Recent Editorial

  • The radical theological vision of Pope Francis

    Jul 12, 2019

    Since the early days of his pontificate, Francis has shown himself to be non-ideological and surprisingly, non-partisan. Despite the ranting of some o

  • The Church cannot remain silent!

    Jul 12, 2019

    In a message to a meeting of the Laudato sì Communities Pope Francis reminded them how "social justice and ecology are deeply interconnected".

  • The renewed theology Francis wants

    Jul 12, 2019

    “Reconsider tradition! And keep asking questions,” Francis emphasised. He said ours is a “living tradition” that can help make sense of contemporary issues.

  • Reforming the Church with ‘no possibility of return’

    Jul 04, 2019

    When the reform of the Vatican bureaucracy is completed, the curia will no longer be a mouthpiece for the Roman Pontiff, but an institution at the service of him and the world’s Bishops.

  • Will the Catholic Church in China outlast the Chinese Communist Party

    Jul 04, 2019

    It’s obvious even to casual observers, that Xi Jinping is tightening the noose around the neck of everyone in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), creating a spooky, controlled society that surpasses the worst excesses of Maoist China.

  • Pope calls jubilee for air travellers, Loreto pilgrims in 2020

    Jun 29, 2019

    Marking the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Our Lady of Loreto as the patron saint of aviation and aviators, Pope Francis has authorised a special jubilee year of celebrations, especially at the Italian shrine of Our Lady of Loreto.

  • More Indonesians drawn to caliphate

    Jun 28, 2019

    Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country. Pancasila, the pluralist doctrine on which it is based, is being gradually eroded.

  • Stumbling into war, conflict with Iran!

    Jun 28, 2019

    Since the June 13 attack on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated significantly.

  • Theology develops with sincere dialogue, not ‘conquering spirit’

    Jun 28, 2019

    Theology develops through dialogue, not an aggressive defence of doctrine that seeks to impose its beliefs on others, Pope Francis said.

  • The forthcoming Amazon Synod

    Jun 21, 2019

    The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, and that may include ordaining married elders, said the working document for the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.