Recent Editorial

  • Eight points for developing Church legislation

    Mar 01, 2019

    The Pope’s closing address for the Vatican sex abuse summit Feb 21 - 24 was filled with statistics on the overall phenomenon of all child sexual abuse

  • Is anything happening at the Vatican?

    Feb 23, 2019

    Bloomsbury, the British publishing house, has published a book about bad guys in the Vatican.

  • How gay is the Vatican?

    Feb 23, 2019

    On 21 February, the opening day of the Vatican summit on sexual abuse, Frédéric Martel’s In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy was published simultaneously in eight languages and 20 countries.

  • 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.