Pope: "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love"

Tuesday September 30th 2014
"Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love" is the topic the pope chose for the 49th World Communications Day, which will be celebrated in many countries around the world, on 17 May, the Sunday before Pentecost.

Pope Francis: Satan seduces by disguising evil as good

Tuesday September 30th 2014
On Monday’s feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us.

Family will be center of next World Communications Day

Tuesday September 30th 2014
World Communications Day 2015 will focus on the theme “Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love,” the Vatican announced Monday.

The role of angels: one author's push to shed light on the afterlife

Tuesday September 30th 2014
In an effort to show what Scripture tells us about “the beyond,” often obscured by a society that leans toward darkness, Fr. Mark Haydu has published a new book exploring the depiction of angels in art.

Interview excerpts: Cardinal Kasper responds

Tuesday September 30th 2014
On Sept. 29, the Argentine daily La Nacion published an interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper, who has drawn significant media attention for suggesting that some of those who have been divorced and remarried should be permitted to receive Communion.

Sabah Christians tell Putrajaya to stop interfering in their religion

Christians in Sabah, already hard pressed in fending off attempts to convert Bumiputera Christians to Islam, have told Putrajaya ....

Apostolic Nuncio shares his reflections on The Joy of the Gospel

During the recent Merdeka weekend, close to three hundred lay faithful, including some Religious, gathered in Dewan Dominic at th....

Mid-Autumn Festival in Batu Gajah

The parishioners of St Joseph’s Church celebrated the Mid Autumn Festival on Sept 8 on the feast of the Nativity of the Blesse....

Lawyers retreat in Kuching

The Catholic Lawyers’ Society (CLS) held its annual retreat in Kuching from Aug 29 to Sept 1. The venue was the peaceful settin....

Apostolic Nuncio shares his reflections on The Joy of the Gospel

During the recent Merdeka weekend, close to three hundred lay faithful, including some Religious, gathered in Dewan Dominic at th....

Immaculate Conception Church’s Family Day

More than 1,000 parishioners, guests and volunteers walked through the gates of the Convent Pulau Tikus Secondary School after mo....

Double celebration at St Paul’s Church

Some 800 parishioners, both local and foreign, gathered at St Paul’s Church, on Sunday, August 31 to celebrate Indonesia’s In....

Taiping Catholic Church on mission

Taiping Catholic Church (TCC) launched their Mission Months during the sunset Mass on Sept 6. Parish Priest Fr Jude Miranda annou....

Beatification of Opus Dei head sparks call for global generosity

To mark the impending beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, who led Opus Dei from 1975 to 1994, those attending the celebration are being invited to ....

Bishops find hope for religious dialogue at Palestinian university

Reflecting on their recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, U.S. bishops have cited relationships there between Christian and Muslim students as a sign o....

All nations need to respond to terrorism, Vatican official tells UN

Addressing the UN Security Council Sept. 24, the Vatican's secretary of state said "terrorism represents a fundamental threat to our common humanity"....

Bishop, canonist: Gay unions among sins barring Communion

The denial of Holy Communion to a same-sex couple who obtained a marriage license is in line with broader Church teaching on public grave sin and the....
"Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love" is the topic the pope chose for the 49th World Communications Day, which will be celebrated in many countries around the world, on 17 May, the Sunday before Pentecost.
On Monday’s feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us.
World Communications Day 2015 will focus on the theme “Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love,” the Vatican announced Monday.
In an effort to show what Scripture tells us about “the beyond,” often obscured by a society that leans toward darkness, Fr. Mark Haydu has published a new book exploring the depiction of angels in art.
The Catholic Church "is the most reliable and most influential religion from the social point of view" throughout South Korea.
Mary is the "star" that guides the path of the New Evangelisation in a world increasingly characterised by materialism, secularism and relativism.
In Papua New Guinea, the Bishop of Bereina has prayed for the four persons killed Sept. 20 when their aircraft, which was carrying supplies to a remote village, crashed.
Anthropologists tell us that father-hunger, a frustrated desire to be blessed by our own fathers, is one of the deepest hungers in the world today, especially among men.
Have you ever noted how we spontaneously react to a perceived threat? Faced with a threat, our primal instincts tend to take over and we instantly freeze over and begin to shut all the doors opening to warmth, gentleness, and empathy inside us.
Over 300,000 people rallied in New York on Sept 21, ahead of a United Nations climate change summit two days later. Dozens of other cities around the world held solidarity marches urging world leaders to do more to arrest climate change.
A Malaysian court convicted a prominent student activist of sedition Friday, and sentenced him to a year in prison in a ruling swiftly denounced by rights groups as part of a "sustained assault" by the government on free expression.
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
On September 12 and 13, the Youth and Campus Ministry of Melaka-Johor Diocese hosted the iApologia workshop in MAJODI Centre.
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Editorial

Pope Francis will establish a commission to review the matrimonial process in canon law with the goal of simplifying the procedure while maintaining the indissolubility of marriage, the Holy See Press Office announced Saturday.

Focus

Fatherless at the Depth of our Being

Anthropologists tell us that father-hunger, a frustrated desire to be blessed by our own fathers, is one of the deepest hungers in the world today, especially among men.

Letters to Editor

Kudos to the Sabah Churches

I was elated to read the article “Sabah Churches skip N-Day Celebrations” in your September 7, 2014 issue.

Sunday Reflections

I am sure that every parent has had to swallow hard when their children have said something thoughtless. Parents know that they have to be more concerned with caring for the children than their own feelings.