Recent Editorial

  • Discussions and Discernment

    Sep 12, 2020

    One of the proposals that was most heatedly debated, both inside and outside the Synod hall, was the possibility of ordaining married men into the priesthood to try to address the shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

  • The art of China’s Vatican deal

    Sep 05, 2020

    Next month, the 2018 Vatican-China deal expires. Those close to the negotiations, both in Rome and in Beijing, now confidently predict a one-year extension to the two-year deal to be agreed.

  • Pope Francis: Amazon synod was for discernment, not for fighting about married priests

    Sep 05, 2020

    Pope Francis did not approve a proposal to ordain married men in the Amazon region because the idea was discussed, and even argued about, but not prayerfully discerned at a 2019 synod of bishops, according to notes from the pope included in an article published Thursday in the Catholic periodical La Civiltà Cattolica.

  • Philippines joins global Christian effort to save nature

    Sep 05, 2020

    The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) has helped launch this year’s Season of Creation with an appeal to Catholics to renew their relationship with God and all creation.

  • Faith in the era of coronavirus

    Aug 29, 2020

    The coronavirus crisis is raising challenges and questions in all areas of life. It is no exception in the realm of religion and faith.

  • “Disruptive innovation”

    Aug 29, 2020

    Understanding this current change will require a more sophisticated concept of Church as people in God and worship as people in God at prayer writes F

  • Accountability, responsibility and the blame game

    Aug 22, 2020

    Accountability is a necessary part but only one part of responding to a crisis. Any complete response includes four elements: accountability, reflection, responsibility and praise or blame. Not only the presence but the order between these elements is important.

  • Every religion has its truth?

    Aug 22, 2020

    Christians proclaim Christ as “the Way, the Truth and the Life”. But how should we look at other religious traditions? “What is truth?” Pilate asked Jesus (Jn 18:38).

  • Many hypotheses but no answers

    Aug 15, 2020

    It is two weeks since the explosions that devastated the port and a large part of Beirut, yet there is still no news on the results of the official investigation that was launched on August 5. Authorities promised that the results would be published after five days.

  • North Korea’s Pyongyang Diocese dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima

    Aug 15, 2020

    The Diocese of Pyongyang, North Korea, is to be dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.