Columns

  • The transcript of our trial

    Apr 24, 2014

    The biblical accounts of Jesus’ passion and death focus very much on his trial, describing it in length and in detail.

  • Unless a wheat grain falls – Karpal Singh’s legacy will yield a rich harvest

    Apr 24, 2014

    Tens of thousands of Malaysians gathered to bid farewell to the Tiger of Jelutong on the holiest day of the Christian calendar.

  • The Garden of Gethsemane

    Apr 16, 2014

    "Several years ago, Mel Gibson produced and directed a movie which enjoyed a spectacular popularity. Entitled, The Passion of the Christ, the movie depicts Jesus’ paschal journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to his death on Golgotha, but with a very heavy emphasis on his physical suffering.

  • Easter and the paradox of New Life

    Apr 16, 2014

    Easter is about new life, the resurrection of Jesus.

  • Our need to share our riches with the poor

    Apr 11, 2014

    We need to give away some of our own possessions in order to be healthy. Wealth that is hoarded always corrupts those who possess it.

  • Rising beyond the ordinary to make a difference

    Apr 10, 2014

    Sometimes we tend to feel that it is difficult to rise above the humdrum ordinariness of our lives. In the larger scheme of things, we may feel powerless to effect change. After all, we are just cogs in the machine, just bit players in a relentless, sometimes ruthless and rapacious system.

  • Irene Fernandez’s passing a great loss to the cause of migrant workers

    Apr 02, 2014

    The passing of Irene Fernandez due to heart failure on 31 March is a great loss to the cause of migrant workers in the country. They have lost someone who consistently championed their cause.

  • Groaning beyond words — our deeper way of praying

    Apr 02, 2014

    When we no longer know how to pray, the Spirit, in groans too deep for words, prays through us.

  • What dark nights do for us

    Mar 27, 2014

    After Mother Teresa died, her diaries revealed something that shocked many people, namely, during the last sixty years of her life, from age 27 until she died at age 87, she struggled to imagine that God existed and had no affective experience of either the person or the existence of God.

  • What happens if a parish adopts the preferential option for the poor?

    Mar 27, 2014

    Now that no less a person than the Pope himself wants to transform the universal Church into the Church of the poor, perhaps we should think about how that vision can be realised at the grass-roots level, namely at the parish and BEC levels.