Focus

  • ‘Still she is a wonderful girl’

    Jul 22, 2017

    How My In-Laws Learned to Live with My Faith

  • Food for Thought

    Jul 22, 2017

    Christ, writes St John Paul, “suffered in place of man and for man” and “every man has his own share in the redemption.” Even more so, man is “called to share in that suffering” of the redemption.

  • Looking anew at the realities of suffering

    Jul 22, 2017

    Profound suffering, like a howling wind sweeping over and around people, is a force to contend with. It shakes people, knocks them off balance and causes them to feel uncertain what to do or which way to turn.

  • Healing a heart

    Jul 22, 2017

    Cheryl Wunsch was a new mother and a recently baptised Catholic when she received the awful news that sent her on a 39-year journey to healing and forgiveness.

  • Harry Potter still captivates fans, cultivating theological conversations

    Jul 22, 2017

    Two decades since the publication of its first book, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling continues to draw countless readers into its pages, gaining ground among some faithful initially put off by the much-debated themes of magic and witchcraft.

  • How to evangelise the ‘nones’

    Jul 14, 2017

    The way we evangelize should grab the world by the shoulders and shake it out of its apathy, Bishop Robert Barron told a crowd of Catholic leaders Tuesday, July 4.

  • Food for Thought

    Jul 13, 2017

    Christian mysticism is not limited to the Middle Ages. The 19th and 20th century produced the mystics St. Gemma Galgani and St. Pio of Pietrelcina, more commonly known as Padre Pio.

  • Experiencing an intimate connection with God

    Jul 13, 2017

    We contemporary Christians -- heirs of an elevated, rarified notion of Christian mysticism -- tend to retreat from the whole idea.

  • How do we understand mysticism today?

    Jul 13, 2017

    In the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome stands what art critics believe to be one of the great masterpieces of the Baroque era: The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

  • What is spiritual direction?

    Jul 07, 2017

    Have you ever sat down for coffee with a good friend and found yourself sharing a problem with her? This friend is a good listener and, suddenly, you find her showing you your own problem, perhaps in your own words, but in a new light.