Pope will visit Philadelphia in 2015 for World Meeting of Families

Monday July 28th 2014
Archbishop Charles Chaput has disclosed the Pope Francis plans to attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held September 2015 in Philadelphia.

Violence in Nigeria has 'no boundaries' now, archbishop says

Monday July 28th 2014
In wake of two bombings this week in Nigeria, targeting both an Islamic scholar and a senior politician, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called for greater proactive efforts to identify all violent groups.

US must adapt foreign policy to solve migrant crisis, says bishop

Monday July 28th 2014
The head of the U.S. bishops’ international justice and peace committee implored Secretary of State John Kerry to utilize U.S. foreign policy to address the “root causes” of child migration from Central America.

Give primacy to God, Pope says

Monday July 28th 2014
Pope Francis on Saturday visited the Italian city of Caserta, encouraging the people of the region to place God at the center of their lives.

Jesus is the great treasure, Pope teaches

Monday July 28th 2014
Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus’ parables speak of those who are willing to trade everything for the Kingdom of God.

Malaysia’s Abrahamic moment

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Getting to know Archbishop-elect Julian Leow

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SFI’s Chapel, a fine heritage

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New Deacon Louis Chin Soon Teck ordained at Johor Bahru

Louis Chin Soon Teck, 55, from the Congregation of St John the Baptist, was ordained a deacon at the Cathedral of the Sacred Hear....

Malaysia’s Abrahamic moment

There is a famous anecdote in the Quran that tells of a man in search of his existential Master. He began his quest for answers b....

Muar parish embarks on interfaith goodwill visits

St Andrew’s parish embarked on a novel inter-faith programme when a 30-strong mixed group of parishioners, led by Fr Cyril Mann....

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 ....

Iraqi prelate: we need action, not just words

“We need more than words now, we need concrete actions,” an Iraqi archbishop told Vatican Radio.

Church response to refugees is part of pro-life call, bishop says

Answering the needs of refugee migrants is one component of a truly pro-life view, said a U.S. bishop, announcing a new initiative to aid children wh....

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S. bishops, emphasizing its....

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....
Archbishop Charles Chaput has disclosed the Pope Francis plans to attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held September 2015 in Philadelphia.
Pope Francis on Saturday visited the Italian city of Caserta, encouraging the people of the region to place God at the center of their lives.
Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus’ parables speak of those who are willing to trade everything for the Kingdom of God.
A Sudanese woman spared of a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith arrived in Rome with her family Thursday, where they met with Pope Francis a few hours after landing.
In wake of two bombings this week in Nigeria, targeting both an Islamic scholar and a senior politician, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called for greater proactive efforts to identify all violent groups.
The head of the U.S. bishops’ international justice and peace committee implored Secretary of State John Kerry to utilize U.S. foreign policy to address the “root causes” of child migration from Central America.
In an urgent message to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako has said that the UN “cannot stand by and be a witness to the ongoing atrocities committed against Christians” in Iraq.
There are few more insightful studies into the spirituality of aging than the late James Hillman’s book, The Force of Character.
Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very centre of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”
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.
For the past three years now, Catholic families in the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond have been marking their calendars for July 4, and not just because it’s Independence Day.
Forty-one youths and RCIA candidates from the various language groups of Good Shepherd Church, Setapak, were delighted to complete their sacrament of Christian initiation with the conferring of the Sacrament of Confirmation on 29th June 2014.
St John Paul II once said, “If children and young people can experience the priests’ and religious’ joy of being ministers of Christ, generosity in the service of the Church.
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Editorial

Pope Francis is well on the way to achieving a total and radical reform of the Vatican’s finances. That became abundantly clear on July 9 when the Australian cardinal George Pell, the man he appointed to spearhead that reform, presented the New Economic Framework for the Holy See at a crowded pre....

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Food For Thought

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Letters to Editor

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Sunday Reflections

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