Columns

  • Rethinking the economy so that we can have life to the full

    Oct 09, 2014

    Were we ever meant to be unthinking cogs in the industrial machine? Until now, we have quietly watched how the underlying assumptions behind our economy often result in unsustainability and inequality.

  • Fatherless at the Depth of our Being

    Oct 01, 2014

    Anthropologists tell us that father-hunger, a frustrated desire to be blessed by our own fathers, is one of the deepest hungers in the world today, especially among men.

  • Francis lays down new template for pastoral leadership in universal Church

    Oct 01, 2014

    When news of the elevation of Msgr Julian Leow to Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur broke, it came as something of a surprise to many.

  • On how we react to criticism and opposition

    Sep 25, 2014

    Have you ever noted how we spontaneously react to a perceived threat? Faced with a threat, our primal instincts tend to take over and we instantly freeze over and begin to shut all the doors opening to warmth, gentleness, and empathy inside us.

  • Concerned people, scientists and Church join forces against climate change

    Sep 25, 2014

    Over 300,000 people rallied in New York on Sept 21, ahead of a United Nations climate change summit two days later. Dozens of other cities around the world held solidarity marches urging world leaders to do more to arrest climate change.

  • Our timidity in the face of God’s abundance

    Sep 19, 2014

    My youth had both its strengths and its weaknesses. I grew up on a farm in the heart of the Canadian prairies, a second-generation immigrant.

  • The Project

    Sep 18, 2014

    We live in era that demands to see overnight — if not instantly —results. Or rather, results we would like to expect.

  • May your kingdom come, but not yet

    Sep 11, 2014

    A friend of mine likes to humour about his struggles in growing up. When I was in my twenties, he quips, I felt that by the time I was forty I would have grown-up enough to let go of my bad habits.

  • The truth shall set you free

    Sep 11, 2014

    We live in challenging times. Not only are we faced with economic and social difficulties, the political situation too has become difficult.

  • Speaking up against oppression and persecution

    Sep 05, 2014

    The trend towards ethno-religious rhetoric and superficial religiousity in some countries in this region and South Asia often masks serious problems.