Focus

  • World Day Against the Death Penalty – October 10: Call to action – What you can do

    Oct 08, 2021

    Pray for families of murder and other crime victims, those on death row and their families, for those accused who are on trial and face the mandatory

  • It all starts with forgiveness

    Oct 08, 2021

    The basis of forgiving oneself is the kindness and compassion of God for us in Christ Jesus (Eph:4:32). Therefore, with Jesus as the teacher and guide let me take you through a couple of steps that takes the blame out of the situation and help focus on the path towards the fresh perspective.

  • No alternative to synodality as the way forward for the Church

    Oct 02, 2021

    The opening of the preparatory phase of the Synod of Bishops' 2023 assembly on synodality in the Church officially begins in less than a month from now.

  • Much talk of Germany’s Synodal Path, but what is it?

    Oct 02, 2021

    As Catholics in Germany prepare for their second Synodal Assembly, Aachen Bishop Helmut Dieser has appealed for open debate to be held within the auspices of the Synodal Path reform project and not in the media, on the internet or other platforms.

  • Towards an ever wider ‘WE’

    Sep 25, 2021

    Pope Francis highlights the importance of inclusiveness and fraternity in his 2021 Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, stressing that an ever wider “we” will help renew the human family, build a future of justice and peace, and ensure that no one is left behind.

  • We embrace those at the peripheries

    Sep 25, 2021

    “Go out into the streets of every existential periphery in order to heal wounds and to seek out the straying, without prejudice or fear, without proselytising, but ready to widen her (the Church’s) tent to embrace everyone.

  • Synodal process not about ‘gathering opinions,’ but ‘listening to the Holy Spirit’

    Sep 25, 2021

    Pope Francis said that the twoyear process leading to the 2023 synod on synodality is not about “gathering opinions,” but “listening to the Holy Spirit.”

  • Empowering the vulnerable

    Sep 25, 2021

    The steps of a determined nun who has only love for the poor and a vocation to serve the people with whom she has lived amongst, has changed the lives of many in Selayang.

  • Ugandan men take on new family roles

    Sep 25, 2021

    It is not unusual these days to find Raymond Okello, who lives in the Karamoja area of northeastern Uganda, washing dishes, tending the kitchen garden, or caring for the baby when home.

  • Bishops to engage all the faithful in the Synod

    Sep 18, 2021

    The Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, in an interview with Vatican News, explains the importance of the first, diocesan phase of the synodal process, which opens on 10 October. He says the first stage of consultation “is a founding phase, it must engage not only Catholics but all the baptised."