Recent Editorial

  • Southeast Asia keeps COVID-19 in check

    Jun 20, 2020

    Unlike in Europe, North America, Russia, Brazil and, recently India, the COVID-19 pandemic has applied the brakes to its killing spree in Southeast Asia.

  • Pope Francis soldiers on with his mission to reform the Vatican Curia

    Jun 20, 2020

    Rome has started to buzz again, as residents of the Eternal City eagerly look for ways to return to some semblance of life as it was before the coronavirus caused it to shut down for nearly three months.

  • Retired pope Benedict travels to Germany to visit his sick brother

    Jun 20, 2020

    Retired Pope Benedict XVI, who is 93 years old, travelled to Germany to visit his ailing older brother, Msgr Georg Ratzinger, who is 96.

  • Imagining the Church of tomorrow

    Jun 14, 2020

    A woman candidate for the archbishop of Lyon! Anne Soupa’s provocative declaration has Catholics talking. Some supporters are infuriated or consider it inappropriate.

  • The Vatican and the post-pandemic world order

    Jun 14, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the world order and international relations, and of course also on the Catholic Church.

  • A promising roadmap for ecclesial reform

    Jun 07, 2020

    In response to the Royal Commission Report, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) instituted the Governance Review Project Team (GRPT). This team was tasked with crafting, “in light of Catholic ecclesiology,” a comprehensive response to the Royal Commission's critique of church governance.

  • Australian bishops’ report advocates major changes to Church governance

    Jun 07, 2020

    A new report commissioned by Australia's bishops and religious orders recommends a series of radical changes to the way the Catholic Church operates across the country, tackling issues as far-ranging as women's inclusion in decision-making roles and the Vatican's opaque process for making episcopal appointments.

  • The end of Hong Kong is being prepared

    May 31, 2020

    History is repeating itself in Hong Kong. After the SARS epidemic in 2003, attempts were made to introduce a national security law. Now as the coronavirus recedes the national security has been passed.

  • The destruction of biodiversity and COVID-19

    May 31, 2020

    In just four months, the very contagious novel virus that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 has spread right around the world.

  • In time of temptation

    May 24, 2020

    The one thing the pandemic gives us apart from a disease is plenty of time and a lot of it on our own. And that allows us to remember when things were better and when they were worse.