Recent Editorial

  • Youth Synod: Making or breaking of Pope Francis?

    Oct 13, 2018

    On Wednesday, October 3, the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment started in Rome.

  • Much more than a Synod Assembly on young people

    Oct 13, 2018

    The Synod of Bishops is officially back in session and more than 300 participants of the closed-door meetings are taking up Pope Francis’ mandate to focus on young people, the faith and vocational discernment.

  • Synod aims to renew the Church to help young Catholics

    Oct 05, 2018

    To strengthen and support young people in the faith, members of the Synod of Bishops will need to listen to their real-life stories, interpret what they hear in the light of the Gospel and make decisions that will lead to an authentic renewal of the Catholic Church, said Brazilian Cardinal Sergio da Rocha.

  • What’s new with the Vatican-China deal?

    Oct 05, 2018

    After years of rumour and speculation, the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) finally announced a “provisional agreement” on Sept 22.

  • Holiness is possible during a time of crisis

    Oct 05, 2018

    “The Church’s nature is to survive all crises — in however battered a fashion,” a Catholic author Flannery O’Connor once wrote.

  • The Vatican’s deal with China

    Sep 30, 2018

    Finally, the Vatican has done a deal with China, or rather with the ruling Chinese Communist Party that has been conducting an escalating program of repression against religion.

  • What can we say about the Synod of Bishops?The optics are not good

    Sep 28, 2018

    As the Church worldwide recoils at the renewed wave of sexual abuse, several hundred bishops will soon gather in Rome to talk about young people. The optics are not good.

  • China Agreement is for Churches to enjoy more freedom

    Sep 28, 2018

    According to the Vatican Secretary of State, the reason for this historic agreement after decades of patient negotiations and crises: a normal life for the community of believers in communion with the Pope.

  • Who knows if China really wants an agreement with the Holy See?

    Sep 22, 2018

    According to the Wall Street Journal the "historic agreement" will be signed by the end of September. But announcements of this type have been happening for years. The Pope and the Vatican are ready, but China is divided: it favors the foreign ministry; against the United Front and the Patriotic Association which continue unperturbed to persecute the Church and religions. The silence of Beijing and Xi Jinping.

  • We can’t let all the crosses fall in China, or can we?

    Sep 22, 2018

    After all the crosses were forcibly removed from churches and demolished in China’s prosperous Zhejiang Province several years ago, the Party began applying the same pressure in central Henan last year.