Focus

  • Francis’ dynamic pontificate: What remains on the agenda

    Mar 18, 2022

    History’s first-ever Jesuit and New World Pope begins his tenth year as Bishop of Rome.

  • A window into synodal thinking

    Mar 18, 2022

    Online Mass, walk-up communion and drive-in Eucharist during the liturgical lockdown have shown us the dominant culture of the Church.

  • UM honours Catholic scientist with Emeritus status

    Mar 18, 2022

    Renowned, award-winning medical scientist, Prof Dr Christopher Ng Kwan Hoong, adds another feather to his already illustrious cap with the conferred Emeritus Professor status by Universiti Malaya (UM).

  • Tween DJ enters Malaysia Book of Records

    Mar 18, 2022

    The Malaysia Book of Records awarded Lawrence Anthony Paramanathan aka DJ Lollipop, the Youngest Disc Jockey (DJ) title at the Hangover, PJ on March 12, 2022.

  • Synod on Synodality ‘is not sociological analysis of the Church’

    Mar 11, 2022

    A Vatican cardinal has said that the Synod on Synodality is a process of discernment, not a sociological survey.

  • Synodality and Catholic business leaders in West Africa

    Mar 11, 2022

    The Church in the West African country of Togo recently marked its first-ever National Day of Fraternity for Catholic Business Leaders. The theme of the celebration was “Communion, participation and mission: the challenges of synodality”. Ambroise Abalo, who is president of the Movement of Catholic Business Leaders of Togo (MCCATHO), spoke with La Croix Africa’s Charles Ayetan about synodality and the place of the laity in the Church and in the city.

  • Guided by the Father

    Mar 11, 2022

    There are lots of people who inspire you throughout your lifetime. Some are just worth writing about because they believe in collective power and in uplifting others for positive change.

  • Synodality, authority and effective leadership

    Mar 04, 2022

    François Asselin is the head of a construction company in France that specialises in heritage restoration. He is also president of the Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (CPME), which claims 243,000 member companies that employ some four million people. Asselin is also a practicing Catholic and is interested in the synodal process that Pope Francis has launched in the Church. He spoke with La Croix’s Gilles Donada about some of the lessons his professional life has taught him about authority and effective leadership and how they can be applied in the Church.

  • Synodality and who gets to make the decisions

    Feb 26, 2022

    Jean-François Chiron (pic) is a French Catholic priest and theologian who has done much research and published many articles and books on ecclesiology – that is, the nature of the Church. Currently professor at the Catholic University of Lyon, he spoke with La Croix’s Christophe Henning about the synodal process and the challenges it presents in changing structures, especially in the exercise of authority.

  • Synodal path on track in Philippines

    Feb 26, 2022

    The synodal process in the Philippines is no longer only an assembly of bishops but a journey for all the faithful in which every local church has an integral part to play, says a Catholic leader.