Focus

  • Food for thought

    Apr 11, 2014

    Jesus died because he was faithful to the mission of proclaiming the kingdom. That threatened the establishment – religious and political.

  • A fidelity to the Gospel above all

    Apr 11, 2014

    Anyone who has read about the Crucifixion and the horribly cruel and painful events leading up to it has to wonder why God would have willed such a terrible death for a son he so loved.

  • Jesus didn’t back down from proclaiming the Gospel

    Apr 11, 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 express the same essential beliefs of the faith.

  • Pavithra, a Brahmin Hindu who is converting to Catholicism: “Without Christ we are nothing ”

    Apr 02, 2014

    "Naturally drawn towards Christianity" following a spiritual journey that has culminated in the decision to " follow Christ because without him we are nothing".

  • Groaning beyond words — our deeper way of praying

    Apr 02, 2014

    When we no longer know how to pray, the Spirit, in groans too deep for words, prays through us.

  • Food for thought

    Apr 02, 2014

    Last year, Easter brought with it a new pope, and the new pope brought with him a classic, timeless message: “Christ is risen!”

  • For Christians, death leads toward, not away, from life

    Apr 02, 2014

    The household’s older children erupted into endless shrieks of delight when the phone call came from the hospital announcing the birth of their baby sister and our newest grandchild. Two of the children, overwhelmed by excitement, raced out the door to tell the good news to their neighbours.

  • The life of Christians extends beyond death

    Apr 02, 2014

    The book A New Catechism: Catholic Faith for Adults, also known as the Dutch Catechism, tells the story of Christian missionaries who visited a pagan king.

  • Combat the ‘epidemic plague’ of porn by becoming pure

    Mar 27, 2014

    The growth of pornography use, particularly on the internet, is “a matter of utmost urgency for every son and father today,” Bishop Paul Loverde of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Virginia said in a letter to his flock released this week.

  • What dark nights do for us

    Mar 27, 2014

    After Mother Teresa died, her diaries revealed something that shocked many people, namely, during the last sixty years of her life, from age 27 until she died at age 87, she struggled to imagine that God existed and had no affective experience of either the person or the existence of God.