Focus

  • Exclusion of Wahhabism provokes Riyadh’s wrath

    Sep 23, 2016

    The news has not hit the front-pages, but it is a harbinger of important developments. Wahhabism, the doctrinal foundation of Saudi Arabia’s version of Islam found in many parts of the world is not part of Sunni Islam.

  • Pope tells ambassadors to serve in humility, not get lost in politics

    Sep 23, 2016

    In a special Jubilee audience with nearly all of his 108 ambassadors around the world, Pope Francis thanked them for their dedication, and encouraged them to continue their work in humble service, without getting caught up in useless politics.

  • Food for Thought

    Sep 23, 2016

    In his book, "Jesus of Nazareth," Pope Benedict XVI devotes a chapter to the Lord's Prayer.

  • Situating the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew and Luke

    Sep 23, 2016

    In the Lord's Prayer (commonly called the "Our Father," from the first two words of the prayer) Jesus gave us what St. Thomas Aquinas called "the most perfect of prayers" because it teaches us to ask for what we need and the order in which to ask.

  • Jewish origins of the Lord’s Prayer

    Sep 23, 2016

    As Jews, Christ's disciples already knew how to pray. Psalms were sung as the priests offered the sacrifices in the Temple.

  • Tan Sri Lim Leong Seng - Hundred years of God’s blessings

    Sep 23, 2016

    Members of Holy Rosary Church’s PAMSPEC (Parish Ministry of Senior Persons Circle) had the opportunity to celebrate the hundredth birthday of Tan Sri

  • Tan Sri Lim Leong Seng - A kind, simple and humble man

    Sep 23, 2016

    Tan Sri Lim Leong Seng was the first Malaysian to hold the position of Director-General of Inland Revenue from 1967 to 1971, having literally worked his way up from the post of Examiner in 1949, through various other positions and departments within the Inland Revenue Department until he retired from Government service in 1971 when he reached the compulsory retirement age of 55.

  • Cardinal Parolin draws fire

    Sep 16, 2016

    It’s no secret that the first-ever New World and Jesuit Pope Francis has his enemies, even within the College of Cardinals that elected him, and among other bishops, priests and Catholics from all walks of life.

  • The significance of China-Vatican negotiations

    Sep 16, 2016

    After the expulsion of the Apostolic Internuncio of the Holy See to China in 1951, it can be said that the Catholic Church in China lost its communion with the universal church in an external sense, but in an essential sense, is not a schismatic church.

  • Dismissed to serve the Lord at home, work

    Sep 16, 2016

    Fr Huan particularly stressed that the dismissal means so much more than merely, “The Mass is ended, time to go,” because truly, the Mass never ends but lives on.