Solidarity of friends
Because of the Eucharist, our primary loyalty should be to the Body of Christ and not to the nation-state in which we live.  We are Christians first and Australians second.
by William T. Cavanaugh

Can the world game become “joga bonito” – the beautiful game – if it is played from and through the heart and the spirit?
by Andrew Thomas Kania

Unhelpful
Australians should be sceptical when politicians talk about “failed” or “failing” states – an especially unhelpful description when referring to East Timor.
by Minh Nguyen

Letter to Pope Benedict
America’s Voice of the Faithful appeals to the Pope to put pressure on the Bishops ahead of the USCCB meeting at which the discussion of the clergy abuse scandal was not on the agenda.