Recent Editorial

  • New Ecclesial Movements changing the Church?

    Jun 16, 2017

    During the modern papacy, and especially since John Paul II, Pentecost Sunday has practically become the feast of new ecclesial movements like Focolare, Communion and Liberation, and the Community of Sant’Egidio. In the first week of June, Francis repeated the anti-sectarian message he has given to all the Catholic movements he’s met during his pontificate: embrace unity in diversity, and resist the temptation to focus on differences, to choose to be “(a) part over the whole, to belong to this or that group before belonging to the Church,” or to adopt “rigid and airtight positions.”

  • The ‘lab theologians’ and their monopoly on truth

    Jun 16, 2017

    Pope Francis is extremely sceptical and unsparingly critical of Catholics who are obsessed with the minutia of doctrine and the fine points of Church law. He has often called them — especially those who are theologians or clerics — rigid and, even, hypocritical.

  • Pope calls for intellectual conversion over climate

    Jun 10, 2017

    World Environment Day, Monday, 5 June, this year occured in the ominously still eye of the storm.

  • Understanding Amoris Laetitia may take years: Cardinal Schonborn

    Jun 10, 2017

    Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna (pic) said that he is not worried by conflicting intepretations of Amoris Laetitia, because it will take years for the Church to absorb the proper understanding of the papal document.

  • President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris climate change accord a ‘disaster’

    Jun 10, 2017

    Pope Francis and his senior advisers were “clearly disappointed” by President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement on climate change “and had hoped this would not have happened,” Vatican sources told America.

  • God is no warlord claiming victory with enemies’ blood

    Jun 02, 2017

    'God does not like to be loved the way a warlord would like, dragging his people to victory, debasing them in the blood of his enemies,' Pope Francis said

  • Egypt mourns more Christian victims: Caught between anger and prayer, citizens cry out for security

    Jun 02, 2017

    The testimony of a survivor: "They asked us to proclaim the Muslim faith. We refused. Then they opened fire. " Protests mount across the nation accusing authorities and the government of [timid] fight against terrorism. Muslims and Christians queue to donate blood.

  • Gentlemanly Trump at the Vatican

    Jun 02, 2017

    There is probably no classier operation on earth than the Holy See’s diplomatic apparatus. And that certainly extends to the way its officials welcome

  • Ideological fanatics divide the Christian community, Pope says

    May 26, 2017

    Christians who turn doctrine into ideology commit a grave mistake that upsets souls and divides the Church, Pope Francis said.

  • A theology in dialogue

    May 26, 2017

    Henri-Jeromme Gagey, a former dean at the Catholic Institute of Paris, believes that in responding to the current “anthropological revolution", theology needs to display “clinical responsibility”.