Recent Editorial

  • Pope encourages a deeply troubled world not to lose hope

    Jan 17, 2020

    Early in his pontificate Pope Francis acknowledged that an essential part of his mission as Bishop of Rome is to confirm his brothers and sisters not only in the faith, but also in love and unity.

  • The Catholic Church is against war

    Jan 17, 2020

    “NO TO WAR! War is not always inevitable. It is always a defeat for humanity. International law, honest dialogue, solidarity between States, the noble exercise of diplomacy: these are methods worthy of individuals and nations in resolving their differences.

  • Never again war!

    Jan 17, 2020

    Never again war! No, never again war, which destroys the lives of innocent people, teaches how to kill, throws into upheaval even the lives of those who do the killing and leaves behind a trail of resentment and hatred.

  • As fires continue to burn, Australian bishop calls for prayer, support

    Jan 10, 2020

    As fires throughout parts of Australia continue to worsen, the Archbishop of Melbourne called for prayers and encouraged Catholics to donate to those in need.

  • Church workers join aid distribution after Jakarta floods leave 60 dead

    Jan 10, 2020

    Caritas Indonesia (Karina) has joined the Jakarta Archdiocese in distributing aid to people hard hit by floods that have killed dozens of people in and around Indonesia's capital.

  • Australian Catholics seek prayers as fires continue in four states

    Jan 10, 2020

    As some of the worst wildfires in Australian history rage across four states, thousands of people in affected areas in New South Wales and Victoria continue to be evacuated to safety.

  • Papal fiction: A tale of two popes

    Jan 04, 2020

    “The most glorious journey can begin with a mistake.” This is the observation made by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in the opening scene of Fernando Meirelles’s The Two Popes, as he preaches to throngs of poor people in a Buenos Aires slum.

  • India’s new citizenship law is not just against Muslims

    Jan 03, 2020

    The uproar over the new citizenship law in India has two distinct dimensions. They are quite different, but the dividing line, while crucial, is often misunderstood.

  • Saving the planet and ourselves

    Dec 16, 2019

    As I write this, monster Typhoon Kammuri is ravaging the Bicol region in the central Philippines. It is packing winds of 209kph and is more ferocious than the previous typhoons to hit that part of this nation’s archipelago.

  • Phase Two of the pontificate now underway

    Dec 16, 2019

    Pope Francis reaches new and significant milestones in the next several days. He celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Dec 13.