Recent Editorial

  • 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.

  • Pope Francis needs to tell the world who will make his end-of-life decisions

    Aug 07, 2021

    For the good of the Church, the Pope needs to clear up the uncertainty by signing a durable power of attorney that specifies who makes medical decisions for him if he is unable to make them himself.

  • Our resilience will see us through

    Jul 30, 2021

    We are, all of us, facing challenging times during this pandemic — many have lost their jobs and income and some even their homes. Parents are struggling to cope with working from home and caring for their children.

  • Traditional Latin Mass movement ‘hijacked’ initiatives of John Paul II and Benedict XVI

    Jul 30, 2021

    Pope Francis’ letter explaining why he was restricting the use of the pre-Vatican II Mass “fearlessly hits the nail on the head: the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) movement has hijacked the initiatives of St John Paul II and Benedict XVI to its own ends,” said Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, who insisted he was speaking as a theologian and not as a Vatican official.

  • We are all called to “Go and do likewise”

    Jul 24, 2021

    Our obligation to love our neighbour isn’t confined just to those we know, or those who are the same as we are, or those who share our beliefs. Jesus set no boundaries on who to show love and compassion to.

  • Pope Francis calls for unity in the celebration of the Mass

    Jul 24, 2021

    Since many have asked what I think about the Holy Father's new motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, which restricts the celebration of the Latin Mass, I’ll offer a few of my thoughts.

  • Are we facing a crisis of faith?

    Jul 17, 2021

    There is no doubt that in times of crisis, many people turn to religion for guidance and consolation.

  • Fed up, but still Catholic

    Jul 17, 2021

    One of the fastest-growing religious affiliations, or more accurately disaffiliations, is the large number of people who declare themselves to be former Catholics.

  • Study finds fewer Catholics have left the Church in Germany during pandemic

    Jul 17, 2021

    In the coronavirus year 2020, fewer Christians left the Church in Germany than in previous years, two church organisations reported July 14.