Recent Editorial

  • Spirituality be part of public sphere

    Nov 29, 2019

    The heady realm of philosophy got special accolades in November when the preeminent Canadian philosopher, Charles Taylor, won the Ratzinger Prize.

  • End arms race for nuke-free world

    Nov 29, 2019

    Pope Francis called for sustained efforts to end the resource-wasting arms race to create a world free of nuclear weapons as he visited the nuclear-bombed Japanese city of Nagasaki.

  • Indonesia’s Ahok hits the comeback trail

    Nov 29, 2019

    Jakarta’s former Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has returned to public office in Indonesia two years after being ousted and convicted on blasphemy charges.

  • Pope visits a majority Buddhist country

    Nov 22, 2019

    Pope Francis just visited “the land of interreligious dialogue” as “a pilgrim of peace”.

  • Unity and hope from the Amazon synod must speak louder than fear

    Nov 15, 2019

    The synod called for strengthening “a culture of dialogue, reciprocal listening, spiritual discernment, consensus and communion” and said that “it is not possible to be the church without recognizing an effective exercise of the sensus fidei of the whole people of God.”

  • Come out of your minority complex

    Nov 15, 2019

    In Asia, and as a matter of fact in all the countries in the world today, the population is multi-religious. Some Islamic countries, especially in the Middle East, may have a state religion, namely Islam.

  • Dialogue begins with empathy, not contempt

    Nov 15, 2019

    Christians who preach the Gospel must see people who do not know Christ as children of God and not as nonbelievers worthy of hostility and contempt, Pope Francis said.

  • From Synodality to a creative pastoral approach

    Nov 10, 2019

    Journalists and commentators have been spilling a lot of ink over the recently ended “Amazon Synod.” And, naturally, they are mostly focusing on these three items that emerged from the Oct 6-27 gathering.

  • Synod of Bishops from Vatican II to ‘Vatican III’

    Nov 10, 2019

    The Pope is convinced that Church reform begins with a change of mentality, not with legislative or institutional changes. The latter are actually quite simple. But they must be preceded by inner, spiritual change.

  • The paradigm shift is accelerating

    Nov 02, 2019

    “We are not living in an epoch of change as much as a change of epochs.” Those words have come to mind over and over again these past few wee“We are not living in an epoch of change as much as a change of epochs.”