Recent Editorial

  • Vatican announces commission to streamline marriage process

    Sep 25, 2014

    Pope Francis will establish a commission to review the matrimonial process in canon law with the goal of simplifying the procedure while maintaining the indissolubility of marriage, the Holy See Press Office announced Saturday.

  • Truth has 'power of attraction,' Pope says to religious leaders

    Sep 25, 2014

    The “conviction that truth has its own power of attraction,” said Pope Francis, negates the need for those secure in their faith to impose their beliefs on others.

  • Frowns do not defend marriage

    Sep 25, 2014

    Smiling Pope Francis has brought about a vast change in the way the Catholic Church is regarded by its ordinary members. He has made it seem not just fit for human habitation, but warm and welcoming.

  • What are we walking into in Iraq?

    Sep 19, 2014

    President Obama has now made it clear that the United States, and consequently Australia, will take military action against ISIL forces in Iraq and Syria.

  • The new Thirty Years’ War

    Sep 19, 2014

    One hundred years ago Sunday, the "war to end all wars" broke out in Europe.

  • Promoting religious freedom is ‘root’ of Middle East peace

    Sep 19, 2014

    Encouraging robust religious freedom is a critical foundation for peace and stability in the Middle East, said panelists discussing the ongoing violence facing Christians in the region.

  • China: the unfulfilled dream of Mother Teresa

    Sep 11, 2014

    Mother Teresa passed away on September 5 1997. On the 17th anniversary of that day, her nuns are still steadfast in the hope of opening a Missionaries of Charity house in mainland China.

  • The meaning of the Selangor crisis

    Sep 11, 2014

    If the installation of Tan Sri Khalid as menteri besar of Selangor stands, then that fact, by itself, will mean and signify and establish that whatever the formal "niceties".

  • Pope Francis pursues a thaw in relations with mainland China

    Sep 11, 2014

    Facing mixed signals coming from the government on the Chinese mainland regarding dealings with the Vatican, Pope Francis hopes to warm their relationship and someday establish a diplomatic representative in Beijing.

  • Pope Benedict was right about Islam at Regensburg

    Sep 04, 2014

    As I write, the headlines and my various news feeds are filled with images of some of the most loathsome barbarities we have seen since the end of World War II.