Focus

  • When will we get lay apostolic nuncios?

    Jun 01, 2018

    The Holy See is an independent sovereign entity located in the Vatican City State. And as such, it welcomes ambassadors and accredits them to other wo

  • High drama in the temple

    Jun 01, 2018

    Then came the Sadducees, keepers of the law (12:18) who were sent scurrying to their legal holes with the words of Jesus, “is not this the reason you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures not the power of God?” Finally a scribe, who saw goodness in Jesus’ answers, but in praising him Jesus also attacks his fraternity.

  • Pope Francis concludes three-day summit with Chilean Bishops

    May 25, 2018

    In a letter to the Chilean bishops at the end of a three day summit, Pope Francis thanked them for joining him in asking for heartfelt pardon from the victims and in making a firm resolution to repair the damage done to them.

  • All of Chile’s Bishops offer resignations after meeting Pope on abuse

    May 25, 2018

    In a decision which appears to be without precedence in the history of the Church, all 34 Chilean bishops, including two cardinals, who participated in the summit with Pope Francis over the past three days, announced on May 18 that they have all “handed in their resignations to the Holy Father, in written form, so that he can freely decide for each one of us.”

  • What Catholics should know about divorce: does it define you?

    May 16, 2018

    Fr Sean Salai, SJ recently had the opportunity to interview Lisa Duffy, a Catholic lay writer and speaker with 24 years of personal and professional experience in healing from divorce. Born and raised in Southern California, Ms Duffy suffered through the pain of an unwanted divorce in the early 1990s. She brings a divorce support programme, Journey of Hope, to parishes in the United States and Canada and appears frequently on Catholic radio and television shows. Her newest book is Mending the Heart: A Catholic Annulment Companion.

  • “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32) Fake news and journalism for peace

    May 04, 2018

    Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day

  • Conscience and its formation

    Apr 28, 2018

    “The natural law is nothing other than the light of understanding placed in us by God; through it we know what we must do and what we must avoid. God has given this light or law at the creation.” (St Thomas Aquinas) — Catechism of the Catholic Church 1955.

  • Pope Francis carries on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of Christian nonviolence

    Apr 13, 2018

    Both men experienced injustice, but neither responded with violence nor remained silent. They showed great faith in God and the strength of love as an effective force for social transformation.

  • Fifty years ago, we lost a great and genuine Christian prophet

    Apr 13, 2018

    Fifty years ago on April 4, 1968, the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • The Joy of Truth: Rediscovering Jesus in Today’s World

    Apr 12, 2018

    Pope Francis, since his election, has introduced the theme of ‘joy’ in three of his writings, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium), The Joy of Lo