Recent Editorial

  • Accountability, responsibility and the blame game

    Aug 22, 2020

    Accountability is a necessary part but only one part of responding to a crisis. Any complete response includes four elements: accountability, reflection, responsibility and praise or blame. Not only the presence but the order between these elements is important.

  • Every religion has its truth?

    Aug 22, 2020

    Christians proclaim Christ as “the Way, the Truth and the Life”. But how should we look at other religious traditions? “What is truth?” Pilate asked Jesus (Jn 18:38).

  • Many hypotheses but no answers

    Aug 15, 2020

    It is two weeks since the explosions that devastated the port and a large part of Beirut, yet there is still no news on the results of the official investigation that was launched on August 5. Authorities promised that the results would be published after five days.

  • North Korea’s Pyongyang Diocese dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima

    Aug 15, 2020

    The Diocese of Pyongyang, North Korea, is to be dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

  • New guide explains hidden ministry of exorcism

    Aug 15, 2020

    One kind of ministry, by its nature but also by Church mandate, shuns the limelight and remains discreet: exorcism.

  • The world embraces Beirut, ending Lebanon’s isolation

    Aug 08, 2020

    August fourth’ horrific explosions, which hit half of Lebanon’s capital, took place in a country hitherto under regional and global isolation with a government scorned by the international community, suffering from rampant corruption, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects of the embargo on Syria.

  • Citing COVID and bushfires, Australian bishops urge mental health focus

    Aug 08, 2020

    In the latter half of 2019 and the first few months of 2020, Australia contended with massive, devastating bushfires that burned more than 45 millions of acres of land and directly killed 34 people, with an estimated 400 or more additional people killed due to smoke inhalation.

  • Sinicization seminar divides priests in China’s Shandong

    Aug 01, 2020

    Catholic officials in Shandong province are planning a symposium to explain the Sinicization of the Chinese Church, but not all are happy.

  • The development of doctrine is fidelity in newness

    Aug 01, 2020

    Certain doctrinal criticisms of the current pontificate show a gradual but increasingly clear-cut separation from the Vatican II Council — not from a certain interpretation of some texts, but from the Council texts themselves.

  • Is 2020 already over for the Vatican?

    Jul 25, 2020

    “When the history of Pope Francis’ time as Bishop of Rome is finally written, there is a good chance that the Year of Our Lord 2020 will be recorded as the most important of his entire pontificate.”