Recent Editorial

  • Lessons about racial discrimination

    Apr 11, 2014

    Last month (March 21) marked the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa which occurred during a protest against the pass laws.

  • After Crimea

    Apr 02, 2014

    President Obama planned to finish his second term “leaning in” to the 21st century. The trouble is, too many contemporary geopolitical players seem determined to reach back into the 19th, if not further.

  • A woman’s place in the Vatican

    Apr 02, 2014

    Five years as Swedish Ambassador to the Holy See have inspired in me, born and bred in a Lutheran Church, a profound respect and admiration for Catholicism.

  • Ganswein: the mask slips

    Mar 27, 2014

    Just a few weeks ago Archbishop George Ganswein was insisting that it is perfectly possible to live with two masters.

  • Those who oppose Pope Francis

    Mar 27, 2014

    “Never before in the 20th century has a Pope faced so much resistance as Francis has” and “the fact that there is so much resistance shows that the Pope really is changing the Church.”

  • Pope brings hope

    Mar 27, 2014

    Pope Francis has been portrayed in some secular magazines as a celebrity, and a mythical personality. Unfortunately this myth can be manipulated, marketed and monetised.

  • Pope Francis’ revolution in tradition

    Mar 21, 2014

    One year on from the election of Pope Francis as successor to the Apostle Peter, we are becoming increasingly aware that he is guiding the Church towards a revolution, fought not by the sword but by personal witness, without throwing away the past, but by helping authentic tradition to flourish once again.

  • Ukraine: A spiritual journey in a political guise

    Mar 21, 2014

    The recent events in Ukraine are not what many news sources, even respected ones, imagine them to be.

  • Will Asia feel the benefit of the Pope’s winds of change?

    Mar 14, 2014

    Pope Francis, who became the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to assume the papacy in March last year, immediately won the hearts of many and continues to exert a powerful presence.