Focus

  • On not being stingy with God’s mercy

    Jun 27, 2014

    Today, for a number of reasons, we struggle to be generous and prodigal with God’s mercy.

  • ‘Allah’ ban stays

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Malaysian Catholic Church's fight over the use of the word "Allah" in their weekly publication ended on June 23 after the Federal Court dismissed the church's leave application to appeal the ban.

  • Churches insist on right to ‘Allah’ despite apex court ruling

    Jun 27, 2014

    Christians still have the right to refer to God as ‘Allah’ in their bibles and church services as the Federal Court ruling should be limited to the Catholic Church weekly, the HERALD, the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) said on June 23.

  • Opposing sides look to future as ‘Allah’ tussle draws to a close

    Jun 27, 2014

    After six years of strained relations over the use of the word ‘Allah’, groups representing Malaysia’s Christian and Muslim communities say it may be time to look beyond the divisive issue.

  • Food For Thought

    Jun 20, 2014

    In September 2015, the United States will be the setting for the church’s World Meeting of Families.

  • The domestic church in action

    Jun 20, 2014

    When I was a little girl, my family would gather each evening to pray the rosary, not an uncommon tradition in those days.

  • A global focus on the family

    Jun 20, 2014

    In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI announced plans to visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.

  • Choral music and its place in the liturgy

    Jun 20, 2014

    Contrary to popular belief, active participation in the liturgy was not a concept created by the Second Vatican Council.

  • The regrets we can live with

    Jun 20, 2014

    In her recent book, The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd presents us with a deeply conflicted heroine, Sarah, a highly sensitive woman who grows up the daughter of a slave-owner and a child of privilege.

  • The unemployment rate worries me

    Jun 20, 2014

    In an interview granted with Spanish-language magazine La Vanguardia on June 9, Pope Francis discussed about violence, the Church being poor, the relationships between Jews and Christians as well as Orthodox and Catholics.