Recent Editorial

  • Easter shows that human history does not end in front of a tombstone

    Apr 26, 2019

    During the "mother of all vigils", Francis says that Easter is "the feast of tombstones taken away, rocks rolled aside. God takes away even the hardest stones against which our hopes and expectations crash: death, sin, fear, worldliness."

  • Theologians concerned about newly engaged role of Benedict, Pope Emeritus

    Apr 19, 2019

    When Pope Benedict XVI shocked a meeting of cardinals Feb 10, 2013, with news he would be renouncing the papacy at the end of that month, he promised that as the ex-pontiff he would retreat from the public eye and serve the Catholic Church “through a life dedicated to prayer”.

  • Curia’s draft constitution goes to bishops’ conferences

    Apr 19, 2019

    The draft apostolic constitution governing the workings and structure of the Roman Curia is to be sent for consultation to bishops’ conferences around the world, the Vatican has announced.

  • China holds first Bishop elections since Vatican deal

    Apr 19, 2019

    The China Church has held the first round of bishop elections since the Vatican-China provisional agreement on appointing bishops was signed last September.

  • The world must stand by brave Taiwan

    Apr 13, 2019

    At the beginning of this year, China’s President Xi Jinping issued a veiled threat to Taiwan, saying that it “must and will be” reunited with mainland China and that the island’s de facto independence could not continue forever.

  • Church needs to be humble

    Apr 13, 2019

    To counteract polarisation in the Church and the country, the Catholic Church needs to approach both with humility — which is also an appropriate response to its mishandling of clerical sex abuse.

  • Should Catholic teaching be bent to market demands?

    Apr 05, 2019

    It took two crashes within five months and a total of 346 deaths before government agencies began answering the alarms that had been going off for years over the manner in which the fitness and safety of Boeing's 737 Max, the latest in its offerings of airliners, was determined.

  • Dalit Christians, Muslims seek rights in poll-bound India

    Apr 05, 2019

    Hundreds of protesting Dalit Christians and Muslims marched through India’s capital in what they said was a last-ditch effort to gain welfare benefits denied to them.

  • Vatican official challenges ethics of markets

    Apr 05, 2019

    Financial markets must serve the human person, rather than human beings being reduced to serving markets, a Vatican official told a conference at the University of Chicago — notably the birthplace of a strand of neoclassical economics that emphasizes the value of free markets.

  • Journalism and ethics after Christchurch

    Mar 28, 2019

    Since the Christchurch terror attack, working in a newsroom for some journalists has been 'hectic' to say the least.