Recent Editorial

  • Pope Francis in 2024: The synod, health concerns, the China deal and more

    Jan 12, 2024

    Pope Francis is looking ahead to the Jubilee Year 2025 as “a pilgrim of hope”.

  • Editor’s Note

    Jan 05, 2024

    As the new year unfolds, Pope Francis has set an inspiring intention for January, emphasising the gift of diversity within the Church.

  • Canon law must be part of Church’s mission of mercy

    Jan 05, 2024

    All the Catholic Church’s structures, including tribunals and faculties of canon law, must undergo a “pastoral and missionary conversion” to ensure the Church is giving the world “the only thing it needs: the Gospel of the mercy of Jesus,” said Pope Francis.

  • A street side Christmas musing on synodality

    Dec 22, 2023

    People either have trained their eyes not to see him or they are short-sighted, callously blind, even to cast a fleeting glance at him.

  • Beware the bishops seeking fame

    Dec 22, 2023

    A few months ago, sitting in a restaurant with a bishop, sharing an appetizer as we waited for our meals, I asked my friend what he thought was the greatest challenge facing the episcopacy at this moment.

  • Why the Israel-Hamas war is so hard to talk about

    Dec 15, 2023

    Since the October 7 massacre of innocent civilians by Hamas and Israel’s subsequent declaration of war on Hamas, a fascinating dynamic has emerged — the Jewish and Palestinian narratives we see posted on social media have converged — with the protagonists and antagonists reversed.

  • Editor’s Note

    Dec 08, 2023

    On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights ? a milestone enshrining the fundamental rights of every individual.

  • Editor’s Note

    Dec 01, 2023

    We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the centre of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programmes which value their active participation.

  • Synod was grounded in prayer and doctrine at service of pastoral ministry

    Nov 24, 2023

    The call of Pope St John XXIII that resulted in the Second Vatican Council was a call to respond to a world that had radically changed in the preceding 100 years.

  • Did the synod make a splash?

    Nov 19, 2023

    The Synod’s apparent lack of impact on the everyday struggles of pew-sitting Catholics is also noteworthy.