Recent Editorial

  • Can something good arise from the ashes?

    Aug 20, 2021

    It is said that the fabulous mythical bird, the Phoenix, can arise anew from the ashes of its destruction.

  • Making a choice for the common good

    Aug 13, 2021

    There is a moral burden on every person to do what it takes to avoid infecting others. Being fully vaccinated is an important step in keeping not only ourselves, but also our families and others in the broader community, safe. If ever there was a moral obligation, this is it.

  • Anti-Catholic sentiment against Angela Merkel’s potential successor

    Aug 13, 2021

    An anti-Catholic video targeting the election campaign of a potential successor to Angela Merkel has drawn criticism from bishops and politicians in Germany amid growing concerns about a wider erosion of religious freedom in an increasingly secular Europe.

  • Catholic students in Ireland bullied for their faith

    Aug 13, 2021

    A report on a survey of 214 religious education teachers in Ireland is raising alarm that students who practice a religion, particularly Catholicism, are being bullied for their beliefs.

  • Hope in the valley of darkness

    Aug 07, 2021

    Another week goes by and it seems as if things are not getting any better. COVID-19 figures are steadily increasing, playing havoc with people’s lives and jobs. Hospitals are jam-packed and struggling to cope, despite the best efforts of the frontliners. Patients who ordinarily would be hospitalised or kept in centres are being sent home to be monitored remotely.

  • Pope Francis needs to tell the world who will make his end-of-life decisions

    Aug 07, 2021

    For the good of the Church, the Pope needs to clear up the uncertainty by signing a durable power of attorney that specifies who makes medical decisions for him if he is unable to make them himself.

  • Our resilience will see us through

    Jul 30, 2021

    We are, all of us, facing challenging times during this pandemic — many have lost their jobs and income and some even their homes. Parents are struggling to cope with working from home and caring for their children.

  • Traditional Latin Mass movement ‘hijacked’ initiatives of John Paul II and Benedict XVI

    Jul 30, 2021

    Pope Francis’ letter explaining why he was restricting the use of the pre-Vatican II Mass “fearlessly hits the nail on the head: the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) movement has hijacked the initiatives of St John Paul II and Benedict XVI to its own ends,” said Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, who insisted he was speaking as a theologian and not as a Vatican official.

  • We are all called to “Go and do likewise”

    Jul 24, 2021

    Our obligation to love our neighbour isn’t confined just to those we know, or those who are the same as we are, or those who share our beliefs. Jesus set no boundaries on who to show love and compassion to.

  • Pope Francis calls for unity in the celebration of the Mass

    Jul 24, 2021

    Since many have asked what I think about the Holy Father's new motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, which restricts the celebration of the Latin Mass, I’ll offer a few of my thoughts.