Pope for the abolition of the death penalty, against life in prison, a

Friday October 24th 2014
"Every Christian and all people of of goodwill are called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, whether it is legal or illegal and whatever form it takes," but they must also stand against "life in prison, which is a concealed form of death sentence".

How do we praise God? Pray like Saint Paul, Pope Francis says

Friday October 24th 2014
In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate St. Paul in praying with praise and adoration.

We're 'just touching the surface' of St John Paul II's teachings

Friday October 24th 2014
St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said the chaplain of the late pope’s national shrine in Washington, D.C.

Ottawa archbishop cancels event, calls for prayers in wake of shooting

Friday October 24th 2014
The Archdiocese of Ottawa, Canada, released a statement canceling its annual charity dinner in the wake of yesterday’s shooting, and urged Catholics to pray for all those affected by the violent act.

Ecumenical dialogue in the spotlight as Pope's Turkey trip approaches

Friday October 24th 2014
The cardinal heading the Church’s council for Christian Unity has expressed his hope that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turkey will help strengthen existing Catholic-Orthodox relations.

Parishioners clean cemetery in Sitiawan

Some members of the parish of St Francis de Sales got together to clean the Catholic cemetery at Pundut Catholic cemetery which i....

Ten new EMCs for Silibin parish

The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) was blessed with 10 new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

St Dominic’s Church celebrates seventh anniversary of Sandakan Diocese

St Dominic’s Church hosted the two-day celebration of the 7th Anniversary for the Diocese of Sandakan on October 5 and 6.

St Faustina’s feastday celebration in CDM, Penang

The Church of Divine Mercy in Sungai Ara celebrated the feastday of its patron saint, St Maria Faustina Kowalska, on October 5.

Parishioners clean cemetery in Sitiawan

Some members of the parish of St Francis de Sales got together to clean the Catholic cemetery at Pundut Catholic cemetery which i....

Why punish the children, Mr Prime Minister?

The unveiling of the latest budget and its aftermath has been notable for two developments, which seem to epitomise the racial bi....

Many thanks for the goodies, Mr PM

Now that our PM has delivered a truly people-friendly budget, let’s give him a big thank you for all the goodies. But let’s a....

Workers Support Centre celebrates 20 years

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (NBVM) celebrated Migrant and Refugee Sunday and the 20th Anniversary of the Foreign Work....

How do we praise God? Pray like Saint Paul, Pope Francis says

In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate S....

We're 'just touching the surface' of St John Paul II's teachings

St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said the chapla....

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

Two Christian ministers in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declin....

Formation for marriage can't end at the wedding, Catholic couple says

As the Church continues to reflect on the pastoral needs of the family following the recent Synod of Bishops, there has emerged the need for marriage....
Addressing those gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday for the beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis reminded Christians who live out the Gospel message that they are “God’s newness” both “in the Church and in the world.”
The Final Report of the synod on the family revealed that the synod has closed no doors, all the main questions are still on the table, and an absolute majority of the synod fathers are with Pope Francis, in favor of a Church that like the Good Sama....
"Every Christian and all people of of goodwill are called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, whether it is legal or illegal and whatever form it takes," but they must also stand against "life in prison, which is a concea....
In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate St. Paul in praying with praise and adoration.
The first successful birth to a woman who had undergone a womb transplant highlights both opportunities resulting from new technology and the need for caution, said a Catholic bioethics expert.
Jesuits engaged in social action in South Asia concluded a three-day convention Oct. 11 reviewing their work against the needs of the poor in the region and the mandate given by their congregation.
The Lahore High Court's rejection on Thursday of Asia Bibi's appeal against her death sentence, passed by a lower court, has dismayed Christians and others in Pakistan.
When Thomas Duncan first showed up at a Texas hospital complaining of a fever and stomach pains after a visit to his native Liberia, he was prescribed antibiotics and sent home.
It’s not only love that makes the world go round. Resentment too is prominent in stirring the drink. In so many ways our world is drowning in resentment.
Much has been said and written about the new wave of inclusiveness being promoted by the Bishop of Rome, with the ongoing Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, currently underway in Rome, discussing some thorny issues regarding the family.
The Youth ministers from the Diocesan Youth Office (DYO), together with the youths from Holy Trinity Church (HTC), Tawau, visited St. Thomas Chapel, Bombalai, some 30 KM from Tawau town on 11th October 2014.
The Examen prayer is a method of reviewing your day in the presence of God. It is actually an attitude of the heart, to relish the presence of God in your life.
The event, which featured about 300 students from Rice Memorial, Christ the King, Mater Christi and St. Francis Xavier Schools, was held to celebrate the positive impact Chittenden County’s Catholic Schools have had on the community and to showcas....
Do you obey our Papal view that “ A Bible in every family! Don't just put it on a shelf, but to keep it at hand, to read it often, every day, either individually or together with family.”
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Editorial

The Synod recognized the need for new pastoral paths in dealing with divorced families. “Each damaged family, first of all, should be listened to with respect and love, becoming companions on the journey as Christ did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.”

Focus

Ebola and the failure of the market

When Thomas Duncan first showed up at a Texas hospital complaining of a fever and stomach pains after a visit to his native Liberia, he was prescribed antibiotics and sent home.

Letters to Editor

Can Fr Ron’s column be translated into Tamil too?

The articles by Fr Ron Rolheiser in the HERALD are a welcome read. It gives one a lot of food for thought. I read both the English version and the Bahasa translation.

Sunday Reflections

In 1927 my grandfather, my father’s father, died. My dad was just 10 years old. His older brother was 13. His four sisters were 11, 8, 5, and 2.