Columns

  • Why Francis’ visit to the Holy Land was so different

    May 29, 2014

    Pope Francis’ visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel has been markedly different from his predecessors in more ways than one.

  • Mother’s Day

    May 23, 2014

    There’s an old adage that offers a wise counsel, even as it leaves us powerless to heed its advice: Pick your parents wisely!

  • Irony behind attack on the two nuns in Seremban

    May 23, 2014

    The attack on two nuns of the Infant Jesus religious order outside the Church of the Visitation shocked many.

  • The hudud debate: Stepping back from the chasm

    May 16, 2014

    So the two Pas private members’ bills, originally supposed to be tabled in Parliament in June, have been shelved.

  • A pilgrimage through nature, desire and soul

    May 16, 2014

    Nature, desire, and soul — we rarely integrate these well. Yet they are so inextricably linked that how we relate to one deeply colours the others; and, indeed, spirituality itself might be defined as what we each do in terms of integrating these three in our lives.

  • Accepting truth, whatever its cloak

    May 08, 2014

    When I was student in the seminary, I had two kinds of teachers: One kind, precisely because they were fiercely loyal to all that is Christian and Catholic, would have us read great secular thinkers but always with the intent of wanting to help show where these thinkers were wrong.

  • Massive Workers’ Day rally reveals undercurrents of discontent

    May 07, 2014

    Tens of thousands of Malaysians gathered at Dataran Merdeka on May 1 in the largest Workers' Day rally the nation has seen. They did not come to have fun, but to register their concern about the impending Goods and Services Tax and a host of other issues affecting the workers.

  • God’s quiet presence in our lives

    May 02, 2014

    The poet, Rumi, submits that we live with a deep secret that sometimes we know, and then not.

  • Obama’s agenda during visit to Malaysia

    May 02, 2014

    When President Obama visited Malaysia, it was obvious to many that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was a key priority on the agenda.

  • The transcript of our trial

    Apr 24, 2014

    The biblical accounts of Jesus’ passion and death focus very much on his trial, describing it in length and in detail.