Focus

  • Human compassion in the face of violence

    Aug 28, 2014

    While humans have an incredible capacity for violence and pain, they can also exhibit unimaginable acts of compassion, even at times when one would least expect it.

  • Rebuilt: Awakening the faithful, Reaching the lost, Making Church matter

    Aug 22, 2014

    In Rebuilt: Awakening the faithful, Reaching the lost, Making Church matter, authors Michael White and Tom Corcoran record in telling detail what they did to make their Church from being just a sleepy- hollow parish with “a languid community aging in place” into a vibrant, super Catholic parish in Timonium, Maryland, a little suburban community jus

  • A reflection on The Joy of the Gospel

    Aug 22, 2014

    We must let go of the fears, embrace Christ and radical change. Especially at this time in the life of the Church in Malaysia it is very easy to become pessimistic.

  • Finding common ground among Catholics

    Aug 21, 2014

    Last year, on a flight home from World Youth Day in Brazil, Pope Francis had this to say about the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement.

  • Food For Thought

    Aug 21, 2014

    On June 1, Pope Francis made a confession while surrounded by 50,000 Catholic charismatics in Rome.

  • A renewal of faith in the modern church

    Aug 21, 2014

    On the eve of Pentecost 2014, Pope Francis attended a conference in an Italian stadium with 50,000 Catholics who appeared every bit as excited as the soccer fans who had swarmed the venue a few weeks later.

  • Walking on water and sinking like a stone

    Aug 21, 2014

    Faith isn’t something you ever simply achieve. It’s not something that you ever nail down as a fait accompli.

  • Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness

    Aug 14, 2014

    Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis' secret recipe for happiness.

  • Christians and Muslims exchange Middle East kindness

    Aug 14, 2014

    Conflict is nothing new in the Middle East. Perhaps it's the relentlessness of the 24-hour news cycle or the pervasive reach of social media that keeps the world literally at our fingertips, but events of the last few weeks give the impression that the troubled region of my birth has never been more bloody or violent.

  • “Caliphate” expels Christians from the Nineveh Plain

    Aug 14, 2014

    After capturing Mosul, jihadist Islamic State militants have now also taken hold of the villages in the Nineveh Plain which had been historical strongholds of local Christian communities in ancient Mesopotamia since time immemorial.