Focus

  • Lent’s call to discipline

    Mar 21, 2014

    A few years ago, I went to a birthday party for a priest friend who was turning 80. This friend was a great homilist and a great writer, but what also impressed me was that at 80, this lean, wiry priest was still getting up every cold Alaskan morning to jog through the predawn streets.

  • We need discipline to be disciples

    Mar 21, 2014

    In his First Letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul encouraged the Church at Corinth to think of their faith as an athlete thinks of a competition: run to win.

  • Cardinal Bertone gives account of 2013 conclave

    Mar 21, 2014

    Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the former Vatican Secretary of State, offered his perspective on the conclave that elected Pope Francis, in a candid interview with La Stampa.

  • Religious asked to live poverty, reject capitalism

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Vatican office responsible for the approximately 900,000 priests and brothers and sisters in religious orders around the world called on them this weekend to re-evaluate their holdings of wealth and to issue critiques of the global market capitalist economy, calling it unjust to the world's neediest.

  • Analysis of Pope Francis’ first year: the view from the Vatican Reform, Rebuild and Renew

    Mar 14, 2014

    When Jorge Mario Bergoglio appeared in the white papal cassock on the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica on 13 March 2013, few people – if anyone – could have predicted how the then 76-year-old Jesuit would dramatically re-energise the Catholic Church over the next 12 months.

  • The journey of our brothers and sisters

    Mar 14, 2014

    Depending on where you come from and your circumstances,when you hear the word “journey,” images of the open road and beautiful landscapes come to mind.

  • Why Praise and Worship music is not suitable for liturgy

    Mar 14, 2014

    Why Praise and Worship music is not suitable for liturgy