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  • Senseless war and bloodshed — and the triumph of a humble artisan

    Mar 25, 2022

    Regretfully, the Churches are divided — a split between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ukraine Orthodox Church.

  • God stops for me

    Mar 25, 2022

    God really took my Lenten commitment seriously when I chose to fast from being fast. This originally meant not getting too impatient about seeing immediate results in my life, and slowing down my pace of life.

  • When did we lose basic respect for each other?

    Mar 25, 2022

    We’ve lost that, at least for the most part. From the highest levels of government to the crassest platforms on social media, we are witnessing the death of respect, courtesy, and basic honesty. Nobody, it seems, is accountable any more for even the most basic manners or for honesty.

  • Help us imagine new possibilities for world peace

    Mar 25, 2022

    This Lent, if you are feeling a sense of impasse, I invite you to lament, to give passionate expression to your grief and sorrow at what is happening in the world.

  • Lenten ashes

    Mar 18, 2022

    Something inside of us knows exactly why we take the ashes. No doctor of any kind needs to explain this. Ashes are dust, soil, humus; humanity and humility come from these.

  • Mental health in children and young people

    Mar 18, 2022

    Mental health related issues are now ranked as the second biggest health problem affecting Malaysians, after heart related diseases.

  • The globe half-full

    Mar 18, 2022

    Since the beginning of time, the planet that we live on is called Mother Earth, the fauna and flora we fondly refer to as Mother Nature, the country we reside in is our Mother Land, and the language/dialect we speak is our Mother Tongue.

  • Really praying in Lent

    Mar 18, 2022

    Lurking behind that desire is the discovery that people often don’t know what prayer truly is. The starting point, therefore, is to clarify what prayer is all about.

  • Saint Peter's Basilica preparing for 2025 Jubilee Year

    Mar 11, 2022

    Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, Archpriest of Saint Peter's Basilica, details the preparations underway in the Basilica and reorganization of its offices in view of the 2025 Jubilee. Plans include simplified access for those coming to pray and receive the sacraments, and tourists accompanied by guides.

  • A woman after God’s own heart

    Mar 11, 2022

    In these times, there is so much literature and self-help books marketed to women. If a woman has an issue, there are at least 10 books to help her with it.