Recent Editorial

  • Our resilience will see us through

    Jul 30, 2021

    We are, all of us, facing challenging times during this pandemic — many have lost their jobs and income and some even their homes. Parents are struggling to cope with working from home and caring for their children.

  • Traditional Latin Mass movement ‘hijacked’ initiatives of John Paul II and Benedict XVI

    Jul 30, 2021

    Pope Francis’ letter explaining why he was restricting the use of the pre-Vatican II Mass “fearlessly hits the nail on the head: the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) movement has hijacked the initiatives of St John Paul II and Benedict XVI to its own ends,” said Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, who insisted he was speaking as a theologian and not as a Vatican official.

  • We are all called to “Go and do likewise”

    Jul 24, 2021

    Our obligation to love our neighbour isn’t confined just to those we know, or those who are the same as we are, or those who share our beliefs. Jesus set no boundaries on who to show love and compassion to.

  • Pope Francis calls for unity in the celebration of the Mass

    Jul 24, 2021

    Since many have asked what I think about the Holy Father's new motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, which restricts the celebration of the Latin Mass, I’ll offer a few of my thoughts.

  • Are we facing a crisis of faith?

    Jul 17, 2021

    There is no doubt that in times of crisis, many people turn to religion for guidance and consolation.

  • Fed up, but still Catholic

    Jul 17, 2021

    One of the fastest-growing religious affiliations, or more accurately disaffiliations, is the large number of people who declare themselves to be former Catholics.

  • Study finds fewer Catholics have left the Church in Germany during pandemic

    Jul 17, 2021

    In the coronavirus year 2020, fewer Christians left the Church in Germany than in previous years, two church organisations reported July 14.

  • Lighting a flame of hope

    Jul 10, 2021

    Editor’s Column, Sustained by Grace

  • Pandemic shows us the vital role of journalism

    Jul 10, 2021

    This is Alessandro Gisotti’s interview with Noel Curran, European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) director general, on the challenges for public service media in the pandemic era. For the leader of the EBU, good journalism is under threat on many fronts but can survive the crossfire and even thrive.

  • Can a papal visit bring peace to restive Papua?

    Jul 10, 2021

    Archbishop Mandagi's request for a papal visit reflects the local Church's sense of powerlessness in promoting peace and justice.