Focus

  • An ecclesiological view of Sino-Vatican dialogue

    Feb 18, 2017

    Cardinal John Tong Hon (pic) looks ahead to the dialogue between China and the Vatican in this commentary ahead of the first round of negotiations lik

  • Underground Bishops to be recognised by government

    Feb 17, 2017

    The most difficult problem in the dialogue is, perhaps, how to deal with the more than 30 underground Bishops.

  • Food for thought

    Feb 16, 2017

    Catholics who pray the rosary can kick their devotion up a notch with SoulCore, a contemporary workout that combines physical exercise with the prayers of the rosary.

  • We can unite prayer and exercise, says founder of Christian fitness programme

    Feb 16, 2017

    Prayer and exercise work well together, said the founder of a fitness program combining core strengthening and stretching with Christian prayer and meditation.

  • Prayer, faith and good health: They absolutely go together

    Feb 16, 2017

    In fact, Duke University's Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health reported in 2015 that an analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies "indicates people who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health," according to Dr. Harold G. Koenig, center director and among the country's leading authorities on faith and healing.

  • Food for thought

    Feb 10, 2017

    A recent study at the Harvard School of Public Health found that married couples who attend religious services regularly are 30 percent to 50 percent less likely to divorce than couples who do not

  • Scriptural resources for marriage

    Feb 10, 2017

    While the Bible is filled with stories of great loves and devoted marriages such as those of Abraham and Sarah and of Jacob and Rachel, it offers relatively few verses that speak directly to the relationship between husband and wife.

  • How a marriage strengthens and grows

    Feb 10, 2017

    Marriage is like a crucible. At least Pope Francis appears to think so.

  • The Pope faces his adversaries

    Feb 10, 2017

    By obtaining the resignation, on Jan 25, of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Pope Francis has made an important point to those who call into question the deep reforms he is undertaking in the Vatican and in the Church.

  • Why Pope Francis is right to revisit the new Mass translation

    Feb 10, 2017

    Recent news out of Rome that Pope Francis has given his blessing to a commission to study Liturgiam Authenticam, the controversial 2001 document behind the English translation of the Roman Missal, was surely music to the ears of many who love the Church’s liturgy, and to just about everyone who loves the English language.