Recent Editorial

  • Freedom to choose

    Sep 22, 2023

    This year’s World Day for Migrants and Refugees gives us a glimpse of freedom particularly in our freedom to choose, as the theme speaks Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay.

  • Revisit Laudato Si’ to prepare for Pope’s new document on ecology

    Sep 15, 2023

    Francis calls us to “broaden our vision,” to expand our way of thinking beyond the limitations of economic and technological development at any cost.

  • The synod — and a sign of the times

    Sep 08, 2023

    It is proverbial wisdom that ‘One picture is worth a thousand words.’ That is certainly true of the picture below –— it is worth many thousands of words as we approach the synod in October. Dare I say it - it is worth a thousand of the numbered statements in Denzinger!

  • A call to resolve Ernakulam-Angamal liturgical conflict

    Sep 08, 2023

    Kerala is known as God’s Own Country and visitors are invariably impressed by its beauty and splendour. Diversity marks all aspects of life in Kerala. Varieties of landscape and cuisine, cultures and religions, occupations and trades, thoughts and opinions make it unique.

  • Sydney’s a Church of millennials

    Aug 25, 2023

    As hundreds of Sydney pilgrims concluded their World Youth Day adventure, a new analysis has shown the Archdiocese of Sydney is unique among Australia’s metropolitan sees for having retained Millennial and Gen Z adults.

  • If the synod isn’t a parliament, voting should be dropped

    Aug 25, 2023

    Pope Francis keeps repeating that the upcoming synod is not a parliament. For him, the synod is not a forum for competing positions to debate each other with a goal of developing new policies or effecting structural changes in the Church.

  • Youth not asking ‘Is there space?’ but ‘Why bother?’

    Aug 18, 2023

    For an entire generation of young people — some of them misfits and some cool kids, some convinced Catholics but also plenty of folks on the fence and free-spirited seekers — Pope Francis at the recent World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, Portugal, had a clear answer: “Yes, there is room for all of you

  • Pope to priests of Rome: I am on the journey with you

    Aug 18, 2023

    “I am close to you in your joys and sufferings, thank you for your often unrecognised service,” Pope Francis writes in a letter to the priests of his Diocese, while warning them against spiritual worldliness that “hides behind appearances of religiosity and love for the Church, but in reality consis

  • Conference president reflects on his new role, responsibility

    Aug 18, 2023

    In July, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei (CBCMSB) met for their bi-annual plenary assembly during which they elected a new president — Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, succeeding the outgoing president, Cardinalelect Sebastian Franci

  • 10 years ago, Pope Francis shook up the church, Now he’s cementing his legacy

    Aug 11, 2023

    When Pope Francis made the first foreign trip of his papacy, to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day (WYD) in 2013, he urged young people to make a “mess” in their local churches, to shake things up even if it ruffled the feathers of their bishops.

Sunday Reflection

God is not like us

God is beyond us. That is what the readings point to this weekend. The fact that God is a mystery and beyond our thinking is not something that should frustrate or disappoint us but, rather, it should be a source of our hope and the ground that we walk on as Christians.

Herald Malaysia