Recent Editorial

  • Cadinal Burke transferred

    Nov 20, 2014

    Pope Francis’ transfer of Cardinal Raymond Burke from being the Vatican’s “chief justice” to a mere cardinal-protector of the Knights of Malta, has intensified yet more irresponsible talk of schism within the Catholic Church.

  • Building a theologically thinking and feeling community in South Asia

    Nov 13, 2014

    Let us build ourselves … Let us know each other was the theme for the first day of the conference.

  • The Church needs the commotion the Family Synod caused

    Nov 13, 2014

    It is difficult to imagine why any pope would want to engage in the synodal process if it were not to discuss compelling issues of the day.

  • Pope Benedict’s fearful words

    Nov 11, 2014

    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has made few contributions to the life of the Church since his retirement, preferring instead to “watch and pray.”

  • Hope for religious freedom in Indonesia

    Nov 11, 2014

    Members of several religious minority groups in Indonesia say they are cautiously optimistic about plans to draft a new bill to protect persecuted minorities in the predominantly Muslim country.

  • Vatican astronomer on Pope’s Big Bang words

    Nov 11, 2014

    A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis' recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a change in the Church's stance on the issue, the pontiff in fact said nothing new.

  • However dramatic, the Synod of Bishops 2014 was just the beginning

    Oct 30, 2014

    Now that the dust is beginning to settle on the tumultuous Synod of Bishops on the Family, conclusions are up in the air as to what it all meant.

  • Now the talking really begins

    Oct 30, 2014

    Pope Francis wanted frankness and openness, and that is what he got. But there is also the sense that the real debate in the Church about marriage and families is only just starting .

  • Synod a win for Francis and ‘openness’

    Oct 30, 2014

    As people analyze and debate the final relatio or report from the Synod on the Family, there is a danger of missing the forest for the trees.

  • New pastoral paths for divorced families

    Oct 24, 2014

    The Synod recognized the need for new pastoral paths in dealing with divorced families. “Each damaged family, first of all, should be listened to with respect and love, becoming companions on the journey as Christ did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.”