Focus

  • Should the Church require a year of marriage preparation?

    Jul 01, 2022

    The Vatican recently released a document with recommendations for a year-long “marriage catechumenate” to prepare Catholic couples for the sacrament of matrimony.

  • Rediscover, recapture sacred sense of Sundays

    Jun 24, 2022

    Future Cardinal Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, suggests we must rediscover the sacred sense of Sundays, and as worshipers, when celebrating the liturgy, worshipping and praising God. The English Cardinal-designate stressed this when reflecting on Pope Francis naming him cardinal and how he expects to assist the Holy Father. In this conversation, the Prefect also reflects on recent debates about the liturgy and the Eucharist, noting “it’s a tragedy” because “the Eucharist is, by its nature, the sacrament that unites the entire Church.”

  • Synodus locuta

    Jun 24, 2022

    The synodal process is speaking through local Churches all over the world. How will Rome respond?

  • The Synod is moving forward!

    Jun 24, 2022

    The Catholic Bishops Conference of France (CEF) recently held an extraordinary plenary assembly in the city of Lyon that was dedicated to the Synod on Synodality.

  • Setting tracks ablaze

    Jun 24, 2022

    Ipoh-born Shereen Vallabouy is setting tracks blazing as Malaysia’s third-fastest woman over 400m.

  • Experts debate meaning of ‘synodality’ for global Church

    Jun 17, 2022

    Throughout July, some 100,000 people will be able to participate in a free, online seminar about synodality, curated by three theologians from Latin America and including witnesses from all around the world.

  • Five keys for true interreligious dialogue

    Jun 10, 2022

    As the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue holds its plenary assembly this week in Rome, an expert from Africa, Fr Peter Onoja, SMA explains why it’s urgent for Catholics to engage people of other faiths.

  • Nigerian cardinal inducts 60 “ambassadors” to build peace, tolerance

    Jun 10, 2022

    The Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) non-governmental organisation has inducted 60 peace-ambassadors to build and strengthen the processes of social change in Nigeria and in other parts of Africa.

  • National Synod Day for Church in England and Wales

    Jun 10, 2022

    Approximately 80 to 90 bishops, clergy and lay people who were part of the synodal consultation process in their dioceses met together in Southwark on June 8.

  • A “coherent synthesis”

    Jun 10, 2022

    Members of St Peter’s Parish in Yvetot in the Diocese of Rouen (France) began meeting in late November for synodal discussions, focusing on the theme of “co-responsibility in mission”.