"The parables of Jesus seek to draw one into the Kingdom, and they challenge us to act and to live from the gift which is experienced therein. But we do not want parables. We want precepts and we want programs. We want good precepts and we want sensible programs. We are frightened by the lonely silences within the parables." [John Dominic Crossan, In Parables - The Challenge of the Historical Jesus, Harper and Row, 1973,82]

Catholicism: Why Japan is Different to Korea

JMapofAsiaWhy the Koreans are converting to Christ and the Japanese are not. Explained by a great expert on the missions, as the first voyage of Pope Francis to Asia approaches. Read more