Recent Editorial

  • Interfaith Dialogue and Democratic Virtues

    Apr 15, 2015

    Democratic governments assert the moral legitimacy to exercise power over their citizens on the ground that they command the support of the majority of the electorate.

  • Limiting talk on religion?

    Apr 15, 2015

    Putrajaya’s latest move to outlaw offensive religious talk appears connected with ruling Umno’s political campaign to use Islam as a means to lure Malay voters back into its fold, according to political analysts.

  • The power of the Word preached

    Apr 09, 2015

    Chapter Three of the Joy of the Gospel is titled The proclamation of the Gospel and it is here that Pope Francis reveals his deepest Jesuit and liturgical emphases.

  • On the other side of evil

    Apr 09, 2015

    The primary Christian response to the problem of evil and the human suffering it causes is not to spiritualise it, attribute it to fate or explain it as punishment, but to declare that God suffers too, both in the historic event of the Crucifixion and in all human experiences of pain, anguish, abandonment and grief.

  • Designer babies?

    Apr 09, 2015

    Leading scientists are seeking to put the brakes on research that could lead down the road to “designer babies.”

  • Liturgical orientation of Pope Francis

    Apr 06, 2015

    We see in Pope Francis someone who continues to live in the grace of the transformation brought about in him by his experience of the depths of Ignatian prayer, and also someone who, through that transformation, brings intimacy and imagination, memory and hope into everything that he does, especially when he celebrates the liturgy.

  • A Grand Mufti takes extremists to task

    Apr 06, 2015

    On the day that a group of British Muslim scholars today launched an online magazine, Haqiqah, aimed at protecting young Muslims from radicalisation a leading Catholic authority on Islam praises the Grand Mufti who refuted terrorists’ claims to adhere to a pure form of the faith describing it as a major step in the fight against Islamic extremism.

  • Liturgy in the Era of a Jesuit Pope

    Mar 26, 2015

    Jorge Mario Bergolio went through the usual Jesuit formation that was expected of him: two years novitiate, studies in history, literature, Latin and Greek, philosophy.

  • State has duty to protect Christians

    Mar 26, 2015

    Condemning the latest atrocity against Christians in Pakistan, Pope Francis went a step further than earlier expressions of horror and solidarity, heartfelt as those have been.

  • Reformer Pope and contextual theology

    Mar 20, 2015

    One of the untold stories behind the election of Pope Francis in March 2013 was the emergence of Latin America as the new source Church for global Catholicism.