Focus

  • When darkness falls: Faith and depression

    Jul 05, 2014

    You have just experienced the joyful season of Easter, but you feel as if a dark cloud is hanging over you instead of Christ’s light.

  • Blessing the darkness

    Jul 05, 2014

    Light is one of the most pervasive and important symbols in Judaism and Christianity. The first book of the Bible, Genesis, describes the first act of creation with these words: “Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good.”

  • Food For Thought

    Jun 27, 2014

    Last year, Pope Francis said Pope Paul VI’s document, “Evangelii Nuntiandi,” or “Evangelization in the Modern World” was one of the “greatest pastoral documents that has ever been written to this day.”

  • Don’t wait for a title, or more knowledge, to share the good news

    Jun 27, 2014

    We’ve all heard it: “Evangelism? That’s not my charism, not my personality.” Others make the excuse: “I need more education first,” or “I evangelize by example.”

  • A modern, decades-old document on evangelization

    Jun 27, 2014

    In October, when the Synod of Bishops meets in Rome to discuss the issues facing the modern family, Pope Francis will beatify one of his predecessors, Pope Paul VI.

  • Celebrating Bible Sunday (July 13, 2014) The Evergreen Priceless Treasure

    Jun 27, 2014

    Who can decide or guarantee the authenticity of the correct interpretation of the Scriptures? Down through the centuries, people from various Christian denominations and religions and even atheists have offered many versions of interpretation of the Scriptures.

  • On not being stingy with God’s mercy

    Jun 27, 2014

    Today, for a number of reasons, we struggle to be generous and prodigal with God’s mercy.

  • ‘Allah’ ban stays

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Malaysian Catholic Church's fight over the use of the word "Allah" in their weekly publication ended on June 23 after the Federal Court dismissed the church's leave application to appeal the ban.

  • Churches insist on right to ‘Allah’ despite apex court ruling

    Jun 27, 2014

    Christians still have the right to refer to God as ‘Allah’ in their bibles and church services as the Federal Court ruling should be limited to the Catholic Church weekly, the HERALD, the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) said on June 23.

  • Opposing sides look to future as ‘Allah’ tussle draws to a close

    Jun 27, 2014

    After six years of strained relations over the use of the word ‘Allah’, groups representing Malaysia’s Christian and Muslim communities say it may be time to look beyond the divisive issue.