Recent Editorial

  • Who represents the laity?

    Nov 17, 2018

    One of the most important moments in the pontificate of Francis could be the publication, probably sometime in the next few months, of the apostolic constitution Praedicate evangelium, about the reform of the Roman Curia.

  • Anticipating a reforming Pope’s radical plan to curtail the Roman Curia

    Nov 17, 2018

    Pope Francis blueprint for Church reform and renewal is found in his most important document to date — the apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium.

  • Reforming the Curia

    Nov 17, 2018

    Despite the hopes of liberals and the fears of status-quo conservatives, Pope Francis is not governing by decree, not even the Curia.

  • The ethics of artificial intelligence

    Nov 09, 2018

    The invention of the internet took most philosophers by surprise. This time, artificial intelligence ethicists view it as their job to keep up.

  • What are the dangers of artificial intelligence?

    Nov 09, 2018

    Like paper, print, steel and the wheel, computer-generated artificial intelligence (A.I.) is a revolutionary technology that can bend how we work, play and love. It is already doing so in ways we can and cannot perceive.

  • Dynamics of the Synod

    Nov 03, 2018

    On Saturday afternoon of October 27, the Final Document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops consisting of three parts, 12 chapters, 167 paragraphs and 60 pages was approved in the Synod Hall.

  • Will the Synod come alive at local level?

    Nov 03, 2018

    The Synod of Bishops on young people concluded at the Vatican on Sunday Oct 28 with a letter addressed to the young people of the world appealing to them to get involved in both the Church and the world that “urgently needs [their] enthusiasm.”

  • Catholic Youth leader in Zambia welcomes letter from Synod Fathers

    Nov 03, 2018

    “Yes we have seen the news of the letter written by the Synod Fathers, and we look forward to reading it,” said Mundia Mutukwa, a Zambian Catholic you

  • The struggle to influence Rome

    Oct 27, 2018

    The Catholic opposition to Pope Francis is headquartered in the United States. It is a minority within the US Church, but it is well organised. Its main intellectual organ is First Things, its episcopal leader Archbishop Chaput.

  • New Synod of Bishops with broadened scope

    Oct 27, 2018

    Just like the two previous Synod assemblies on the family, Pope Francis has made this current assembly on youth yet another necessary juncture on the road towards radically reforming structures of ecclesial governance and effecting a “conversion” of the papacy itself.