Recent Editorial

  • The development of doctrine is fidelity in newness

    Jul 11, 2020

    Certain critiques of the current pontificate challenge the Second Vatican Council and end up forgetting the Magisterium of Saint John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

  • Pray for Hong Kong amid China crackdown

    Jul 04, 2020

    Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, has appealed to Christians and people of faith throughout the world “to pray for Hong Kong” following the imposition by China on June 30 of a new law “on safeguarding national security” in this special administrative region.

  • Diocese opposes Hong Kong security clampdown

    Jul 04, 2020

    The Diocese of Hong Kong has signed an open letter to the Chinese government demanding that the controversial new security laws being imposed by the mainland be pulled back.

  • Fear and loathing in Hong Kong

    Jul 04, 2020

    A climate of fear and confusion descended upon Hong Kong almost immediately after Beijing’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee took just 15 minutes to sign off on the biggest changes to the territory since the handover from Great Britain 23 years ago on July 1.

  • COVID-19 and the Clerical Church

    Jun 27, 2020

    If there’s something positive to have emerged from these many months of pandemic, it’s the constructive thinking going on about what it might mean for the Catholic Church. There’s a kind of collective and individual self-examination underway, perhaps exemplified best by Czech theologian Tomas Halik, who is a psychotherapist by training.

  • Viral biology and interconnected reality

    Jun 27, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed the way Americans live, both individually and collectively.

  • Southeast Asia keeps COVID-19 in check

    Jun 20, 2020

    Unlike in Europe, North America, Russia, Brazil and, recently India, the COVID-19 pandemic has applied the brakes to its killing spree in Southeast Asia.

  • Pope Francis soldiers on with his mission to reform the Vatican Curia

    Jun 20, 2020

    Rome has started to buzz again, as residents of the Eternal City eagerly look for ways to return to some semblance of life as it was before the coronavirus caused it to shut down for nearly three months.

  • Retired pope Benedict travels to Germany to visit his sick brother

    Jun 20, 2020

    Retired Pope Benedict XVI, who is 93 years old, travelled to Germany to visit his ailing older brother, Msgr Georg Ratzinger, who is 96.

  • Imagining the Church of tomorrow

    Jun 14, 2020

    A woman candidate for the archbishop of Lyon! Anne Soupa’s provocative declaration has Catholics talking. Some supporters are infuriated or consider it inappropriate.