Sunday Reflection

  • Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul: They couldn’t even Tweet

    Jun 26, 2014

    If only St Peter was on facebook! He would have had a whole bunch of friends. People from all over the world could have seen pictures of him entering Rome, standing in the forum, waving from a seat in the Colosseum, eating gelato at the chariot races. People in China could have read his sermons.

  • The Solemnity of Corpus Christi: Beyond the Carousel

    Jun 19, 2014

    A few weeks ago I came upon a beautiful carousel. Instant reflections of early childhood hit me as I remember the merry- go-rounds I would go on at Seaside Heights back in the day when the term “Jersey Shore” had no connotations of immorality.

  • “Grace, love, and fellowship”

    Jun 12, 2014

    June is traditionally the month to honour the Holy Trinity. It is also the month when fathers are honoured. That’s an opportune, if delicate, congruence.

  • “What the Spirit brings is very different.”

    Jun 05, 2014

    There are many gifts in the Church, many ministries, many works, many members.

  • Jesus looked up to heaven

    May 29, 2014

    Jesus had a good season this Eastertide (1996). During Holy Week he made the covers of Time, Newsweek, and US News and World Report — a phenomenon that might lead us to think that he had really changed the world for good, except for the fact that the Unabomber appeared on all three covers the following week.

  • As Good as the Christian Samaritans

    May 23, 2014

    They were the people that everyone hated. They were the Samaritans. The Romans and Greeks and other gentiles hated them because they saw them as just another group of Jews, only ones who could not benefit the empire much.

  • Irony behind attack on the two nuns in Seremban

    May 23, 2014

    The attack on two nuns of the Infant Jesus religious order outside the Church of the Visitation shocked many.

  • How Do I Get There?

    May 16, 2014

    How do I get there from here? That question used to be part of every car trip to an unfamiliar place, at least when the wife got her way and the husband asked for directions. About twenty years ago, a newly married couple from the parish invited me to dinner.

  • The hudud debate: Stepping back from the chasm

    May 16, 2014

    So the two Pas private members’ bills, originally supposed to be tabled in Parliament in June, have been shelved.

  • The Voice of the Lord

    May 07, 2014

    In the United States, most of our ranches are self contained. By that I mean that the rancher has his own fields for crops or grazing and his own facilities to care for his livestock.