Focus

  • Food for Thought

    May 02, 2014

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

  • The riddle of my neighbours and yours

    May 02, 2014

    Neighbours are an enigmatic reality of life, a sort of riddle to solve. Many people are of two minds when it comes to “neighbours” in the larger sense of the term found in the Gospels.

  • God’s quiet presence in our lives

    May 02, 2014

    The poet, Rumi, submits that we live with a deep secret that sometimes we know, and then not.

  • The transcript of our trial

    Apr 24, 2014

    The biblical accounts of Jesus’ passion and death focus very much on his trial, describing it in length and in detail.

  • Food for thought

    Apr 24, 2014

    With the latest saints added to the roster, we’re reminded that sainthood is for everyone.

  • Mysterious help from a centuries-old saint

    Apr 24, 2014

    In college, I was a stressed-out and overcommitted student. In addition to a heavy course load, my jam-packed schedule included campus ministry, student government, a few committees, play rehearsals and graduate school applications.

  • Holy communion of saints

    Apr 24, 2014

    In the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II on April 27, the Catholic Church celebrates the naming of two more people to the communion of saints.

  • Consider the use of energy in relation to justice and peace

    Apr 16, 2014

    The Vatican body concerned with justice and peace presented a book Friday which considers their connection with energy, and how energy can both threaten and serve integral human development.

  • Where is your heart before the suffering Jesus?

    Apr 16, 2014

    In the narrative of Christ’s Passion and Death, who am I?This was the central question of Pope Francis’ homily during Palm Sunday Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, where 100,000 had gathered from around the world, bearing palms and olive branches.

  • The Garden of Gethsemane

    Apr 16, 2014

    "Several years ago, Mel Gibson produced and directed a movie which enjoyed a spectacular popularity. Entitled, The Passion of the Christ, the movie depicts Jesus’ paschal journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to his death on Golgotha, but with a very heavy emphasis on his physical suffering.