Recent Editorial

  • Pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism

    Aug 16, 2019

    The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an “urgent” gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the Church, whose main focus in discussions will be evangelisation, Pope Francis said in a new interview.

  • Vatican Bank and its original mission

    Aug 16, 2019

    Pope Francis approved new statutes for the Institute for the Works of Religion (Istituto per le Opere di Religione - IOR), often referred to as the Vatican Bank, that include structural changes and a mandatory external audit.

  • Hong Kong protests: David vs Goliath

    Aug 09, 2019

    Hong Kong is at a crossroads. Troops from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army are reportedly massing at the border and its Hong Kong garrison has released an ominous video.

  • Has evil stopped shocking us?

    Aug 02, 2019

    Evil seems to be staging a strong comeback in philosophy. The idea of evil was discarded earlier and was viewed as a product of a mythical Christian w

  • Pope Francis may just hit it off with new EU leader

    Aug 02, 2019

    For sure, German politician Ursula von der Leyen isn’t exactly taking office as the first female leader of the European Union under the best of circumstances.

  • What is Pope Francis’ salary?

    Aug 02, 2019

    As the leader of the Catholic Church in the entire world, one would assume that Pope Francis receives a generous salary in compensation for his many duties. However, the truth is quite the opposite.

  • Chaput, Cordileone and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’

    Jul 25, 2019

    A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said that three US bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis.

  • How can the Church honour women? Elevate Mary Magdalene’s feast to a solemnity

    Jul 25, 2019

    According to the Gospel, the first person to encounter the risen Christ is the female disciple Mary of Magdala, also known as Mary Magdalene.

  • Indian Bishop calls for peace and humanity in the Syro-Malabar Church

    Jul 23, 2019

    Mgr Thomas Menamparampil issues a message of peace in connection with the dispute that involves Card George Alencherry. The priests in the diocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly have gone on a hunger strike, then stopped it. For Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati, “There need not be ‘winners and losers’.”

  • Migrants are people, not just a social issue

    Jul 18, 2019

    Pope Francis called for an end to the rhetoric which views migrants as something ‘other,’ saying they are human beings and among those Christ has commanded his disciples to love and assist.