Recent Editorial

  • Two saints shared a close friendship

    Oct 20, 2018

    Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero crossed paths on their road to sainthood and formed a personal friendship that strengthened each other’s resolve in the face of growing challenges, an Italian professor said.

  • Encouraged by Pope Paul VI

    Oct 20, 2018

    After returning from Rome, St Oscar Romero also delivered St Pope Paul VI’s words of encouragement to the people of El Salvador while celebrating Mass July 2, 1978.

  • Paul VI, who brought the Council into the Church and the world, canonised

    Oct 19, 2018

    Pope Paul VI was canonised October 14. He led, concluded and brought the Second Vatican Council into the life of the Church and the world.

  • 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.