Recent Editorial

  • Stop Bombing! Syria protesters question legality of airstrikes

    Apr 19, 2018

    Protests against the April 14 airstrikes on Syria took place in a number of cities across the UK on Monday, Apr 16.

  • How Pope Francis gives witness to the ‘new holiness

    Apr 19, 2018

    The Pope’s idea of holiness embeds a prophetic anger against the dull mediocrity of consumerist individualism but, no less, against intellectualised religiosity.

  • “Deeply disturbed” by failure in Syria

    Apr 19, 2018

    In his first comments since the missile attacks on Syria by the United States, Britain and France, Pope Francis said on Sunday, April 15, that he is “deeply disturbed by the present world situation.

  • Pope Francis’ new exhortation on holiness is deeply Ignatian

    Apr 13, 2018

    Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate, (Rejoice and Be Glad) offers Christians a rich reflection on the “Call to Holiness in Today’s World.” It is both steeped in the Church’s spiritual tradition and, at the same time, is a passionately personal document.

  • Modern problems caused by ancient heresies

    Apr 13, 2018

    For anyone who has spent much time in church communities or even on so-called “Catholic Twitter,” the behaviours of the faithful that Pope Francis describes in Gaudete et Exsultate are not unfamiliar.

  • When the peripheries come to you

    Apr 06, 2018

    The election of the first Latin American pope was supposed to signal a turn toward a more global, less Eurocentric Catholicism.

  • The globalisation of inequality

    Apr 06, 2018

    As the divorce between power and politics grows starker, populists are on the rise across the world

  • Washing of women’s feet: Silent revolution in Bengal

    Apr 06, 2018

    For the last five years, some parishes of the Diocese of Baruipur, West Bengal, have experienced a silent revolution in a minuscule manner with regard to introducing women as part of the washing of the feet on Maundy Thursday.

  • What the young look for in the Church

    Mar 28, 2018

    False images of Jesus – that he is out-of-date, distant or rigid – often make young people unattracted to him, making Christian ideals seem “out of reach to the average young person. Therefore, for some youth, Christianity is perceived as an unreachable standard.”

  • Youth want a Church that's transparent, up-to-date

    Mar 28, 2018

    At the end of a week-long meeting held at the Vatican, young people from around the world have urged the Church to be more authentic, modern and creative in the way it interacts with young people, and in addressing controversial contemporary issues.