Recent Editorial

  • Müller delivers ‘manifesto’ on Catholic teaching

    Feb 13, 2019

    A former prefect of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has weighed in on the Church’s theological debates regarding the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried Catholics and by non-Catholic Christians, as well as speaking about the ordination of women to the priesthood and other theological issues.

  • There is no development without solidarity

    Feb 12, 2019

    World leaders met at the World Government Summit, in Dubai February 10-12. Pope Francis, in a video message, greeted those participating in the Summit, and recalled his own visit to the United Arab Emirates earlier this month.

  • Visit to UAE part of the ‘surprises’ of God

    Feb 12, 2019

    During his General Audience with pilgrims gathered in the Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis reflected on his Apostolic Journey to the United Arab Emirates.

  • Does God want religious diversity?

    Feb 12, 2019

    That many religions exist in the world is a fact, but what that plurality communicates to believers about God is a question that theologians are still discussing.

  • Prayer gives vitality to all we do, Francis tells WYD volunteers

    Jan 30, 2019

    Pope Francis met with World Youth Day volunteers Sunday, thanking them for their service and reminding them of the importance of preceding their endeavors with prayer.

  • Vatican summit to create child protection task force

    Jan 30, 2019

    Since the work of child protection must continue after a February meeting at the Vatican on safeguarding, one organizer said they plan on creating a "task force" with teams on every continent.

  • Pakistan court to hear challenge to Asia Bibi acquittal

    Jan 30, 2019

    Pakistan's top court will hear a review petition challenging the acquittal of Catholic death row inmate Asia Bibi on charges of blasphemy, it announced on Jan. 24.

  • A plan to eliminate last vestiges of the old papal court?

    Jan 27, 2019

    There is word that Pope Francis is soon to issue two apostolic letters motu proprio (by his own authority) that will make further significant changes to the current structure of the Roman Curia, even before he promulgates a new apostolic constitution in the coming months that will totally reorganise the Church’s central bureaucracy.

  • Women Deacons: Is the time almost here again?

    Jan 27, 2019

    In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a significant, and perhaps soon to be historic, gathering took place at Fordham University in New York.

  • Women were deacons in the early Church

    Jan 27, 2019

    Women served as deacons in Europe for about a millennium in a variety of ministerial and sacramental roles, according to Phyllis Zagano, an author and