this day to mark the crucifixion of Christ.

John Paul II: a man indispensable to the fall of the Soviet Union

Thursday April 17th 2014
Bl. John Paul II’s key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact can be attributed to his vision of the human being, informed by personalism and the Catholic faith.

John XXIII, John Paul II linked by love of dialogue with world

Thursday April 17th 2014
John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, are “bound together” by their love for addressing the world in conversation, a cardinal who worked with them both has said.

Pope: Meditate on Christ's passion during Holy Week

Tuesday April 15th 2014
In his Palm Sunday homily, Pope Francis urged the congregation to consider how their actions and attitudes reflected the various characters in the story of Jesus’ passion and death.

Pope expresses solidarity, comfort for fire victims in Chile

Tuesday April 15th 2014
Pope Francis voiced his spiritual closeness to all those affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile, that so far has left 12 dead and has destroyed some 2,000 homes.

Alleluia Jesus Christ

“I was from a convent secondary school and being exposed to Catechism classes and mixing with Catholic classmates, I came to le....

Penitential Rite on Easter Day

The blessing of the water is omitted on this day as is also done during baptism during the 50 days of Easter in which the water b....

Who’s agenda are you following?

“Mary shows us the good example by following Jesus”, said Fr Kooi, who is also the parish administrator of the the Church of ....

Many obtained “A” for last year’s BK

In the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese, two students obtained A+ and 23 others A in last year’s SPM Bible Knowledge (BK). This is a va....

Alleluia Jesus Christ

“I was from a convent secondary school and being exposed to Catechism classes and mixing with Catholic classmates, I came to le....

Many obtained “A” for last year’s BK

In the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese, two students obtained A+ and 23 others A in last year’s SPM Bible Knowledge (BK). This is a va....

Irene was the “Iron Lady” of Asia

Even in death Irene has only proven that governments and leaders deny the truth Indeed as the sky darkened at 3.00pm as tears of ....

It was an honour to have known her

Many years have rolled by and I sat in the car, reminiscing, on my way back from the wake of Irene Fernandez. I was 18 years old ....

Good Friday: Day of penance and prayers

Like many of his fellow Christians, Vinod Noronha, resident of Mahim, too makes it a point to fast until he has attended the evening mass on Good Fri....

Fatima statue inspires devotion, prayer in Castel Gandolfo

Locals and swarms of pilgrims from various parts of the world gathered in Castel Gandolfo outside of Rome recently to show their Marian devotion and ....

Francis documentary to be shown at John Paul II Film Festival

The documentary “Francis: The Pope of the New World” will be shown on the big screen for the first time during the John Paul II International Fil....

Court upholds ban on religious services in NYC public schools

A federal appeals court has upheld a New York City policy prohibiting religious services in public school buildings, a decision critics said wrongly....
Bl. John Paul II’s key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact can be attributed to his vision of the human being, informed by personalism and the Catholic faith.
John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, are “bound together” by their love for addressing the world in conversation, a cardinal who worked with them both has said.
“Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine,” Pope Francis told his congregation at Mass on April 8. “It’s not a program for life survival, or education, or peacemaking.”
On Holy Thursday Pope Francis celebrated the In Coena Domini Mass at the St Mary of Providence Centre of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome, where he washed the feet of 12 disabled residents.
Like many of his fellow Christians, Vinod Noronha, resident of Mahim, too makes it a point to fast until he has attended the evening mass on Good Friday. Part of the Holy Week, Christians across the world observe this day to mark the crucifixion of ....
“Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine,” Pope Francis told his congregation at Mass on April 8. “It’s not a program for life survival, or education, or peacemaking.”
On Holy Thursday Pope Francis celebrated the In Coena Domini Mass at the St Mary of Providence Centre of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome, where he washed the feet of 12 disabled residents.
"Several years ago, Mel Gibson produced and directed a movie which enjoyed a spectacular popularity. Entitled, The Passion of the Christ, the movie depicts Jesus’ paschal journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to his death on Golgotha, but with a v....
Easter is about new life, the resurrection of Jesus.
We need to give away some of our own possessions in order to be healthy. Wealth that is hoarded always corrupts those who possess it.
Pope Francis gave an interview to a group of young Belgians which has now been broadcast on Flemish TV station, VRT.
Bringing the face of Jesus to the poor is an experience a group of Lebanese 10th graders will long remember about this Lent.
The Holy See has released the official motto and logo for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to South Korea, which is the first time a Roman Pontiff has traveled to the country in since John Paul II went 25 years ago.
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Editorial

Like many of his fellow Christians, Vinod Noronha, resident of Mahim, too makes it a point to fast until he has attended the evening mass on Good Friday. Part of the Holy Week, Christians across the world observe this day to mark the crucifixion of Christ.

Focus

Consider the use of energy in relation to justice and peace

The Vatican body concerned with justice and peace presented a book Friday which considers their connection with energy, and how energy can both threaten and serve integral human development.

Letters to Editor

Why not wash the feet of women?

Last year, on Holy Thursday, 28 March, Pope Francis celebrated the evening Mass at Rome’s Casal del Marmo prison for minors.

Sunday Reflections

Happy and Holy Easter to you all! I think that it is absolutely wonderful that so many people, Catholic and non Catholic, have decided to join us in prayer today.