• Why the makers of ChatGPT care what Pope Francis says about AI

    Apr 08, 2023

    The people behind chatbots are asking questions of priests and ethicists rather than turning to their artificially intelligent creations.

  • Pope image ? first real mass-level AI misinformation case

    Apr 08, 2023

    A stylish Pope Francis became the topic of conversation recently after images of the pontiff wearing a white puffer jacket began circulating online, bringing in fashion-related compliments.

  • Teacher finds right chemistry with God and students

    Apr 08, 2023

    Amanda Horan is in a self-described place of “contentment and happiness,” so it may seem unusual to start this story about her by focusing on what she calls “a dark period” in her life, a time when she was angry at God.

  • Synodality: Is there only one way?

    Mar 31, 2023

    The recent criticism of the German Church and its decisions on Der Synodale Weg (Synodal Path) raises starkly the question about the ambit of permitted discernment and whether there are unspoken rules about the limits of synodality.

  • Is the priest listening to you? Indian diocese surveys families for synod

    Mar 31, 2023

    An Indian diocese used its existing small Christian communities to train lay leaders to reach out to a wide variety of Catholics — including broken families — ensuring that everyone had a voice in the listening process for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on synodality.

  • We are only young once

    Mar 31, 2023

    One of the outcomes of the Peninsular Malaysia Pastoral Convention I in 1986 was the inclusion of the youth ministry as one of the five core groups needed towards building a Christ-centred community (the rest were Unity among bishops, priests, religious, laity; Formation for all; Integral human development of the poor; Dialogue with Christians and non- Christians). Youth were (and still are) seen as one of the components towards building a Christ-centred Church.

  • Seeing the Catholic Church through the eyes of a global news aggregator

    Mar 31, 2023

    In a sense, the Church gets smaller using Flipboard but in the best way. I am made aware of the struggles and witness of Catholics all around the world in a way that no one publication or country’s publications could ever accomplish.

  • Prayer is the dance of God

    Mar 31, 2023

    Performing arts polymath Michael Xavier Voon, has multiple local and international accolades under his creative arm.

  • African bishops say they’ll listen to synod, but also have something to teach

    Mar 24, 2023

    African prelates wrapped up their end of Pope Francis’ ongoing Synod on Synodality in early March, vowing that Africa will listen to the rest of the Church but also insisting that it has much to teach.

  • German Catholics conclude their “Synodal Path”

    Mar 24, 2023

    The Catholic Church in Germany has finally completed its highly publicised “Synodal Path” (der Synodale Weg), a project for ecclesial reform that the bishops launched three years ago, together with lay leaders, in response to the county's clergy sex abuse crisis.

Sunday Reflection

God is not like us

God is beyond us. That is what the readings point to this weekend. The fact that God is a mystery and beyond our thinking is not something that should frustrate or disappoint us but, rather, it should be a source of our hope and the ground that we walk on as Christians.

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