Recent Editorial

  • The different audiences at Mass

    Jul 23, 2015

    In a practical, bullet-pointed letter to priests and deacons, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit spelled out the types of people who attend Mass, and how clergy can best speak to them.

  • Pope on the economy of the people

    Jul 23, 2015

    The Pope’s visit to Latin America came as a breath of fresh air.

  • Let men and women be judged equally

    Jul 10, 2015

    The acceptance among many Muslim men and women of restrictive Islamic clothing is a conundrum that was raised again recently when London’s The Guardian published a video in which a British student, Hanna Yusuf, declared her hijab to be NOT an instrument of oppression but rather, a feminist statement.

  • Dalit Christians file complaint with UN against the Vatican

    Jul 10, 2015

    Christian Dalits in India filed a complaint on June 30 with the United Nations accusing the Holy See of not doing enough to curb discrimination faced by “untouchables” within the Catholic Church.

  • Creation and the future of marriage

    Jul 10, 2015

    The US Supreme Court’s decision to redefine the nation’s marriage laws to include same-sex couples is no surprise.

  • The dead language is dead

    Jul 01, 2015

    It is said that Erasmus, the Dutch Renaissance scholar and theologian, spoke Latin better than he did his native tongue, but the days when every educated person in the West spoke Latin as a matter of course are long gone.

  • Mother and Sister Earth

    Jul 01, 2015

    It will take years to take in the full measure of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment, and assess its impact.

  • Why Pope Francis’ new encyclical is so radical

    Jun 26, 2015

    The distinctive contribution of the Encyclical Laudato Si’ is to make respect for the environment a priority in Catholic life, and to justify that place by making it central in Catholic reflection on the human condition.

  • Pope unlocks political stalemate

    Jun 26, 2015

    Laudato Si’ comes amid a vacuum in global political leadership. However, instead of looking to the Pope as the one who will unlock the global political stalemate, the encyclical is intended as a mirror that reflects responsibility back towards global leaders.

  • Climate change is a priority, and our responsibility

    Jun 26, 2015

    Action on climate change is a priority for many developing countries who have suffered its devastating effects.