Focus

  • Making Easter, all fifty days, count

    Apr 16, 2014

    People are accustomed to giving up things for Lent. Perhaps we need to start a new tradition and start giving up things for Easter.

  • Our need to share our riches with the poor

    Apr 11, 2014

    We need to give away some of our own possessions in order to be healthy. Wealth that is hoarded always corrupts those who possess it.

  • Food for thought

    Apr 11, 2014

    Jesus died because he was faithful to the mission of proclaiming the kingdom. That threatened the establishment – religious and political.

  • A fidelity to the Gospel above all

    Apr 11, 2014

    Anyone who has read about the Crucifixion and the horribly cruel and painful events leading up to it has to wonder why God would have willed such a terrible death for a son he so loved.

  • Jesus didn’t back down from proclaiming the Gospel

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed are summary statements of what Christians believe. Although the wording in these two creeds is somewhat different – the Nicene Creed is longer – they express the same essential beliefs of the faith.

  • Pavithra, a Brahmin Hindu who is converting to Catholicism: “Without Christ we are nothing ”

    Apr 02, 2014

    "Naturally drawn towards Christianity" following a spiritual journey that has culminated in the decision to " follow Christ because without him we are nothing".

  • Groaning beyond words — our deeper way of praying

    Apr 02, 2014

    When we no longer know how to pray, the Spirit, in groans too deep for words, prays through us.

  • Food for thought

    Apr 02, 2014

    Last year, Easter brought with it a new pope, and the new pope brought with him a classic, timeless message: “Christ is risen!”

  • For Christians, death leads toward, not away, from life

    Apr 02, 2014

    The household’s older children erupted into endless shrieks of delight when the phone call came from the hospital announcing the birth of their baby sister and our newest grandchild. Two of the children, overwhelmed by excitement, raced out the door to tell the good news to their neighbours.

  • The life of Christians extends beyond death

    Apr 02, 2014

    The book A New Catechism: Catholic Faith for Adults, also known as the Dutch Catechism, tells the story of Christian missionaries who visited a pagan king.