Recent Editorial

  • 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.

  • 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.