Recent Editorial

  • Chinese authorities halt youth summer camp

    Aug 16, 2018

    A summer camp for youngsters in Tianjin Diocese of northern China was forced to close by authorities citing implementation of the revised religious re

  • Pope rehabilitates Church radicals and rebels

    Aug 16, 2018

    It should be clear by now that those who are most scandalised and confused by Pope Francis are found within the ranks of the Catholic clergy and among

  • Prophetic priest challenges Catholic comfort zones

    Aug 16, 2018

    The the hierarchy of the Church has marginalised and even punished these Gospel-inspired people because they did not meet its institutional, juridical

  • ‘Amoris Laetitia’ revolutionises through formation

    Aug 10, 2018

    When Pope Francis first issued Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life, a little more than two years ago, I commented that, as important as the text was, what really mattered is the texts it would spawn.

  • A deeper respect for life

    Aug 10, 2018

    From the quick reaction in some quarters to the Vatican’s announcement that the Catechism of the Catholic Church will henceforth state that the death penalty is “inadmissible,” one might think Pope Francis had just ordered the execution of a lineup of conservative theologians.

  • Xi Jinping is losing the tariff war

    Aug 04, 2018

    The great dissident, in exile in the United States, dismantles all the "weapons" that the Chinese president has put in place to counter the US in the tariff war one by one. Within the Party there are many critics of Xi and there is the risk his end is near. The free world (EU, USA, Japan, etc ...) seems to be coalescing against China's corrupt business practices. A reform of the judicial system is urgently needed.

  • Priests are another Christ

    Aug 04, 2018

    Pope Benedict XVI, in the Year of Priests, told us that we are another Christ (Alter Christus). We can never forget that, first and above all, we are men taken from among men.

  • Bridge-Building conference on ethics

    Aug 01, 2018

    A first-of-its-kind meeting of nearly 500 moral theologians and ethicists got underway here July 26 with the surprise support of Pope Francis, who in a letter to the event praised its focus on discerning how academics can better respond to the shifting global geopolitical environment.

  • The gift of Priesthood

    Jul 27, 2018

    The first part of the talk given by Archbishop Joseph Marino, Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia to the clergy at the 1st Malaysian Catholic Clergy Assembly on July 16 at Majodi, Plentong.

  • New Malaysian Church

    Jul 27, 2018

    “You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while,” (Mk 6:31). This is exactly what the 278 Bishops, Priests and Deacons from all the nine Arch/Dioceses — the First Malaysian Catholic Clergy Assembly (MCCA) — did. They went to the Malacca-Johore Diocesan Centre (Majodi) to be among themselves with Jesus.