Recent Editorial

  • Let us be stewards of the environment

    Sep 04, 2021

    The pandemic forced many countries worldwide to impose various measures to contain the virus, the main one being to restrict movement and thus provid

  • Pope will face pressing issues on next trip abroad

    Sep 04, 2021

    Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Hungary and Slovakia, while seemingly unremarkable as papal visits go, could prove to be among his most challenging visits at a time when distrust in government authorities and the looming threat of the delta variant are dominating the headlines.

  • Everything is interconnected

    Aug 28, 2021

    In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis repeatedly reminds us that ‘everything is interconnected’ … our care for ourselves and our relationship with nature is inseparable from fraternity, justice and faithfulness to others.

  • Sunday Mass should be the culmination of all parish activities

    Aug 28, 2021

    After pandemic lockdowns led to the suspension of Catholic liturgies in many parts of the world, the Sunday Mass must be reaffirmed as the source and summit of parish life, the Vatican Secretary of State said in a message sent on behalf of the Pope.

  • Can creationism save us from COVID-19?

    Aug 20, 2021

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the relationship between religion and COVID-19 has been a tormented one.

  • Can something good arise from the ashes?

    Aug 20, 2021

    It is said that the fabulous mythical bird, the Phoenix, can arise anew from the ashes of its destruction.

  • Making a choice for the common good

    Aug 13, 2021

    There is a moral burden on every person to do what it takes to avoid infecting others. Being fully vaccinated is an important step in keeping not only ourselves, but also our families and others in the broader community, safe. If ever there was a moral obligation, this is it.

  • Anti-Catholic sentiment against Angela Merkel’s potential successor

    Aug 13, 2021

    An anti-Catholic video targeting the election campaign of a potential successor to Angela Merkel has drawn criticism from bishops and politicians in Germany amid growing concerns about a wider erosion of religious freedom in an increasingly secular Europe.

  • Catholic students in Ireland bullied for their faith

    Aug 13, 2021

    A report on a survey of 214 religious education teachers in Ireland is raising alarm that students who practice a religion, particularly Catholicism, are being bullied for their beliefs.

  • Hope in the valley of darkness

    Aug 07, 2021

    Another week goes by and it seems as if things are not getting any better. COVID-19 figures are steadily increasing, playing havoc with people’s lives and jobs. Hospitals are jam-packed and struggling to cope, despite the best efforts of the frontliners. Patients who ordinarily would be hospitalised or kept in centres are being sent home to be monitored remotely.