Focus

  • Virtual celebration in Kuala Lumpur

    Jan 15, 2021

    This year’s celebration on Jan 21 will be a virtual one due to the MCO and the state of emergency. Segments of the “Order of celebration” will be pre-recorded.

  • Christ is the light at Christmas

    Jan 09, 2021

    Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Yes, for the year 2020, we may have been crippled by the coronavirus, but the spirit of Christmas must be kept alive.

  • Life after the pandemic

    Jan 09, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy and then the whole world in March 2020 with astonishing consequences provoking a health crisis.. It not only destroyed the hopes and future of the entire world, but also took the lives of many.

  • Why Christians believe in resurrection, not reincarnation

    Dec 24, 2020

    Every time Christians recite the Apostles’ Creed, they affirm their belief in what will happen to them after death: “'I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.”

  • A guide to pandemic ministry

    Dec 19, 2020

    When the Catholic Church opted to go virtual for its Holy Week services this past year, I had misgivings about the relative scale of values this implied.

  • Pandemic seen as chance for Church ‘to innovate’ ways to engage young adults

    Dec 19, 2020

    There was a recurring theme during a Dec 7-11 young adult ministry conference: Zoom encounters were adequate in the early months of the COVID-19 pande

  • A father who teaches the value, dignity and joy of work

    Dec 12, 2020

    “Fathers are not born, but made,” says Pope Francis. “A man does not become a father simply by bringing a child into the world, but by taking up the responsibility to care for that child.”

  • What popes from Pius IX to Francis have said about St Joseph

    Dec 12, 2020

    Pope Francis has proclaimed that the Church will honor St. Joseph in a particular way over the course of the next year.

  • We should stop filming the Liturgy of the Eucharist

    Dec 05, 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, friends and relatives reported that seeing these liturgies on TV helped them spiritually, especially around Easter. Such broadcasts seemed to meet a need. Liturgical history is rich and varied, and using technology to adjust to present circumstances seemed warranted.

  • Joe Biden will be the second Catholic president Here’s what you need to know about his faith

    Nov 28, 2020

    The morning of Election Day, Joseph R. Biden Jr prayed during Mass at the Catholic parish near his home in Delaware. Late that night, when it became clear that no winner would be determined, Mr Biden spoke to supporters. He urged patience, told them that he believed he would be elected president and asked them to “keep the faith.”