Columns

  • Can the ground cry out?

    Nov 21, 2020

    “The earth is not dumb matter, an inanimate object with no capacity of feeling and sentiment, but a spirited and vulnerable living being who experiences the terrible and catastrophic loss of Abel’s death.

  • Is politics distasteful or a noble calling?

    Nov 15, 2020

    The big news last week was of course Donald Trump’s defeat in the US presidential elections and the Malaysian government’s tabling of a budget under controversial circumstances. Trump’s loss marks the end of four tumultuous years that divided America.

  • The Law of Gravity and the Holy Spirit …

    Nov 14, 2020

    God is erotically charged and the world is achingly amorous, hence they caress each other in mutual attraction and filiation.

  • Cardinal Soter lived the joy of the Gospel and left a monumental legacy

    Nov 04, 2020

    After a visit to Cardinal Soter Fernandez at the St Francis Xavier’s Home for the Elderly run by the Little Sisters of the Poor earlier this year, we

  • What kind of house can you build for me?

    Nov 04, 2020

    Partly that’s to be expected since moral questions must take into account the mystery of human freedom, the limitations inherent in human contingency, and the bewildering number of existential situations that vary from person to person.

  • Social solidarity vs the right to private property

    Oct 25, 2020

    I have often struggled with the disturbing New Testament passage where two early followers of Jesus were supernaturally struck dead after it was discovered they had not handed over all their wealth to the community.

  • The Prince of Lies …

    Oct 24, 2020

    The sin then becomes unforgiveable because we no longer want to be forgiven nor indeed will accept forgiveness. God is willing to forgive the sin but we are unwilling to accept forgiveness because we see sin as good and goodness as sin.

  • Broadening our understanding of the Parable of the Good Samaritan

    Oct 17, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought indescribable hardship to people around the world. It does not recognise class, gender, race, religion, borders.

  • Pope Francis’ new encyclical

    Oct 17, 2020

    On October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis released a new encyclical entitled, Fratelli Tutti – On Fraternity and Social Friendship. It can appear a rather depressing read because of its searing realism, except it plays the long game of Christian hope.

  • Building fraternal love and solidarity in a troubled world

    Oct 10, 2020

    The Bishop of Rome has released a new encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti (Brothers and Sisters All) on “fraternity and social friendship”.