Recent Editorial

  • Pope Francis’ efforts to clean up Vatican finances rewarded by the EU

    Dec 07, 2018

    In a decision that is seen as a recognition of the Vatican’s achievements at financial transparency under Pope Francis, the Board of the European Payments Council “approved the extension of the geographical scope of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) to Vatican City State and the Holy See.”

  • Jesus loved imperfect people

    Dec 07, 2018

    Most people I know would cringe at being called “holy.” The very word secretes poisons like “uninteresting,” “sex-less,” “goody-goody,” “pretentious.”

  • The Church must be purified

    Dec 07, 2018

    If we seek to cleanse the Church with the political spirit similar to the mobs of the French Revolution, with anger begetting anger and blood begetting blood, we will only find ourselves farther away from the interior metanoia demanded to solve the present crisis.

  • Cardinal O’Malley: ‘February meeting will be an important moment'

    Nov 30, 2018

    Cardinal O’Malley, President of the Commission for the Protection of Minors, says he is grateful for the announcement of the formation of an organizing committee in view of the February meeting on the protection of minors in the Church.

  • Cupich named to organising group of Vatican’s February meeting on abuse crisis

    Nov 30, 2018

    The Vatican announced Friday, Nov 23, Pope Francis’ selection for the organising committee of the Vatican’s February meeting of bishops on abuse prevention. Among the group named is Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

  • Brexit, what now?

    Nov 30, 2018

    There is a danger that, sated by coverage and conversation about Brexit, some of us might miss how momentous November 2018 has been.

  • New documentary shows individual, societal threat of pornography

    Nov 30, 2018

    The non-profit group Fight the New Drug has released a three-part documentary to raise a greater awareness of the damage caused by pornography.

  • Pope creates class on ‘Sciences of Peace’ at Lateran University

    Nov 21, 2018

    Pope Francis Monday established a curriculum in Sciences of Peace at the Pontifical Lateran University, involving the “pope’s university” because of the special bond it has with the Holy See in a project to “foster seeds of peace.”

  • Why did Rome stop the US bishops’ vote?

    Nov 21, 2018

    The Vatican’s decision to interrupt the vote on new sex abuse protocols confounded bishops and parishioners all over the United States.

  • Hundreds of Christian-owned homes taken over in Nineveh Plain

    Nov 21, 2018

    “The numbers are unclear but this is real and serious. For some time, Christian houses and properties have been the object of seizures or illegal occupations and this is unfair,” said Mgr Shlemon Audish Warduni, auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, reacting to a recent investigation by al-Sumaria, an Iraqi Arabic-language TV network that ran a story about the illegal seizure of at least 350 Christian-owned properties.