Columns

  • A closer look at the widow’s mite

    Jan 26, 2019

    These coins were believed to be the small prutah or half prutah issued during the Hasmonean or Maccabean dynasty.

  • Wendy Beckett – RIP

    Jan 25, 2019

    No community should botch its deaths. The renowned anthropologist, Mircea Eliade, suggested this and its truth applies to communities at every level.

  • Honouring human rights pledges in the new Malaysia

    Jan 18, 2019

    After some to-ing and fro-ing, the government has finally said it would study six laws and either amend or repeal them.

  • Struggling for sustenance

    Jan 18, 2019

    We all struggle to not give in to coldness and hatred. This was even a struggle for Jesus. Like the rest of us, he had to struggle, mightily at times, to remain warm and loving.

  • Poverty, chastity and obedience in a secular age

    Jan 12, 2019

    Cardinal Francis George was once asked what he thought of the radical pacifism of people like Dorothy Day and Daniel Berrigan, prophetic figures who b

  • The war against trees

    Jan 11, 2019

    Sometimes it seems we are engaged in a war against trees. In our quest for ‘development’ at all costs, often it is trees that are sacrificed – for construction projects, logging, highways, property development, industrial development.

  • We need to be challenged

    Jan 04, 2019

    “We need to challenge our world towards a more responsible sexual ethos. We’ve lost our way!” Wonderful, needed challenges, all of them.

  • The Long Wait, the Miracle of May 9… the Unfinished Journey

    Dec 22, 2018

    At the end of the year, we have a new government firmly in place – and despite the worst fears of some of us, nothing awful happened during regime change; the country is still at peace.

  • Outside the city

    Dec 22, 2018

    God, it seems, favours the powerless, the unnoticed, children, babies, outsiders, and refugees with no resources or place to go.

  • After anti-ICERD rally, how to allay old insecurities

    Dec 14, 2018

    After anti-ICERD rally, how to allay old insecurities