Columns

  • My big leap towards adulthood

    Nov 27, 2021

    The concept of “work from home” was introduced throughout the nation as a safety precaution by the government.

  • Why were so many people in poor health in Jesus’ time?

    Nov 27, 2021

    We should be careful to preserve our farmland and fishing waters so that the nation’s food security is protected.

  • Honest evangelisation needs honest journalism

    Nov 27, 2021

    We all suffer embarrassment when, as is inevitable, corruption and scandals that have been hidden are exposed by others.

  • Dealing with emotional paralysis

    Nov 27, 2021

    Our greatest strength is often our greatest weakness. Sensitivity is a gift, but as any sensitive person will tell you, that gift can be a mixed blessing.

  • My mother’s keeper

    Nov 19, 2021

    My mother was a career woman all her life. A proverbial ‘boomer’, she worked her way from clerk to secretary to loans administration manager at a local bank until she took voluntary separation of service when she was 53.

  • The notion of a vocation

    Nov 19, 2021

    There’s an important truth in that notion, though it needs some critical nuances. First, in that spirituality, they thought of vocations in a very restrictive sense, essentially envisaging only four basic vocations: priesthood, religious life, marriage, and single life.

  • Being an altar server… and all things in between

    Nov 13, 2021

    The Mass is not a duty but, instead, a calling for us, as sons and daughters of God, to participate in a heavenly realm in this sin-ridden world, a glimpse of the paradise Christ promised when dying on the Cross.

  • Giving ourselves a better story

    Nov 12, 2021

    In a recent book, Living Between Worlds, James Hollis offers a piece of wit that carries more depth than is first evident.

  • Are you enjoying or contemplating life?

    Nov 05, 2021

    Perched on a rock overlooking the sea, I caught sight of two men knee-deep in the waters, throwing a net for a catch.

  • Binding and loosing

    Nov 05, 2021

    Love is the ultimate power within life. God is love, and in the end there will only be love. Already at a purely human level, outside of any faith considerations, we sense its power, as something that can ultimately withstand everything.