Recent Editorial

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pope Francis at his prophetic best!

    Oct 29, 2021

    “The pandemic has laid bare the social inequalities that afflict our peoples,” said Francis.

  • 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.

  • Inspiring others through our lived faith

    Oct 22, 2021

    In 2019, Pope Francis declared an extraordinary missionary month in October. With the words Baptised and Sent echoing in our ears, the clergy, religious and laity were invited to reflect on a deeper understanding of the Church’s call to mission and to share in the missionary nature of the Church through Encounter, Testimony, Formation and Charity.

  • Preparing for mission in a post-pandemic Church

    Oct 22, 2021

    In conjunction with World Mission Sunday, Archbishop Simon Poh, Episcopal President for New Evangelisation and Pontifical Mission Societies of MalaysiaSingapore-Brunei, invites us to reflect on our call to be missionaries, particularly in a post-pandemic Malaysian Church

  • “Fratelli Tutti” important for Muslims too, says Grand Imam

    Oct 15, 2021

    The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Prof Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayeb, who was in Rome recently to participate in some important events alongside Pope Francis and other religious leaders, visited the studios of Vatican Radio – Vatican News and spoke about his relationship with Pope Francis one year after the publication of the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti.

  • We will always have the poor among us

    Oct 15, 2021

    October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.