Focus

  • A time for keeping silent

    Jan 21, 2022

    Natalia Trouiller has seen a lot of what works in the Church and a lot of what doesn't. A writer and lecturer, she has published several books. She also served from 2013-2015 as communications director for the Archdiocese of Lyon (France), an experience that helped her better understand the weight o

  • Synodality is not a ‘search for majority consensus’

    Jan 21, 2022

    Pope Francis said that synodality is not a “search for majority consensus,” but rather a “style” guided by the Holy Spirit.

  • Synodal virtues of mutual trust

    Jan 14, 2022

    Unless the ordained ministers and the People of God sincerely trust one another, there will never be a synodal Church.

  • God never takes a vacation

    Jan 14, 2022

    God never takes a vacation.

  • Where my sight cannot reach, my other senses can

    Jan 14, 2022

    World Braille Day on January 4 is celebrated to honour the birth of Braille’s inventor, Louis Braille. Braille’s gift to the world has brightened the lives of millions of people around the world who are blind or visually impaired, and they benefit from his work every day.

  • We observed His Star in the East

    Jan 14, 2022

    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity — Jan 18 - 25, 2022

  • Is Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality bound to disappoint — or will it renew the Church?

    Jan 08, 2022

    Pope Francis has begun a multi-year process for the entire Church, what he has called “a synod on synodality.”

  • Christmas invites us to dialogue, unity, peace

    Dec 31, 2021

    In his "Urbi et Orbi" Christmas message given at midday in Saint Peter's Square, Pope Francis expressed the joy of this day when God shows us through the birth of Jesus the way of encounter and dialogue so that we might know it and follow it in trust and hope, something needed more than ever in our troubled world.

  • Jesus shows the way from littleness to greatness

    Dec 31, 2021

    At the Mass during the Night for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Pope Francis reflected on how God comes into the world in littleness, as a tiny infant, drawing near to us to touch our hearts. The Pope celebrated the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica with a smaller congregation, in respect for health-safety rules.

  • ‘A synodal Church must also walk with Protestants and Muslims’

    Dec 17, 2021

    Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga knows the civil unrest and violent conflict first hand. His native Central African Republic (CAR) has been experiencing an ongoing civil war of various levels of intensity for nearly a decade.