Focus

  • Food For Thought

    Aug 28, 2014

    In October, all eyes will be on the Vatican to see what comes out of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops, a meeting to prepare for the world Synod of Bishops next year, which may have implications for Catholic families.

  • Extraordinary meetings for extraordinary times

    Aug 28, 2014

    At first sight, the word “synod” sounds a bit intimidating. But take a moment to get familiar with it since we’ll be hearing about it a lot this year and next year. First, a synod is simply a gathering of church leaders. That’s where they discuss issues important to the church.

  • A synod on new challenges for families

    Aug 28, 2014

    There are good reasons for the people of the universal church to get to know each other better and to converse about their concerns, no matter how far apart their homelands might be.

  • Ten secrets to happiness

    Aug 28, 2014

    The past five years have seen a growth in interest in studies on human happiness. Numerous books have been published on the topic, not least Sonja Lyubomirsky’s, The Myths of Happiness, which has become for many a secular bible for happiness and meaning.

  • Human compassion in the face of violence

    Aug 28, 2014

    While humans have an incredible capacity for violence and pain, they can also exhibit unimaginable acts of compassion, even at times when one would least expect it.

  • Rebuilt: Awakening the faithful, Reaching the lost, Making Church matter

    Aug 22, 2014

    In Rebuilt: Awakening the faithful, Reaching the lost, Making Church matter, authors Michael White and Tom Corcoran record in telling detail what they did to make their Church from being just a sleepy- hollow parish with “a languid community aging in place” into a vibrant, super Catholic parish in Timonium, Maryland, a little suburban community jus

  • A reflection on The Joy of the Gospel

    Aug 22, 2014

    We must let go of the fears, embrace Christ and radical change. Especially at this time in the life of the Church in Malaysia it is very easy to become pessimistic.

  • Finding common ground among Catholics

    Aug 21, 2014

    Last year, on a flight home from World Youth Day in Brazil, Pope Francis had this to say about the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement.

  • Food For Thought

    Aug 21, 2014

    On June 1, Pope Francis made a confession while surrounded by 50,000 Catholic charismatics in Rome.

  • A renewal of faith in the modern church

    Aug 21, 2014

    On the eve of Pentecost 2014, Pope Francis attended a conference in an Italian stadium with 50,000 Catholics who appeared every bit as excited as the soccer fans who had swarmed the venue a few weeks later.