Focus

  • Our duty to welcome the stranger among us

    Jul 24, 2014

    The first time Pope Francis travelled outside of Rome during his papacy, he visited the island of Lampedusa.

  • Finding a musical identity in our liturgy for the English-speaking community

    Jul 24, 2014

    Our churches are currently going through a rather confusing stage regarding music in our liturgy.

  • A visit from the goddess of night

    Jul 24, 2014

    There are few more insightful studies into the spirituality of aging than the late James Hillman’s book, The Force of Character.

  • Food For Thought

    Jul 17, 2014

    Jesus died because he was faithful to the mission of proclaiming the kingdom.

  • Is death willed by God? No, but our faithfulness is willed

    Jul 17, 2014

    We ask the question about many different people. “Why did he or she have to die?” The question grips our hearts especially when the person who died was young or a great leader or a good person.

  • Jesus didn’t back down from proclaiming the Gospel

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed are summary statements of what Christians believe. Although the wording in these two creeds is somewhat different — the Nicene Creed is longer — they both express the same essential beliefs of the faith.

  • Disciples with many faces

    Jul 17, 2014

    In a new book entitled, Jesus of Nazareth, famed German scripture- scholar, Gerhard Lohfink, describes how people in the gospels relate to Jesus in different ways.

  • Bishops urged to have open-door policy

    Jul 17, 2014

    At the 94th Plenary Session of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (CBCMSB), Archbishop Joseph Marino addressed the Arch/bishops at the opening session.

  • Food For Thought

    Jul 11, 2014

    This year, a group of US bishops celebrated Mass in Nogales, Ariz., close to the iron slabs that line the border between Mexico and the United States.

  • Who is our neighbour?

    Jul 11, 2014

    It was a question posed in the midst of a discussion about gaining eternal life. When the scholar of the law asked Jesus what he must do, Jesus replied with the dual commandment to love God and love your neighbour.