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We Need New Thinking, Not New “Wrapping,” Cardinal.

As the papal conclave moves towards electing a new pope, what does it say about the prospects for real change in the Catholic church when one of its most prominent cardinals says of church teachings: “Let’s perhaps work on a

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Gongs and Cymbals

                         If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. 1 Cor 13 Nothing in my own background or education equipped me to deal with this grave

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Malaysia: From Tun Abdul Razak to Najib Razak

1967 In a speech celebrating Malaysia’s 10th year of Merdeka (Independence), then Deputy PM Tun Abdul Razak declared: “We have drawn from the richness of our multi-racial cultural heritage and have built a Malaysian culture with an identity of its

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Malaysia: Pope gets the View from the Pew

Several hundred Malaysian Catholics have endorsed a letter to the Pope about Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to the Vatican on July 19. Following are extracts from the letter which provides background and a context for the visit that Catholics

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