Recent Editorial

  • Can we rescue Christians in the Middle East?

    Aug 14, 2014

    The persecution and expulsion of Christians from northern Iraq by the Islamic State is the latest, most organized, highly destructive blow to hit the Christians of the Middle East in more than a century.

  • There can be no victory without justice

    Aug 07, 2014

    Israeli action in Gaza, however justified at the outset, has crossed the line and is proving intolerable to the international community.

  • Korea gets ready to welcome Pope to Asia

    Aug 07, 2014

    Pope Francis will travel to Korea, from Aug. 13 to 18. He is going there for a meeting with young people from 30 Asian countries at the Sixth Asian Youth Day, and to beatify 124 Korean martyrs from the first 50 years of the Catholic Church’s existence in this East-Asian nation that was evangelized by lay-people in the 18th century.

  • Cardinal George Pell on Financial Reform at the Vatican

    Jul 24, 2014

    Pope Francis is well on the way to achieving a total and radical reform of the Vatican’s finances. That became abundantly clear on July 9 when the Australian cardinal George Pell, the man he appointed to spearhead that reform, presented the New Economic Framework for the Holy See at a crowded press conference in the Vatican.

  • Not quite a parting of the ways

    Jul 24, 2014

    The vote by the Church of England’s governing body to allow women to be ordained as bishops is historic and dramatic, even if it was the logical consequence of the decision by the same body to ordain women as priests made in 1992.

  • Vatican must understand ways of the media

    Jul 17, 2014

    Rene Bruelhart, the man brought in by Benedict XVI to run the Vatican’s newly formed anti-money-laundering Financial Information Authority, was frank in assessing the Catholic Church’s task during a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal.

  • The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate

    Jul 17, 2014

    Like all Muslim terrorists, the new "Caliph" has a new "war name". He is no longer called Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. His real name is Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai, who was born in Samarra in 1971. His full name of war is: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Husseini al-Qurashi.

  • Don’t save Malaysia by threatening Malaysians

    Jul 11, 2014

    Here is a lesson from the World Cup: a coach resigns from his job when he takes responsibility for his team's poor performance or when he feels he does not have the ability to take the team further.

  • Pope speaks openly of ways his pontificate may end

    Jul 11, 2014

    Sympathizing with all the unknowns facing young people today, Pope Francis -- half joking -- said it is easier for a pope because he knows where his earthly life will end.

  • October Synod The Family in Context

    Jul 05, 2014

    “The proclamation of the Gospel of the Family is an integral part of the mission of the Church,” opens the just-released working document for this coming October’s Synod of Bishops.