Focus

  • Believing is belonging: The parish

    May 23, 2014

    When people think of church they usually mean a parish and not the diocese or the universal church. It is in parishes where Christianity is lived on a daily basis or, as some pastors like to say, “where the rubber meets the road”.

  • Parishes: Places to be known by name

    May 23, 2014

    My wife and I participate in the same parish community today that we joined 41 years ago.

  • Philantrophy and the Sacred Arts

    May 23, 2014

    Telling people that I specialize in Sacred Music in Malaysia is always an interesting experience for me.

  • 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!

  • Religious Sisters Injured by an assailant at Church of Visitation premises on May 14, 2014

    May 23, 2014

    The parishioners of the Visitation, the Infant Jesus Sisters and the families of Sr Juliana Lim and Sr. Marie Rose Teng, are deeply saddened by the tragic incident. We share their anxiety and pain caused by this unfortunate event.

  • PAS lawmaker deplores attack on nuns, says neurologist needed in Seremban

    May 23, 2014

    A PAS lawmaker has urged the police to speed up its investigations and nab the culprits responsible for injuring two nuns in Seremban last week.

  • Senseless attack on nuns an eye-opener for Malaysians

    May 23, 2014

    On 14 May 2014, two nuns, Sister Julianna Lim and Sister Mary-Rose Teng were attacked and robbed outside the Church of the Visitation in Seremban by an unknown assailant.

  • Science fiction may become reality with ‘killer robots’

    May 16, 2014

    For more than a decade, serious concern has been raised about civilian victims of drone strikes, yet there is still little transparency or accountability, and the attacks continue. A strike in December on a wedding procession in Yemen killed 12 men and wounded at least 15 other people, including the bride.

  • Meditating on the meaning of mercy

    May 16, 2014

    During his first Angelus address, Pope Francis recommended a work of theology that “has done me so much good” because it “says that mercy changes everything; it changes the world by making it less cold and more fair.”

  • 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.