Recent Editorial

  • 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.

  • When party politics corrupts!

    Jul 03, 2021

    ‘Politics’ is a means to gain power. It often involves ‘highhanded’ ways. One’s own self becomes the focal point in life. It goes to the point of self-absorption. Hardly anything else matters. No wonder ‘good sense’ is bound to be lost then.

  • The Vatican confesses: The hierarchical Church has lost the people

    Jul 03, 2021

    Holy See makes ill-fated, last-ditch attempt to alter proposed antihomophobia law supported by most people in democratic Italy.

  • Synodality? To recover ecclesial spaces

    Jun 26, 2021

    Synodality is essential not only for recovering the legitimacy of ecclesial spaces. It’s also vital in exposing the neo-traditionalist and neo-integralist understanding of tradition that’s contrary to what Catholics believe about communal religious and liturgical experience.

  • The collapse of the US bishops' conference

    Jun 26, 2021

    What we witnessed at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring meeting was outrageous; bishops questioned each other’s motives without any objection from the chair.

  • COP26: To highlight efforts against climate crisis

    Jun 19, 2021

    The Holy See Press Office held a press conference on Thursday June 17 to announce the Faith and Science: Towards COP26 meeting, which will take place on October 4.

  • Australian Bishops identify priorities for Episcopal Conference

    Jun 19, 2021

    The Catholic Church of Australia has identified three priorities the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference must pursue: Formation, Becoming More Missionary and Promoting Collegiality. The priorities emerged from the ACBC Plenary Assembly, held virtually from May 6-13 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • A Church in constant need of reform

    Jun 12, 2021

    Although Pope Francis remained silent on abuse during the first year of his pontificate, he accelerated the institutional response to the crisis in 2014. He has been even more determined to do so since 2018 and, in February 2019, held an extraordinary summit in the Vatican.