Columns

  • We are called to live in hope

    Dec 18, 2014

    If we venture into any mall in town during Christmas, chances are we would be assailed with tinsel decorations and a tall Christmas tree decorated with flickering lights below which lie gift boxes wrapped with colourful paper.

  • A difficult year ahead – but opportunities lie waiting

    Dec 11, 2014

    A local business weekly has raised concern that shopping malls in the Klang Valley are recording lower sales, especially in non-essential items, apart from F & B.

  • Self-sacrifice and the Eucharist

    Dec 11, 2014

    In 1996, Muslim extremists martyred nearly an entire community of Trappist monks in Atlas, Algeria.

  • Sedition Act U-turn a major step backwards

    Dec 04, 2014

    Two years ago, Malaysians were told that a raft of laws would be repealed, amended or reviewed. Emergency proclamations would be finally lifted. This was good news in the run-up to the 2013 general election.

  • Two churches, two sacred places, two struggles

    Dec 03, 2014

    God has given us two churches, one is found everywhere and the other is found at select places. Some of us prefer one of these and struggle with the other, but both are sacred places where God can be found and worshipped.

  • People on the margins: The hidden voices in society

    Nov 27, 2014

    By now, we are familiar with the exhortation of the Gospels for a more inclusive understanding of the kingdom of God, where the poor and the meek and the downtrodden seem to be especially blessed.

  • Fewer people are going to Church — whom to blame?

    Nov 27, 2014

    It’s no secret that today, there’s been a massive drop-off in church attendance. Moreover, that drop-off in church-going is not paralleled by the same widespread growth in atheism and agnosticism.

  • Something has to give. What then?

    Nov 21, 2014

    This has more than a grain of truth in it. In the past, those with capital earned higher returns compared to those without capital e.g.ordinary workers who have to rely on growth and productivity improvements to see any increase in their income levels.

  • Spiritual warfare

    Nov 20, 2014

    Spiritual literature has always highlighted the primordial struggle between good and evil, and this has generally been conceived of as a war, a spiritual battle.

  • What will the Pope be up to in Sri Lanka, Philippines? Take a look

    Nov 14, 2014

    Today the Vatican published the official itinerary for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, during which he is slated to spend roughly two days each in Colombo, Manila and Tacloban.