Recent Editorial

  • Editor’s Note: Here’s to new beginnings!

    Jan 01, 2022

    The ushering in of the New Year sometimes brings about mixed feelings. On the one hand, we are excited about new beginnings and more interesting possibilities; on the other hand, we are apprehensive about what the future will unfold.

  • Let’s celebrate a countercultural Christmas

    Dec 17, 2021

    In Myanmar’s ethnic regions where Christians predominate, the sounds of gunfire, fighter jets and heavy weapons have replaced the sounds of carols.

  • Vatican produces liturgical rite for institution of catechists

    Dec 17, 2021

    The Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments says “the publication of the Rite of Institution of Catechists offers a further opportunity for reflection on the theology of ministries in order to arrive at an organic vision of the distinct ministerial realities.”

  • Commentary: A voice cries out

    Dec 11, 2021

    As a Church, we cannot expect our divisions to be healed if we miss the opportunities to authentically listen and to allow the listening to lead us to a new way of being.

  • ‘Vaccine passports’ to attend Mass?

    Dec 11, 2021

    The New Zealand Government has introduced a new COVID-19 Protection Framework called the Traffic Light System.

  • We want to hear your story

    Dec 03, 2021

    Each of us has a story of our life’s journey – a story of joys and sorrows, accomplishments and disappointments, love and loss. And now, the Holy Father has asked us to journey together and to listen to one another during the Synodal process.

  • Building a Church of communion, participation, and mission

    Dec 03, 2021

    The Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Asia states that laity, above all, are now called to transform society, in collaboration with bishops, clergy and religious. They are to infuse the “mind of Christ” into the mentality, customs, laws, and structures of the secular world they live in.

  • Presenting a case for our Catholic media

    Nov 27, 2021

    Pope Francis has recently praised what he called the “mission” of journalism. “Your mission is to explain the world, to make it less obscure, to make those who live in it less afraid of it and look at others with greater awareness, and also with more confidence.”

  • Pope Francis shares 8 Beatitudes for Bishops, giving a model for the 21st-century pastors

    Nov 27, 2021

    Pope Francis has given a text called The Beatitudes of the Bishop to all the Italian bishops meeting in the plenary assembly in Rome.

  • Adsumus Sancte Spiritus

    Nov 19, 2021

    It sounds like Greek, but it’s Latin. It’s the opening words of the prayer to the Holy Spirit, historically used at Councils, Synods, and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years. It was prayed at every session of the Second Vatican Council.