Focus

  • Food for Thought

    Mar 28, 2018

    St Mary Magdalene is often called the “apostle to the apostles.” She is the first to see the resurrected Lord on Easter morning, and Jesus commissions

  • We are witnesses

    Mar 28, 2018

    In the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and all the popes since, we hear over and over again, that evangelisation is the primary task of the Chu

  • Emmaus and the Scriptures

    Mar 28, 2018

    On the first Easter Sunday, two of Jesus’ disciples, disillusioned by the events of the past three days, set out from Jerusalem for Emmaus, several mi

  • Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem

    Mar 25, 2018

    Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is triumphant, victorious — the victory parade before the battle, in a manner of speaking. There is an expectation that the king will return to Jerusalem; the messiah-king will return in triumph, and save God’s people from their torment.

  • Stories of Palm Sunday

    Mar 25, 2018

    The Palm Sunday cry of Christians, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,” was heard many centuries ago in Jerusalem’s streets.

  • Food for Thought

    Mar 25, 2018

    “As we joyfully acclaim our king, let us also think of the sufferings he will have to endure in this week

  • Pope Francis revitalises Vatican II reforms

    Mar 25, 2018

    “Only if the reforms of the Second Vatican Council are continued can the Church be saved,” Fr Hans Küng said in the fall of 2012 at a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

  • Francis invites change, but we are the change

    Mar 17, 2018

    Popes and bishops are the maintainers of the tradition of the Church. When they move, it is commonly with one eye on the past — the point at which lies safe canonical territory. Only we are the real changers of the Church.

  • Food for Thought

    Mar 16, 2018

    God, I am far too often influenced by what others think of me. I am always pretending to be either richer or smarter or nicer than I really am. Please prevent me from trying to attract attention.

  • Happily humble: Virtue in a competitive world

    Mar 16, 2018

    Today, with the pervasive tendency to wildly celebrate victories and talents large and small, Jesus' example of humility might seem utterly strange.