Recent Editorial

  • The devil is a better loser than Donald Trump

    Jan 15, 2021

    The legendary Faust’s desire for power led him into a pact with Mephistopheles, the agent of Satan. The deal was straightforward. In exchange for the fulfillment of all his desires in this life, hell would get Faust’s soul after death.

  • How Catholics got conned by Donald Trump

    Jan 15, 2021

    It was never about "pro-life." Many Americans, including Catholics, voted for Donald Trump because they believed he was "pro-life."

  • New Nuncio to Kuwait, Qatar affirms Pope's committment to interreligious dialogue

    Jan 11, 2021

    From the Caribbean to the Middle East, Archbishop Eugene Nugent talks about his experience as papal nuncio to Haiti and now to Kuwait and Qatar.

  • A new year of hope for freedom from pandemic

    Jan 09, 2021

    The new year is upon us. It brings a great and vibrant hope that with the arrival of vaccines, the deadly killer Covid-19 might be defeated in another year if political leaders really lead and act with moral conscience and competence.

  • The tragedy of all-pervading Church politics

    Jan 09, 2021

    In the Catholic Church in the United States, one of the most important Churches in the world, the structures of ecclesial conversation have all but broken down.

  • Jesus shows us the way to be close

    Dec 24, 2020

    Christmas teaches us that God did not look down upon us and pass by but fully assumed our nature and the human condition, except sin. This event gives meaning to human existence and the whole of history and can remove the pessimism generated by the pandemic.

  • Pope Francis’ great Christmas gift to us all

    Dec 24, 2020

    Pope Francis' essay and book share the thoughts of this most gifted parish priest at this terrible time of pandemic. He does not present much in the way of high falutin' theology.

  • The guardian of the species: Gen 1:28 and COVID-19

    Dec 19, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent outbreaks of infectious diseases of animal origin have shed a new light on one of the most famous passages of Genesis, the story of the creation and the relationship between human beings and the animal world.

  • Mass myopia and coronavirus

    Dec 19, 2020

    “Instead of watching Mass on the computer, why don’t we read from the Bible together?” That’s how our eight-year old daughter reacted last Sunday when we gathered to watch the celebration of Mass at home, where we’ve been self-quarantined since last week.

  • Papal trip to Iraq highlights the need for dialogue

    Dec 12, 2020

    If the Abraham Accords brought together the Jews and the Muslims this year, Pope Francis, with his proposed visit to Iraq, has added the third missing commonality factor to the three great Abrahamic religions.