Recent Editorial

  • We want to hear your story

    Dec 03, 2021

    Each of us has a story of our life’s journey – a story of joys and sorrows, accomplishments and disappointments, love and loss. And now, the Holy Father has asked us to journey together and to listen to one another during the Synodal process.

  • Presenting a case for our Catholic media

    Nov 27, 2021

    Pope Francis has recently praised what he called the “mission” of journalism. “Your mission is to explain the world, to make it less obscure, to make those who live in it less afraid of it and look at others with greater awareness, and also with more confidence.”

  • Pope Francis shares 8 Beatitudes for Bishops, giving a model for the 21st-century pastors

    Nov 27, 2021

    Pope Francis has given a text called The Beatitudes of the Bishop to all the Italian bishops meeting in the plenary assembly in Rome.

  • Are Catholics ready for synodality — is it too radical?

    Nov 19, 2021

    What has been launched is a journey — over two years — with the Synod of Bishops not scheduled to occur until 2023. The notion that we risk becoming museum pieces is confronting. As the impacts of the secularisation of society continues, we have had to accept the realities of reduced congregations, a decline in vocations, parish amalgamations and churches closing.

  • Adsumus Sancte Spiritus

    Nov 19, 2021

    It sounds like Greek, but it’s Latin. It’s the opening words of the prayer to the Holy Spirit, historically used at Councils, Synods, and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years. It was prayed at every session of the Second Vatican Council.

  • We must look beyond material poverty

    Nov 12, 2021

    This year we celebrate the fifth World Day of the Poor on November 14, 2021 with the theme “The poor you have always with you” (Mark 14:7).

  • Synodality: let’s try this one more time

    Nov 12, 2021

    There is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding over the term ’synodality’.

  • Look deeper to see the ‘spiritual reality’ of the Eucharist, the unborn, and unhoused

    Nov 05, 2021

    In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent need for Eucharistic revival among Catholics: a challenge to look beyond outward appearances and see “the deeper spiritual reality.” Cordileone released the reflection to CNA on October 29 in advance of a Requiem Mass for The Homeless he will preside over on Nov 6. The reflection also comes just weeks before the fall general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held from Nov 15-18 in Baltimore, where consideration of a new document on Eucharistic revival will be one of the chief items on the agenda.

  • A climate catastrophe looms on the floodwaters of ignorance

    Nov 05, 2021

    Pope Francis and religious leaders made an appeal for the success of the COP26 climate summit being held in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Vatican decree clarifies role of bishops’ conferences in liturgical translations

    Oct 29, 2021

    The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a decree implementing Pope Francis’ motu proprio Magnum Principium, concerning the respective competencies of the Congregation and the episcopal conferences with regard to the translation of liturgical texts.