Recent Editorial

  • Rome and Beijing close to historic deal

    Feb 15, 2018

    Rumours of a deal between the Vatican and the People’s Republic of China — a reconciliation between the world’s most populous nation and the world’s l

  • Msgr Sanchez Sorondo in Wonderland?

    Feb 15, 2018

    The President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences exalts China as the best implementer of the Churches’ social doctrine. The Bishop seems oblivious to the shantytowns of Beijing and Shanghai, the expulsion of migrants, oppression of religious freedom. Appreciation for the Paris Climate Agreement, but silence on the links between wealth, corruption and pollution. An ideological approach that makes a laughing stock of the Church.

  • Vatican official praises China for witness to Catholic social teaching?

    Feb 15, 2018

    The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences has said that China is exercising global moral leadership in the principles of Catholic social teaching and defence of human dignity.

  • How your DNA points to the existence and intricacy of God

    Feb 09, 2018

    The craze to know the secrets held by your DNA has hit home. One of my daughters expressed a Christmas wish for the popular kit that promises the answers to the riddles of your heredity.

  • Council of Churches shocked by Ku Nan’s remarks

    Feb 09, 2018

    The Council of Churches of Malaysia has expressed shock at remarks made by Federal Territories Minister, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, urging churches not to speak untruths in their sermons.

  • Pope reforms Catholic higher education with new Apostolic Constitution

    Feb 09, 2018

    Pope Francis has issued a new Apostolic Constitution, Veritatis gaudium, revising the norms governing Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties — that

  • Defending Church’s role in ‘actions affecting politics’

    Feb 09, 2018

    The Congolese Bishops’ Conference defended its “engagement in actions affecting politics” in a Feb 1 website statement.

  • Time to rehabilitate Teilhard de Chardin?

    Feb 01, 2018

    Naming Jesuit Fr Pierre Teilhard de Chardin a doctor of the Church — or at least removing the “warning” from his writings — would give the Jesuit scientist and philosopher more legitimacy in the church, his supporters say. And two separate petitions to the Vatican aim to do just that.

  • Francis may be a prophet without honour in his own land

    Feb 01, 2018

    Pope Francis just concluded the 22nd international trip of his papacy, to Chile and Peru. This will be the first trip about which pundits and commentators could have a meaningful debate over whether it was a success or a failure.

  • Lead people away from confusion, error with God’s mercy

    Feb 01, 2018

    A truly pastoral minister never leaves people to suffer on their own or to become a victim to their own errors and confusion, Pope Francis told members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.