Recent Editorial

  • New Jesuit General: “Not only the Improbable, but the Impossible”

    Oct 20, 2016

    Often a Pope’s first homily after his election is seen as a preview of his pontificate. This is also the case for other Catholic leaders — cardinals and bishops, as well as superiors of religious orders.

  • Meet Archbishop Krajewski, Francis’ pick to help migrants in Rome

    Oct 20, 2016

    Krajewski, 52, has spent most of his ecclesiastical life in Rome but he hardly comes across like a career Vatican official. This evening he is dressed in a plain black shirt and pants with a black vest, his collar open and the distinctive white neck band of a priest nowhere in sight.

  • Entire parish, not just a committee, must offer hospitality

    Oct 20, 2016

    In a workshop on parish hospitality during the annual conference of the International Catholic Stewardship Council held Oct. 2-5 in New Orleans, Christine Heusinger, associate director of stewardship for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, put up a cartoon on the big screen.

  • Pope Francis looks past Europe with cardinal picks

    Oct 14, 2016

    Pope Francis has decided to honour Archbishop Emeritus Anthony Soter Fernandez, who is renowned for dialogue and spirituality, with a cardinal’s hat.

  • Church as field hospital

    Oct 14, 2016

    Pope Francis, on many occasions, has referred to the Church as a field hospital. In many ways, it is a new concept, in the sense that we would not find this in any definition of Church theologically. In other words, we know that over the centuries so many definitions of the Church have been given: the Church as sacrament, as the People of God, as the Body of Christ, as the Mystical Body of Christ, as communion and community.

  • Why can’t the UN do anything in Syria?

    Oct 07, 2016

    After five years of war in Syria, the United Nations has still not been able to impose a solution to end the conflict.

  • Jesuits’ 36th General Congregation

    Oct 07, 2016

    The Jesuits have been preparing themselves for an impactful General Congregation with prayer, discussions and discernment.

  • Preparing for the Jesuits’ Great Summit

    Oct 07, 2016

    The General Congregation (GC) of the Jesuits is the highest governing body of this religious congregation.

  • Will the Jesuits elect an Asian Father General?

    Oct 07, 2016

    Pope Francis flew to Tbilisi on Friday, Sept 30, for a weekend visit to Georgia and neighbouring Azerbaijan.

  • Some bishops fail to comprehend Amoris Laetitia

    Sep 30, 2016

    The more Catholicism tries to present itself as a separate worldview that divides the world into two, the more Catholics (especially young Catholics) withdraw from this battlefield. They have already enough to do with their everyday life without this combat zone.