Recent Editorial

  • Cardinal Schonborn’s take on re-introducing women deacons

    Apr 22, 2017

    Cardinal Christoph Schönborn OP has voiced cautious openness towards re-introducing the female diaconate in the Western Church, saying it was once a centuries-long tradition and continued to be practised in the East.

  • A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle

    Apr 22, 2017

    Bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration at a drug rehabilitation home.

  • Hope for terrorized Christians of Egypt

    Apr 22, 2017

    "Without a doubt, the survivors and those who escaped will gather again on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection, which is the greatest source of hope for them."

  • Nuanced approach towards divorced and remarried Catholics

    Apr 22, 2017

    A close friend and former student of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) has emerged as a key ally of Pope Francis. He is Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.

  • Punitive strike an impulsive decision

    Apr 13, 2017

    Shibley Telhami does not believe the punitive strike was a good idea — he is fundamentally opposed to unilateral action, even against war crimes.

  • Syrian Catholic leaders criticize US missile strikes

    Apr 13, 2017

    Just days after it suggested that the world would have to get used to the idea of President Bashar al-Assad as a negotiating partner in Syria, the Trump administration abruptly switched direction on April 6.

  • Don’t rush to war

    Apr 13, 2017

    The pictures coming out of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria are horrific. Children foaming at the mouth, some with terrible head wounds. No wonder the reaction of the world has been outrage. ‘Assad must go’ has been revived as a catchphrase.

  • ‘Post-Truth’ and Church History

    Apr 07, 2017

    ‘Post-Truth’ has been described as a contemporary problem. However, George Orwell, in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, has cast a world in which the state changes historic recordsd aily to fit its propaganda goals of the day!

  • De-Christianisation in the West is a real threat. Putinism isn’t the answer.

    Apr 07, 2017

    The Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, in February, invited Catholics and other Christian faithful to join him in the trenches of the culture wars.

  • Creeping magisterial fundamentalism

    Apr 07, 2017

    Now, four years into the pontificate of Francis, only the traditionalist wing still uses the hermeneutics of “continuity and reform” versus “discontinuity and rupture” in interpreting Vatican II; Francis has never used it. But the damage is done, and not just in Rome or in the Vatican.