Recent Editorial

  • 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

  • Synod on Synodality to open debate on wide range of hot topics

    Jun 30, 2023

    Decision-making methods, the place of women, migrants, homosexuals, cultural traditions, climate change, priestly formation. Rarely has a document from Rome covered so many themes in such an open manner.

  • Overcome the dark clouds

    Jun 17, 2023

    Embrace the future with hope

  • Editor’s Note

    Jun 09, 2023

    A survey conducted by The Pew Research Centre (What Americans Know about Religion ? Pew Research Study, July 2019) concluded that many Catholics do not fully understand the fundamental teaching of the Church concerning the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist.

  • More than ever, we need diocesan news media

    Jun 02, 2023

    When my wife bought a Subaru a few years ago, we not only got a car. We also received a company magazine called Drive. Subaru was trying to use a “membership magazine” to build a relationship with us as well as sell us more stuff. We usually tossed the magazine in our recycling bin.

  • Editor’s Note

    May 26, 2023

    Over the past 60 years, temperatures in the Asia-Pacific region have increased faster than the global mean. According to scientists, the past eight years have been the warmest on record globally, with 2016 being the hottest.