Recent Editorial

  • Before trip to Holy Land, Pope prays at St Mary Major

    May 29, 2014

    As he prepared for his trip to the Holy Land, Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the Roman basilica of St Mary Major on May 23, to pray before the image of the Virgin, Salus Populi Romani.

  • In pursuit of peace and reconciliation

    May 29, 2014

    Last week was not Pope Francis’ first visit to the Holy Land. Fr Jorge Bergoglio was in Israel in October 1973, when he was provincial of the Jesuits.

  • The time has come to condemn violence against humanity

    May 29, 2014

    In recent times, too many news reports have brought Islamic terrorism and extremism startlingly to the fore, but these events fall like a drop of water in an ocean, without provoking any discussion, proposals, taking of positions, meetings or even dialogue with Muslim brothers in Italy.

  • Vatican investigating Indian Jesuit’s work, but has not silenced him

    May 23, 2014

    A leading Indian Jesuit theologian specializing in mission, dialogue and inculturation, has been engaged in a dialogue with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but has not been censured or silenced by the Vatican.

  • Indian theologian deserves support, not CDF censure

    May 23, 2014

    I have never imagined that I would one day write a letter to the pope.

  • The rise of radical Islam in Malaysia?

    May 23, 2014

    We are not immune to radical Islam, judging by recent events. But although it has gained prominence recently, it is not an overnight phenomenon.

  • Syrian, Iraqi refugees find Catholic agencies meet wide range of needs

    May 16, 2014

    Fleeing conflict and violence back home, refugees from Syria and Iraq praised the Catholic humanitarian agencies helping them to cope with their trauma while starting a new life in their adopted safe haven of Jordan.

  • Working towards sustainable humanity

    May 16, 2014

    The just concluded conference on Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility, was the cooperative work of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

  • Hudud delay a way out for PAS and Umno?

    May 16, 2014

    PAS’s decision to shelve its proposed Islamic criminal law, or hudud, is to all intents and purposes a way out of a political quagmire for the Islamist party and rival Umno, both of whom have been caught in a maelstrom of protests from their non-Muslim allies, say politicians and analysts.

  • Pope advises footballers: ‘set an example on and off pitch’

    May 08, 2014

    “Football is a social entity, and requires social responsibility on the part of players, both on and off the pitch, and by national and local managers” Pope Francis said on Friday morning (May 2).