Recent Editorial

  • What are we walking into in Iraq?

    Sep 19, 2014

    President Obama has now made it clear that the United States, and consequently Australia, will take military action against ISIL forces in Iraq and Syria.

  • The new Thirty Years’ War

    Sep 19, 2014

    One hundred years ago Sunday, the "war to end all wars" broke out in Europe.

  • Promoting religious freedom is ‘root’ of Middle East peace

    Sep 19, 2014

    Encouraging robust religious freedom is a critical foundation for peace and stability in the Middle East, said panelists discussing the ongoing violence facing Christians in the region.

  • China: the unfulfilled dream of Mother Teresa

    Sep 11, 2014

    Mother Teresa passed away on September 5 1997. On the 17th anniversary of that day, her nuns are still steadfast in the hope of opening a Missionaries of Charity house in mainland China.

  • The meaning of the Selangor crisis

    Sep 11, 2014

    If the installation of Tan Sri Khalid as menteri besar of Selangor stands, then that fact, by itself, will mean and signify and establish that whatever the formal "niceties".

  • Pope Francis pursues a thaw in relations with mainland China

    Sep 11, 2014

    Facing mixed signals coming from the government on the Chinese mainland regarding dealings with the Vatican, Pope Francis hopes to warm their relationship and someday establish a diplomatic representative in Beijing.

  • Pope Benedict was right about Islam at Regensburg

    Sep 04, 2014

    As I write, the headlines and my various news feeds are filled with images of some of the most loathsome barbarities we have seen since the end of World War II.

  • What ISIS wants is military intervention

    Sep 04, 2014

    To present the events in Iraq as a clash between Islam and Christianity is to ignore the complexities of this tragic situation in the Middle East.

  • After 65 years, is China finally ready to embrace the Pope?

    Aug 28, 2014

    Pope Francis flew over China on his way to South Korea late last week, where the Catholic Church has seen rapid growth in the last decade.

  • Following Francis

    Aug 28, 2014

    Francis, the first Jesuit pope in history, is a missionary. Like his fellow Jesuits Francis Xavier and Matteo Ricci before him, he passionately desires to share “the joy of the Gospel” with the peoples of Asia.