Focus

  • Food for thought

    Jun 05, 2014

    Some of us may find a little more time in our schedules for volunteer work at our parish or elsewhere in our community.

  • Volunteer work as a form of prayer

    Jun 05, 2014

    Ever since I moved to Washington a couple of years ago, I’ve been repeatedly hearing the name of a particular woman in the area.

  • Parish volunteer’s sacrifice comes with benefits

    Jun 05, 2014

    People do indeed give something up when they assume an active role in a parish ministry. Undoubtedly, in the eyes of some, this element of sacrifice is the downside of serving as a parish volunteer.

  • Justice still eludes Indonesian torture victims

    Jun 05, 2014

    In the turbulent final years of Suharto’s reign as strongman of Indonesia, Mugiyanto – like many in the country, he goes by only one name – took shelter in what he thought was a “safe house”.

  • Our gaze upon this city

    Jun 05, 2014

    Jesus, it seems, had mixed feelings towards the world. He loved the world, laid down his life for it, and challenged us to love the world, even as he criticized it harshly and stated clearly that it was opposed to him.

  • Catholic Church celebrates its’ birthday on Pentecost Sunday

    Jun 05, 2014

    The Catholic Church celebrates its birthday on Pentecost Sunday

  • Pentecost marks ‘life-changing power of God’s presence’

    Jun 05, 2014

    The church’s celebration of Pentecost highlights the “life-changing power of God’s presence” believers receive through the Holy Spirit, said Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl.

  • Fr Peter Bretaudeau returns to France

    May 29, 2014

    Fr Peter Bretaudeau, MEP who served for 57 yearts in Malaysia has decided to go back to France to continue his missionary life among the French people.

  • Vatican concerned over increasing Asian priests in West

    May 29, 2014

    A Vatican official has expressed concern over the increasing number of priests from Asian and African dioceses working in Western dioceses, while their own native dioceses were still short of priests.

  • Augustin Bea: Scholar, teacher, cardinal

    May 29, 2014

    Augustin Bea was one of the most impressive and influential Jesuits that the Society has produced in the 200-year history of the order since its restoration by Pope Pius VII in 1814.