Columns

  • Our need to share our riches with the poor

    Apr 11, 2014

    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.

  • Rising beyond the ordinary to make a difference

    Apr 10, 2014

    Sometimes we tend to feel that it is difficult to rise above the humdrum ordinariness of our lives. In the larger scheme of things, we may feel powerless to effect change. After all, we are just cogs in the machine, just bit players in a relentless, sometimes ruthless and rapacious system.

  • Irene Fernandez’s passing a great loss to the cause of migrant workers

    Apr 02, 2014

    The passing of Irene Fernandez due to heart failure on 31 March is a great loss to the cause of migrant workers in the country. They have lost someone who consistently championed their cause.

  • Groaning beyond words — our deeper way of praying

    Apr 02, 2014

    When we no longer know how to pray, the Spirit, in groans too deep for words, prays through us.

  • What dark nights do for us

    Mar 27, 2014

    After Mother Teresa died, her diaries revealed something that shocked many people, namely, during the last sixty years of her life, from age 27 until she died at age 87, she struggled to imagine that God existed and had no affective experience of either the person or the existence of God.

  • What happens if a parish adopts the preferential option for the poor?

    Mar 27, 2014

    Now that no less a person than the Pope himself wants to transform the universal Church into the Church of the poor, perhaps we should think about how that vision can be realised at the grass-roots level, namely at the parish and BEC levels.

  • Facing our maker

    Mar 21, 2014

    Some day you will have to face your Maker! We’ve all heard that phrase. The hour will come when we will stand alone before God with no place to hide, no room to rationalize, and no excuses to offer for our weaknesses and sin.

  • MH370: A baffling mystery that leaves us searching for answers

    Mar 20, 2014

    Ever since MH370 from KL to Beijing disappeared from civilian radar coverage on March 8, people everywhere have been baffled by the loss of the plane.

  • In the midst of trials and tribulations, time to pray for national healing

    Mar 14, 2014

    When it rains, it pours. Except it hasn’t been raining for a while. But it is still pouring … On the heels of the news on March 7 that the Federal Court had reserved its judgment on the application for leave by the Catholic Church to review the Appeals Court decision in favour of the Home Minister’s ban on the use of the word ‘Allah’ in the HERALD.