Recent Editorial

  • The rise of radical Islam in Malaysia?

    May 23, 2014

    We are not immune to radical Islam, judging by recent events. But although it has gained prominence recently, it is not an overnight phenomenon.

  • Syrian, Iraqi refugees find Catholic agencies meet wide range of needs

    May 16, 2014

    Fleeing conflict and violence back home, refugees from Syria and Iraq praised the Catholic humanitarian agencies helping them to cope with their trauma while starting a new life in their adopted safe haven of Jordan.

  • Working towards sustainable humanity

    May 16, 2014

    The just concluded conference on Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility, was the cooperative work of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

  • Hudud delay a way out for PAS and Umno?

    May 16, 2014

    PAS’s decision to shelve its proposed Islamic criminal law, or hudud, is to all intents and purposes a way out of a political quagmire for the Islamist party and rival Umno, both of whom have been caught in a maelstrom of protests from their non-Muslim allies, say politicians and analysts.

  • Pope advises footballers: ‘set an example on and off pitch’

    May 08, 2014

    “Football is a social entity, and requires social responsibility on the part of players, both on and off the pitch, and by national and local managers” Pope Francis said on Friday morning (May 2).

  • Workplace safety issues in South Korean ferry disaster

    May 08, 2014

    The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was celebrated on April 28, 2014.

  • Francis and divorce

    May 08, 2014

    Pope Francis continues to drop hints about the possibilities of “development” in the Catholic Church’s treatment of divorce. He is reported to have telephoned an Argentine divorcee who had written to him after being told she could not receive Holy Communion: he assured her, she said afterwards, that she could.

  • Hardline Malaysian Islamists

    May 02, 2014

    Equality, liberty and human rights are “godless” and “faithless” ideologies created by atheists to destroy Islam! This is the opinion of the Islamic group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (ISMA).

  • Exclusion of non-Malays are not simply domestic affairs

    May 02, 2014

    Prime Minister Najib Razak has done little to redress the growing divisions and social inequalities between communities within Malaysia.

  • Popes that created a new mindset

    May 02, 2014

    Our generation has witnessed a religious revolution so extraordinary that it is sometimes hard to appreciate.