Recent Editorial

  • A call to resolve Ernakulam-Angamal liturgical conflict

    Sep 08, 2023

    Kerala is known as God’s Own Country and visitors are invariably impressed by its beauty and splendour. Diversity marks all aspects of life in Kerala. Varieties of landscape and cuisine, cultures and religions, occupations and trades, thoughts and opinions make it unique.

  • Sydney’s a Church of millennials

    Aug 25, 2023

    As hundreds of Sydney pilgrims concluded their World Youth Day adventure, a new analysis has shown the Archdiocese of Sydney is unique among Australia’s metropolitan sees for having retained Millennial and Gen Z adults.

  • If the synod isn’t a parliament, voting should be dropped

    Aug 25, 2023

    Pope Francis keeps repeating that the upcoming synod is not a parliament. For him, the synod is not a forum for competing positions to debate each other with a goal of developing new policies or effecting structural changes in the Church.

  • Youth not asking ‘Is there space?’ but ‘Why bother?’

    Aug 18, 2023

    For an entire generation of young people — some of them misfits and some cool kids, some convinced Catholics but also plenty of folks on the fence and free-spirited seekers — Pope Francis at the recent World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, Portugal, had a clear answer: “Yes, there is room for all of you

  • Pope to priests of Rome: I am on the journey with you

    Aug 18, 2023

    “I am close to you in your joys and sufferings, thank you for your often unrecognised service,” Pope Francis writes in a letter to the priests of his Diocese, while warning them against spiritual worldliness that “hides behind appearances of religiosity and love for the Church, but in reality consis

  • Conference president reflects on his new role, responsibility

    Aug 18, 2023

    In July, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei (CBCMSB) met for their bi-annual plenary assembly during which they elected a new president — Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, succeeding the outgoing president, Cardinalelect Sebastian Franci

  • 10 years ago, Pope Francis shook up the church, Now he’s cementing his legacy

    Aug 11, 2023

    When Pope Francis made the first foreign trip of his papacy, to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day (WYD) in 2013, he urged young people to make a “mess” in their local churches, to shake things up even if it ruffled the feathers of their bishops.

  • World Youth Days test the limits of ageing popes

    Aug 11, 2023

    At a press conference just hours after Pope Francis underwent a surprise hernia operation in June, an immediate concern was whether the 86-year-old would be cleared to travel to Portugal in August for World Youth Day (WYD).

  • Youth, lights in the dark night

    Aug 04, 2023

    We live in an increasingly secular world. Pope Francis has stated that modern societies belittle the practice of the faith through cultural irony, considering faith something for the old to practise.

  • Faith in the future as an act of remembering the past

    Aug 04, 2023

    It is we who keep the ongoing legacy of the Second Vatican Council alive, and together we will help to map the future that lies ahead of us