Recent Editorial

  • The end of Hong Kong is being prepared

    May 31, 2020

    History is repeating itself in Hong Kong. After the SARS epidemic in 2003, attempts were made to introduce a national security law. Now as the coronavirus recedes the national security has been passed.

  • The destruction of biodiversity and COVID-19

    May 31, 2020

    In just four months, the very contagious novel virus that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 has spread right around the world.

  • In time of temptation

    May 24, 2020

    The one thing the pandemic gives us apart from a disease is plenty of time and a lot of it on our own. And that allows us to remember when things were better and when they were worse.

  • Pandemic and freedom of religion

    May 24, 2020

    Followers of all religions have found themselves in an unprecedented situation because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, believers of the monotheistic faiths were unable to celebrate with their own communities in the time-honuored way the great feasts that fell in April: the Jewish Passover, the Catholic Easter, the Orthodox Easter, and Ramadan.

  • A Human Family in a Common Home

    May 17, 2020

    Support for the very poor, including refugees and people forcibly displaced amid the COVID-19 crisis, is both a global moral imperative and in the self-interest of better-off countries. Despite their responsibilities to their own citizens, developed countries have obligations to displaced people and the poor countries that host them.

  • Clericalist view of the sacrament prevails

    May 17, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the great contributions contemporary Catholicism is making to humanity and the world.

  • Are we in denial?

    May 10, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench in the whole world’s plans. We must stop life as we once knew it until scientists find a cure or a vaccine for COVID-19. Otherwise, there is a risk that hundreds of thousands or even millions more, people will die.

  • The US Church is going broke. Here’s why, and what it could mean

    May 10, 2020

    Well into the pandemic’s grip on American public life, parishes and dioceses are preparing a return to some new kind of normal.

  • The prayer to Mary, the coronavirus and, the crisis of politics

    May 03, 2020

    On April 25, the feast of St Mark the Evangelist, Pope Francis issued a letter to all the faithful inviting them to “rediscover the beauty of praying

  • China resumes cross removals as virus subsides

    May 03, 2020

    The communist administration in China has started another wave of cross removals as the coronavirus pandemic reportedly subsides on the mainland.