Columns

  • Being a missionary in my own backyard

    Oct 22, 2021

    We all have titles that we identify with. Some we’ve earned, some were given to us. These titles grow and evolve, just as we do, often charting the course of our lives and the choices that come with it.

  • Permission to be sad

    Oct 22, 2021

    Today neither our culture nor our churches give us sufficient permission to be sad.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: The scandal of belief

    Oct 22, 2021

    The relationship with the God of the covenant permeated every aspect of their lives.

  • What’s in a Quote … You ask?

    Oct 16, 2021

    “Come to me … I will give you rest” (Mt.11:28). How? “Ask … Seek …Knock at the door (Mt 7:7).

  • Immigration – Then and Now

    Oct 15, 2021

    Today, we, former immigrants ourselves, are beginning (at least a little) to understand what the indigenous peoples must have felt when we showed up, uninvited, on their shores.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: The Hound of Heaven

    Oct 15, 2021

    The 19th Century English poet, Francis Thomson, wrote the poem The Hound of Heaven after his life had been messed up by drug addiction and poverty.

  • A hidden life ... in His service

    Oct 08, 2021

    Twenty-five years ago, on August 24, 1996, the then Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, our late Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez, called me forever to be given up without reserve as an Auxiliary of the Apostolate to serve in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.

  • Do we have guardian angels?

    Oct 08, 2021

    God’s presence is real – and we are never alone, without God’s love, guidance, and protection.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: Yahweh is King

    Oct 08, 2021

    The monarchy in Israel lasted from Saul (ca 1020) to the last king of Judah, Zedekiah (597-587). Then came the devastation of Jerusalem and the exile in Babylon.

  • Fear not, I am with you

    Oct 02, 2021

    Let us not forget to be connected to God in prayer, especially remembering all who are affected by this pandemic. May God bless and grant peace and safety to all.