Recent Editorial

  • Pope Benedict’s fearful words

    Nov 11, 2014

    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has made few contributions to the life of the Church since his retirement, preferring instead to “watch and pray.”

  • Hope for religious freedom in Indonesia

    Nov 11, 2014

    Members of several religious minority groups in Indonesia say they are cautiously optimistic about plans to draft a new bill to protect persecuted minorities in the predominantly Muslim country.

  • Vatican astronomer on Pope’s Big Bang words

    Nov 11, 2014

    A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis' recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a change in the Church's stance on the issue, the pontiff in fact said nothing new.

  • However dramatic, the Synod of Bishops 2014 was just the beginning

    Oct 30, 2014

    Now that the dust is beginning to settle on the tumultuous Synod of Bishops on the Family, conclusions are up in the air as to what it all meant.

  • Now the talking really begins

    Oct 30, 2014

    Pope Francis wanted frankness and openness, and that is what he got. But there is also the sense that the real debate in the Church about marriage and families is only just starting .

  • Synod a win for Francis and ‘openness’

    Oct 30, 2014

    As people analyze and debate the final relatio or report from the Synod on the Family, there is a danger of missing the forest for the trees.

  • New pastoral paths for divorced families

    Oct 24, 2014

    The Synod recognized the need for new pastoral paths in dealing with divorced families. “Each damaged family, first of all, should be listened to with respect and love, becoming companions on the journey as Christ did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.”

  • Synod document offers new style of being church

    Oct 24, 2014

    Listening, accompanying, respecting, valuing, discerning, welcoming, dialogue are words repeated throughout the new document being discussed by the synod of bishops in Rome this week. Words of condemnation and marginalization were avoided.

  • Seminary formation

    Oct 24, 2014

    Pope Francis is concerned about the formation candidates for the priesthood are receiving and is well aware that all is not well behind the walls of seminaries in some countries, and also in Rome, sources say.

  • Is Bible burning threat a call for moderation?

    Oct 17, 2014

    t is sad that the honorable de facto Law Minister, Nancy Shukri had defended Perkasa’s Ibrahim Ali’s call to burn bibles as ‘committing no wrong’ in a statement in Parliament.