Columns

  • Pan-Malaysian Alpha in the Catholic Context

    Apr 17, 2021

    This is a new column for our local theologians to share their thoughts.

  • Suffering in the face of persecution

    Apr 17, 2021

    The situation in Myanmar is worrying with more than 700 dead as many ordinary people bravely resist the illegal military coup in Myanmar despite massacres.

  • Taking tension out of the community

    Apr 17, 2021

    Whatever energy we don’t transform, we will transmit. That’s a phrase I first heard from Richard Rohr and it names a central challenge for all mature

  • The Resurrection –overnight change?

    Apr 10, 2021

    He died on a cross at a distant outpost of the Roman Empire. He was cut down in his prime, in his 30s.

  • The power of beauty

    Apr 10, 2021

    The world will be saved by beauty! Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that, Dorothy Day quoted it, and centuries before Jesus, Confucius made it central to his pedagogy.

  • Easter gives us hope of conquering oppression and injustice

    Apr 02, 2021

    When Jesus died on the cross, the veil in the Temple was torn into two. This huge thick curtain separated the general public of worshippers from the most holy place in the Temple building.

  • The cosmic dimension of the Resurrection

    Apr 02, 2021

    The Resurrection is about more than something changing inside of human consciousness. The Resurrection is the basis for human hope, surely; without it, we could not hope for any future that includes anything beyond the rather asphyxiating limits of this life.

  • Thirty pieces of silver

    Mar 28, 2021

    In journalism, there is an expression called “follow the money”, which some journalists use to identify corruption, simply by looking at the money trail or transfers of money, and who stands to gain.

  • It is healthy to love your life

    Mar 26, 2021

    Among people of faith, there is a notion that if you are a person of deep faith, you can easily renounce the things of this world, see the world for all its ephemerality, not cling to things and die more peacefully. Not true. That is native, at least a lot of the time.

  • When the love of money corrupts worship in spirit and truth

    Mar 20, 2021

    For Jesus, you either love God or love money. He overturned the tables of the money changers – those tables from which we derive the word for a modern-day bank.