Focus

  • How knowing your fertility can catch diseases early

    Aug 06, 2015

    When Maggie was in high school, she stayed after class to talk to ask a teacher what to do about a very personal concern she felt her physician was not taking seriously.

  • Papal parenting guide: Francis delivers his own how-to for families

    Aug 06, 2015

    Pope Francis knows the family is made up of real people living in the real world, which is why he often gives down-to-earth advice.

  • Food for Thought

    Jul 31, 2015

    Catholic social teaching, which flows straight from the teaching of Jesus, addresses how we are to use money for our benefit and the benefit of others.

  • Is it a sin to be rich?

    Jul 31, 2015

    In our lives of faith, we hear the phrase found in Mark 10:25 over and over: “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

  • The Gospel’s approach to wealth

    Jul 31, 2015

    Does being spiritual and being devoted to God mean we have to flee the material world, its wealth, pleasures and our possessions? It’s a question that comes up frequently as we read Church documents, listen to our spiritual leaders or even when we page through the Bible.

  • The healing place of silence

    Jul 31, 2015

    A recent book, by Robyn Cadwallander, The Anchoress, tells the story of a young woman, Sarah, who chooses to shut herself off from the world and lives as an Anchoress, like Julian of Norwich.

  • Asian Jesuits urged to adhere to Laudato Si’

    Jul 31, 2015

    The Jesuit Superiors in Asia Pacific have urged all their members, colleagues and all those involved with their work to make a thoughtful and generous response to Pope Francis’ new encyclical Laudato Si’ (On the Care of Our Common Home).

  • Pope Francis supports food entitlement

    Jul 31, 2015

    Pope Francis in his Address to Participants in the 39th Session of the FAO at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall hoped that the Member States will operate following the inspiration that the right to food can be guaranteed if only we take care of the real subject — the man who suffers the effects of hunger and undernourishment.

  • What is food entitlement?

    Jul 31, 2015

    More than 40 years ago, Amartya Sen tried to use a concept called “food entitlement”. In his book Poverty and Famine published in 1981 he explains the causation behind or the preceding phases which are at the basis of hunger and famine.

  • Food for Thought

    Jul 23, 2015

    Beliefs that defy earthly explanation are part of the spiritual DNA of a Catholic.