Recent Editorial

  • Are we facing a crisis of faith?

    Jul 17, 2021

    There is no doubt that in times of crisis, many people turn to religion for guidance and consolation.

  • Fed up, but still Catholic

    Jul 17, 2021

    One of the fastest-growing religious affiliations, or more accurately disaffiliations, is the large number of people who declare themselves to be former Catholics.

  • Study finds fewer Catholics have left the Church in Germany during pandemic

    Jul 17, 2021

    In the coronavirus year 2020, fewer Christians left the Church in Germany than in previous years, two church organisations reported July 14.

  • Lighting a flame of hope

    Jul 10, 2021

    Editor’s Column, Sustained by Grace

  • Pandemic shows us the vital role of journalism

    Jul 10, 2021

    This is Alessandro Gisotti’s interview with Noel Curran, European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) director general, on the challenges for public service media in the pandemic era. For the leader of the EBU, good journalism is under threat on many fronts but can survive the crossfire and even thrive.

  • Can a papal visit bring peace to restive Papua?

    Jul 10, 2021

    Archbishop Mandagi's request for a papal visit reflects the local Church's sense of powerlessness in promoting peace and justice.

  • When party politics corrupts!

    Jul 03, 2021

    ‘Politics’ is a means to gain power. It often involves ‘highhanded’ ways. One’s own self becomes the focal point in life. It goes to the point of self-absorption. Hardly anything else matters. No wonder ‘good sense’ is bound to be lost then.

  • The Vatican confesses: The hierarchical Church has lost the people

    Jul 03, 2021

    Holy See makes ill-fated, last-ditch attempt to alter proposed antihomophobia law supported by most people in democratic Italy.

  • Synodality? To recover ecclesial spaces

    Jun 26, 2021

    Synodality is essential not only for recovering the legitimacy of ecclesial spaces. It’s also vital in exposing the neo-traditionalist and neo-integralist understanding of tradition that’s contrary to what Catholics believe about communal religious and liturgical experience.

  • The collapse of the US bishops' conference

    Jun 26, 2021

    What we witnessed at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring meeting was outrageous; bishops questioned each other’s motives without any objection from the chair.