Recent Editorial

  • Mgr Suharyo’s appointment as cardinal causes joy and pride in Indonesia

    Sep 06, 2019

    On 5 October, Pope Francis will hold a consistory for the future cardinal and twelve other prelates. Muslims and Protestants share Catholics’ satisfaction. His distinctive traits are humility, insight and spiritual depth, says Mgr Yustinus Harjosusanto.

  • Save the wider biological world

    Sep 06, 2019

    From Oct 6-27, the Vatican will host the special Synod of Bishops for the Amazon that will give special Church focus on one of the planet’s major biomes — and the threats facing the region and its indigenous peoples — recently spotlighted to global attention through devastating wildfires burning in parts of the vast rainforest.

  • New cardinals: Pope’s choices stress dialogue, care for poor

    Sep 06, 2019

    Announcing the new cardinals, Francis said they illustrate “the missionary vocation of the Church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all men and women of the earth.”

  • Preparing for the next conclave!

    Sep 06, 2019

    After the consistory to create new cardinals in early October, Pope Francis will have chosen more than half of the men who will enter the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor.

  • If the Amazon suffers, the world suffers

    Aug 31, 2019

    A record number of wildfires and the increasing rate of deforestation of the Amazon in 2019 have called international attention to Brazil’s failure to protect the world’s biggest rainforest.

  • Vatican pharmacy employs robot to improve service, manage stock

    Aug 31, 2019

    The 145-year-old Vatican pharmacy has a new hire: a state-of-the-art robot working behind the scenes to manage the stockroom, retrieve medications and deliver the drugs quickly to the sales floor.

  • Great Catholic Music online service to pay tribute to St. Louis Jesuits

    Aug 31, 2019

    Great Catholic Music, a free audio web streaming service, will honor “the music legacy” of the St. Louis Jesuits a week ahead of the group reuniting for a final performance Sept. 29.

  • Family comes first for Catholic Congressman

    Aug 31, 2019

    Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), a practicing Catholic who has served in Congress since 2011, will be stepping down from his seat on September 23.

  • The Cabinet should ask: Will this unite or divide Malaysians

    Aug 24, 2019

    The past few weeks have not exactly been good for the nation. There has been much tension and angst over two major issues: the plan to introduce khat in vernacular schools and the political remarks of fugitive preacher Zakir Naik about Hindus and Chinese in Malaysia.

  • Needs-based policies: Daim has finally said it – now please act

    Aug 24, 2019

    For a long time, there has been growing concern over the need to revise or even to remove the New Economic Policy (NEP), which was adopted in 1971 after the infamous May 13 riots.