Focus

  • Book Review: When Tomorrow Never Comes …

    Apr 16, 2014

    This book is a “wake-up” call for many of us. Having (thankfully) received his wake-up call to meander no more, David Sivapatham decides to call up others to ready themselves early for Heaven while on this pilgrimage on earth which is “a journey of faith in search of wholeness.”

  • The best of both worlds

    Apr 16, 2014

    In these days of ‘liturgical wars’ in sacred music, there seems to be quite a big divide in Catholic culture. On the extreme ends, there are those who could be labelled as ‘conservatives’, who want to see the Mass go back to its traditional roots of Latin, Chant, very traditional hymnody and psalmody with only organ playing.

  • Food for thought

    Apr 16, 2014

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reminds us that while the Easter Vigil is the "mother of all vigils," and that Easter Sunday is "the greatest of all Sundays," Easter doesn't end there. While joyful, it is not just a celebration of one day. It lasts 50 days and it is "the most important of all liturgical times."

  • Extending the Easter celebration

    Apr 16, 2014

    On the feast of Easter Sunday, we see that the long Lenten fast has been worthwhile. For 40 days we purged our souls of mortal desires, and watched them slowly fill up with Christ. We celebrate that fulfillment on Easter Sunday, newly grateful for the sacrifice.

  • Making Easter, all fifty days, count

    Apr 16, 2014

    People are accustomed to giving up things for Lent. Perhaps we need to start a new tradition and start giving up things for Easter.

  • Our need to share our riches with the poor

    Apr 11, 2014

    We need to give away some of our own possessions in order to be healthy. Wealth that is hoarded always corrupts those who possess it.

  • 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".