Focus

  • A journey of global insight and local action

    May 24, 2024

    Fr David Garaman, from the Diocese of Sandakan, served as the delegate for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei (CBCMSB) at the World Meeting of Parish Priests held at the Vatican from April 28 to May 2, 2024. Presently, he fulfils the role of Rector at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Tawau while also overseeing responsibilities as head of the Diocesan Pastoral Council and the Diocesan Liturgical Commission. He shares his insights and experiences from this global gathering.

  • Pope Francis meets elderly priests in a Roman parish

    May 24, 2024

    Pope Francis meets some 70 priests who have been ordained 40 years ago or more for a closed-door conversation at a Roman parish near the Vatican, and greets a group of primary school students and children attending catechism classes there.

  • Chiara Corbella’s beatification cause to take a step forward in June

    May 24, 2024

    Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo, the joyful young mother who died of cancer in 2012, will be one step closer next month to being declared a saint.

  • Shared responsibility is ancient faith practice

    May 10, 2024

    Synodal assemblies and listening sessions are not a new Catholic invention; gatherings of the faithful to pray, discuss divisive issues and seek a solution together are as old as the Hebrew Scriptures, a Canadian theologian told clergy at the World Meeting of Parish Priests for the Synod.

  • Cardinal William Goh shares his thoughts on the synod

    May 10, 2024

    In an exclusive interview with EWTN News recently, Cardinal William Goh, the archbishop of Singapore, spoke on several topics, including the Synod on Synodality. The cardinal suggests the need for “another level” to the Synod on Synodality beyond its second and final assembly this October — namely a bishopsonly synod. The existing synod, which includes bishops, clergy and laypeople, “cannot really be considered a theological dogmatic synod,” he says, because not all of the delegates are theologically trained. We feature an extract of the interview here.

  • “When is Father coming to my house for Mass?”

    May 10, 2024

    Special child Brian Lim was overjoyed this Easter season when his dad, Benedict, was baptised at Easter and Mass in the BEC was celebrated in his home recently.

  • Walking ‘With Jesus for Jesus’

    May 03, 2024

    A 15-minute silent thanksgiving after receiving Communion helped lead a group of religious sisters to an upcoming 65-day pilgrimage on foot across more than a quarter of the country.

  • Pope Francis more interested in big discussions than specific issues

    May 03, 2024

    A key synod adviser says Pope Francis is more interested in deepening the practice of synodality within the Catholic Church rather than wading into debates over the hot-button issues that have emerged from his major, three-year process to reform the global institution.

  • CCR creates ‘Church On Fire’ with God’s love

    Apr 26, 2024

    The Catholic Church’s charismatic renewal is a movement of the Holy Spirit to “bring about a Church that is on fire” with God’s love, the new head of the Holy See’s official charismatic body told OSV News.

  • We need to use our social media platforms

    Apr 26, 2024

    Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith through his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter). Working as a journalist and social media consultant, he has been reporting on Church topics for over five years. CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, spoke to him