Focus

  • Pope Francis isn’t opening the door to all married Priests!

    Jan 19, 2018

    Pope Francis has reportedly said he will allow for debate as to whether married men could be ordained to the priesthood during a 2019 Synod of Bishops focusing on the Church in the Amazon basin.

  • Reject Trump’s racist language and work for new immigration policies

    Jan 19, 2018

    The blatantly racist comments made by President Trump during a private meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, January 11 — confirmed on Friday, Jan 12 by Democratic Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois — were all too believable.

  • We are called to the Priesthood

    Jan 12, 2018

    I was a lifelong Catholic studying at a Protestant seminary. My choice to attend Union Theological Seminary in New York was deliberate.

  • Pope calls us to radically rethink Church life

    Jan 12, 2018

    Jorge Bergoglio needed just a few minutes to radically reorient the Catholic Church. In the days leading up to a conclave, cardinals deliver addresses designed to help their brothers discern where the Spirit is calling the Church.

  • Reform of the Roman Curia is harmed by the conspiracies of minority

    Jan 05, 2018

    In his closely watched pre-Christmas address to the Roman Curia, Pope Francis again spoke about its reform and focused on the Curia’s crucially important relationship ad extra: to the world outside the Vatican City State.

  • ‘A saint for our times’ – the inspiring story of Chiara Corbella Petrillo

    Jan 05, 2018

    Chiara's sainthood cause was opened last week, five years after her death. Her story is told in the 2015 book, “Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy,” published by Sophia Institute Press.

  • Lead us not into temptation?

    Dec 22, 2017

    Even though it has been central to Christian devotion since Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, the Lord’s Prayer has not remained unchanged over these past two millennia, especially as those ancient words were adapted for later believers and their novel tongues.

  • God-given sexual identity has inherent beauty, dignity

    Dec 22, 2017

    In an open letter Dec. 15, a group of 20 Catholic bishops and other religious leaders described as “deeply troubling” the movement today “to enforce the false idea — that a man can be or become a woman or vice versa”.

  • What the Catechism of the Catholic Church says

    Dec 15, 2017

    The first edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, published by St John Paul II in 1992, recognised “as well-founded the right and duty of legitimate public authority to punish malefactors by means of penalties commensurate with the gravity of the crime, not excluding, in cases of extreme gravity, the death penalty.”

  • Pope Francis: Death penalty is contrary to the Gospel

    Dec 15, 2017

    Pope Francis in his Oct 11 speech to members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, said the topic of the death penalty should have “a more adequate and coherent space” in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.