Recent Editorial

  • Reformer Pope and contextual theology

    Mar 20, 2015

    One of the untold stories behind the election of Pope Francis in March 2013 was the emergence of Latin America as the new source Church for global Catholicism.

  • Liturgy in the Era of a Jesuit Pope

    Mar 20, 2015

    This is the era of a Jesuit papacy. This has never happened before, and the results have already been dramatic.

  • By listening to the poor, mission of Gaudium et Spes lives

    Mar 12, 2015

    By listening to people's suffering, joys and daily endeavors, Catholics bring the vision of the Second Vatican Council to the world, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told an audience at The Catholic University of America.

  • Opening the books needs a big lever

    Mar 12, 2015

    Cardinal George Pell was never the most popular man in Australia, not even among his fellow bishops — which means it was extraordinarily shrewd of Pope Francis to put him in charge of the Vatican’s finances.

  • Malaysia eighth worst in government curbs on religion

    Mar 06, 2015

    Malaysia has been ranked among the top 10 countries with very high government restrictions on religion, according to the latest findings of US-based think tank Pew Research Center.

  • India has highest religious social hostilities: Pew study

    Mar 06, 2015

    India had the highest level of social hostilities involving religion in 2013, while China had the highest level of government restrictions on religious beliefs and practices, according to a new study.

  • AUN for Religion?

    Mar 06, 2015

    The headline on the CNN website on Feb 17 read, “Religion’s Week From Hell.” In this case, no one can accuse CNN editors of hyperbole.

  • Islamic terrorism brings a new era

    Feb 27, 2015

    The recent terrorist attack in Copenhagen represents a clear signal that Islamic terrorism is undergoing an escalation and is coming closer to Europe.

  • Reform of the Roman Curia is moving too slowly

    Feb 27, 2015

    As Pope Francis approaches the second anniversary of his election as pope, progress on reforming the Vatican Curia is moving too slowly.

  • Govt orders Mara to lift religious ban

    Feb 13, 2015

    Mara will be ordered to lift a religious ban at its colleges and university campus in Sabah and Sarawak, the federal minister in charge, Shafie Apdal, announced on 8th February 2015 after protests by native non-Muslim parents whose children are enrolled in Mara institutions.