Recent Editorial

  • Pope visits a majority Buddhist country

    Nov 22, 2019

    Pope Francis just visited “the land of interreligious dialogue” as “a pilgrim of peace”.

  • Unity and hope from the Amazon synod must speak louder than fear

    Nov 15, 2019

    The synod called for strengthening “a culture of dialogue, reciprocal listening, spiritual discernment, consensus and communion” and said that “it is not possible to be the church without recognizing an effective exercise of the sensus fidei of the whole people of God.”

  • Come out of your minority complex

    Nov 15, 2019

    In Asia, and as a matter of fact in all the countries in the world today, the population is multi-religious. Some Islamic countries, especially in the Middle East, may have a state religion, namely Islam.

  • Dialogue begins with empathy, not contempt

    Nov 15, 2019

    Christians who preach the Gospel must see people who do not know Christ as children of God and not as nonbelievers worthy of hostility and contempt, Pope Francis said.

  • From Synodality to a creative pastoral approach

    Nov 10, 2019

    Journalists and commentators have been spilling a lot of ink over the recently ended “Amazon Synod.” And, naturally, they are mostly focusing on these three items that emerged from the Oct 6-27 gathering.

  • Synod of Bishops from Vatican II to ‘Vatican III’

    Nov 10, 2019

    The Pope is convinced that Church reform begins with a change of mentality, not with legislative or institutional changes. The latter are actually quite simple. But they must be preceded by inner, spiritual change.

  • The paradigm shift is accelerating

    Nov 02, 2019

    “We are not living in an epoch of change as much as a change of epochs.” Those words have come to mind over and over again these past few wee“We are not living in an epoch of change as much as a change of epochs.”

  • The four-fold expressions of Integral Conversion

    Nov 02, 2019

    The synod document’s proposal to change universal Church discipline on clerical celibacy and new roles for women contains strong exhortations on environmental issues and the rights of indigenous peoples.

  • Critics of Amazon Synod ignore facts of history

    Oct 26, 2019

    Accusations of bowing to ‘paganism’ display an ignorance of how the Church has “baptised”cultures throughout history

  • The changing face of the global Catholic mission

    Oct 26, 2019

    The world is changing, and so is the Church. A hundred years ago, in November 1919, Pope Benedict XV wrote an apostolic letter on mission, Maximum Ill