Focus

  • Three things we learned from: Malaysia’s ‘Allah’ case

    Jan 30, 2015

    Now that the Federal Court has slammed its doors shut on the Catholic Church, it is stuck with the Home Ministry’s 1986 ‘Allah’ ban.

  • Five Lessons for Dialogue

    Jan 30, 2015

    The new openness to religion among both professional philosophers and those we might call philosophers of life is good news for Christians concerned about dialogue with the secular world.

  • How to mark February 2nd 2015 in this Year of Consecrated Life

    Jan 23, 2015

    There are some suggestions of how to mark February 2nd 2015 in this Year of Consecrated Life

  • Highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church

    Jan 23, 2015

    In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord which is on February 2.

  • The importance of the interior and private

    Jan 23, 2015

    We can never be challenged too strongly with regards to being committed to social justice.

  • Another Ecumenical Council?

    Jan 15, 2015

    Someone sent me a curious note a week or so ago, trying to confirm a “rumor” that experts at some of the pontifical universities in Rome have been “asked to quietly prepare preliminary documents for an ecumenical council to be called during or after the 2015 synod.”

  • Pope’s message is often lost in translation

    Jan 15, 2015

    The days when Latin was the official language at the Vatican are long since past. In the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council multilingualism has more and more become a standard feature of ecclesiastical Rome.

  • Cardinal Pietro Parolin on the Pope’s journey to the Philippines

    Jan 15, 2015

    The mission of the Church in the Philippines and Sri Lanka is that of the Church throughout the world: to proclaim the Gospel, to proclaim the Good News of Jesus, who is the font of life and of hope for all mankind.

  • Understanding and appreciating our differences

    Jan 15, 2015

    It’s common for us to see God’s grace and blessing in what unites us. We naturally sense the presence of grace when, at our core, we feel a strong moral bond with certain other persons, churches, and faiths. That, biblically, is what defines family.

  • Food for thought

    Jan 15, 2015

    “One of the most consistent truths taught in sacred Scripture is that the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jesus is totally inclusive.