Focus

  • The importance of water in our lives

    May 16, 2014

    Water is a necessary element for life. Without water, all life on earth would wither and die. Scientific evidence shows that life on earth began in the oceans and only millions of years later did that life migrate to dry land.

  • Accepting truth, whatever its cloak

    May 08, 2014

    When I was student in the seminary, I had two kinds of teachers: One kind, precisely because they were fiercely loyal to all that is Christian and Catholic, would have us read great secular thinkers but always with the intent of wanting to help show where these thinkers were wrong.

  • Those little prayers Francis slips under his St Joseph statue

    May 08, 2014

    “The Holy Father really makes St. Joseph work. Francis' devotion to Jesus' adoptive father has spread to all those who work in and around the Pope's residence.

  • Hans Kung knows churchss problems - and that change is inevitable

    May 08, 2014

    There are a number of reasons why it is particularly apt that I would be writing about theologian Fr. Hans Kung's latest writings.

  • Food for thought

    May 08, 2014

    At one time or another, some of us may have a hard time accepting death, ours or someone else’s. The idea of the unknown can be daunting, even overwhelming.

  • Complicated questions and feelings when faced with death

    May 08, 2014

    Last year, not long before a friend asked me an anguished question, she sat in the front pew on Ash Wednesday and smiled as I sang.

  • Moving beyond death and into our inheritance

    May 08, 2014

    O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (1 Cor 15:55)

  • Who is our neighbour?

    May 02, 2014

    It was a question posed in the midst of a discussion about gaining eternal life. When the scholar of the law asked Jesus what he must do, Jesus replied with the dual commandment to love God and love your neighbour.

  • 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.