Focus

  • Marriage internal forum solution

    Sep 04, 2015

    Quite a number of Synod Fathers appealed for greater efficiency and a speeding up of Marriage Tribunals as a way forward pastorally with regard to the divorced and re-married Catholics, even at the recent Synod.

  • Human Nature – Is it Somehow all Wrong?

    Sep 04, 2015

    An American humorist was once asked what he loved most in life. This was his reply: I love women best; whiskey next; my neighbor a little; and God hardly at all!

  • A Historic Pulpit

    Aug 27, 2015

    Pope Francis address workshop on climate change and human trafficking attended by mayors from around the world at Vatican.

  • A critical evaluation of some of the pastoral solutions proposed

    Aug 27, 2015

    Since the pastoral issue of the divorced and re-married is an ancient one, various pastoral solutions have been suggested all along history, as to how Catholics in such unions could receive the Eucharist.

  • Political correctness – swallowing hard

    Aug 26, 2015

    Just because something is politically-correct doesn’t mean that it might not also be correct. Sometimes we have to swallow hard to accept truth.

  • ‘Are we starting to destroy ourselves?’

    Aug 26, 2015

    Heat waves in Pakistan, toxic floods in Vietnam, crippling haze in Malaysia and torrential rain in Myanmar.

  • Food for Thought

    Aug 26, 2015

    In 2007, in America magazine, Jesuit Father Daniel J. Harrington wrote not just about the duty of a shepherd but also about the role and duty of the "flock."

  • A shepherd’s duty is to respond to all

    Aug 26, 2015

    In John 10:4, Jesus tells us that a sheep knows his master's voice and responds accordingly. That should tell us as much, if not more, about the shepherd as it does about the sheep.

  • Modern shepherds in the world

    Aug 26, 2015

    Few citizens of 21st-century megacities know much about caring for sheep. When they look for work, they don't scan the help-wanted ads for jobs herding sheep.

  • Food for Thought

    Aug 21, 2015

    The story has been told many times. A Brazilian cardinal whispered to then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, “Don’t forget the poor,” as he began his papacy as Pope Francis. He chose the name after the saint devoted to the poor.