Focus

  • Major shake-up at Caritas Internationalis leadership

    Dec 02, 2022

    Pope Francis has removed the top officials of Caritas Internationalis (CI), the Rome-based coordinating body of the 162-nation Catholic charity confederation, and has entrusted temporary administrators with the task of revising its statutes and boosting staff morale.

  • Pope Francis has his latest ‘Lear moment’ in takeover of Caritas

    Dec 02, 2022

    ROME: Back in the late 1960s and 1970s, detractors of St Paul VI dubbed him the “Hamlet Pope” for his alleged waffling and the perceived fashion in which he would agonise over difficult decisions.

  • Ukraine and nine months of war

    Nov 25, 2022

    Ukraine is approaching the end of the ninth month since the beginning of Russia's horrific war of aggression.

  • The Eucharist ‘Makes Us One’

    Nov 25, 2022

    Now, more than ever, the Church needs a bold pastoral strategy to communicate the Gospel, to use every media platform to turn hearts and minds toward Christ, to call our people to be great saints.’

  • When your kids leave the Church What would St Monica do?

    Nov 25, 2022

    The Catholic Church in the modern age has left no stone unturned in communicating the importance of parents in modern society, and in the Church. Vatican II’s Gravissimum Educationis, the Declaration on Christian Education, says of parents:

  • A prophetic voice calls out to us: Cardinal Soter’s prophetic voice still relevant ahead of GE15

    Nov 11, 2022

    Prophetic shepherds have the insights and wisdom to speak with courage, with voices longing to be heard in the wilderness.

  • Stepping stones for greater peace with justice

    Nov 11, 2022

    In the past two months, many adverse happenings have taken place in our country and this has created much confusion.

  • ‘Something needs to come out of the synod’

    Nov 04, 2022

    European cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich , leads the Archdiocese of Luxembourg and is president of COMECE (the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union). He spoke with La Croix International on the sidelines of the October 12-30 Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC) in Bangkok, where he attended as a fraternal delegate.

  • A Philippines parish journeys together, living synodality

    Nov 04, 2022

    In Cavite, south of the city of Manila — the capital of the Philippines, local parishioners meet to discuss the life of their local church, its mission, outreach, and hopes for the future. They meet, share, and discuss, in a common journey of synodality, one of many similar gatherings taking place around the world now leading to the global 2023 Synod on synodality.

  • Synod on Synodality extended to 2024

    Oct 28, 2022

    Pope Francis announced on October 16 that he is significantly expanding the timeframe for his ongoing consultation process for the world’s Catholics.