Recent Editorial

  • Latin or native language?

    Feb 18, 2017

    The tightly controlled and highly centralised approach to the translation of liturgical texts that has reigned in the Roman Catholic Church over the past fifteen years is likely coming to an end.

  • Pope praises expansion of historic Jesuit magazine

    Feb 17, 2017

    As the historic Jesuit-run paper La Civilta Cattolica for the first time rolled out four new language editions other than Italian, Pope Francis praised their work, urging the writers to have a healthy dose of restlessness, openness and imagination.

  • Trump’s Muslim ban

    Feb 10, 2017

    The spectre of the new ‘Muslim Ban’ is likely to increase, rather than reduce, the incentive for radical extremists claiming to operate under the banner of Islam.

  • Amoris Laetitia in continuity with Church teaching

    Feb 10, 2017

    Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has, on multiple occasions, maintained that Amoris Laetitia is in continuity with Church teaching.

  • German Bishops say the divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

    Feb 10, 2017

    The German Bishops have published their own guidelines on Amoris laetitia allowing, in certain cases, for divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

  • Reformation: Past violence must not be forgotten

    Jan 29, 2017

    The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an event to be celebrated but also a memory that requires purification and a request for forgiveness.

  • Luther’s Reformation and ours

    Jan 29, 2017

    This year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, an event which changed the history of Western Europe, and much of the rest of the world.

  • Young people to set agenda for Synod

    Jan 29, 2017

    In an unprecedented move, the Vatican has decided to by-pass national episcopal conferences and give the world’s young people a unique opportunity to help set the agenda for the next major meeting of the Church’s international Synod of Bishops.

  • What will the US bishops do?

    Jan 19, 2017

    The role of the US bishops in the coming years will be interesting to watch. The Catholic Church is one of the few national institutions that has an almost equal number of Republicans and Democrats.

  • What does a Trump victory mean for the future of American politics?

    Jan 19, 2017

    On the surface, it looks like a Republican electoral sweep which will allow them to enact their priorities.