Focus

  • Let’s learn to journey together

    Oct 13, 2023

    Almost 11 years ago, I walked past a pair of Swiss guards, their right hands raised in salute, into the Synod Hall at the Vatican and sat down.

  • What’s in play at the Synod on Synodality?

    Oct 13, 2023

    As the Vatican prepared to welcome participants of the Synod on Synodality, Pope Francis seemed to acknowledge that the gathering he initiated to bring the Church together into fruitful dialogue has amplified intense divisions in the body of Christ.

  • Pope Francis replies to new “dubia” related to Synod

    Oct 13, 2023

    On October 2, 2023, the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith made public Pope Francis’ letter of July 11, responding to five cardinals who had sent the Pope a message expressing their doubts — “dubia” in Latin — in the run-up to the opening of the Synod, Oct 4 on the future of the Churc

  • Answering the doubts: What are dubia?

    Oct 13, 2023

    The publication of a new set of questions addressed to Pope Francis by five longtime cardinals has once again turned the focus of Catholics to the place of “dubia” in the life of the Church.

  • Priest finds homes for stray dogs one Mass at a time

    Oct 13, 2023

    A Brazilian priest is certainly taking care of all of God’s creation when he spends his time finding homes for stray dogs.

  • Teen reaches the “God frequency” on ‘Britain’s Got Talent'

    Oct 13, 2023

    Singing at a rare 963 Hz, Malakai Bayoh reached the God frequency with his stunning rendition of Pie Jesu.

  • Jane soaks in her investiture

    Oct 13, 2023

    Nine months following her recognition as a recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award, Jane Chelliah-Manning received her medal at Windsor Castle on September 26.

  • Bishops should get regular performance reviews

    Oct 06, 2023

    As the Synod on Synodality is currently underway, we have heard much talk from the information-gathering process about greater inclusion and diversity in Church governance. However, there has been little discussion about the shape of the Church hierarchy, particularly with respect to accountability

  • The living Church of the faith-filled and departed

    Oct 06, 2023

    A synodal Church must sincerely listen to the profound questions of truth, faith, and belonging of those Catholics who have walked away

  • Sr Maria Filia Docilis professes perpetual vows

    Oct 06, 2023

    On the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8, the Church of the Immaculate Conception witnessed the solemn yet joyous celebration of Sr Maria Filia Docilis (Amy Cheah) as she professed her perpetual vows in the Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará.