Recent Editorial

  • 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.

  • Financial commitment to climate change

    Jun 26, 2015

    Financial commitment is also a sign of personal or political commitment (“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” Matthew 6:21).

  • Priests needed: As Church growth explodes worldwide, parishes can't keep up

    Jun 17, 2015

    The global Catholic population is growing – so quickly, in fact, that priest and parish numbers cannot keep up, says a new study on trends in the worldwide Church.

  • Encyclical will spur climate change debate

    Jun 17, 2015

    Francis’s encyclical has already brought charges from prominent Catholics that the Church should stay out of the science.

  • Pope Francis pays for 120 of Rome's poor to visit Shroud of Turin

    Jun 11, 2015

    In his latest act of papal charity, Pope Francis has donated funds for two busloads of homeless and sick pilgrims to visit the Shroud of Turin. They will stay in two charitable centers that offer shelter to the homeless during the winter.

  • The pilgrim church revived under Francis

    Jun 11, 2015

    It was a bold, even audacious, assertion by then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in an intervention to fellow cardinals during the week preceding the conclave that elected him Pope.

  • In need of hope

    Jun 11, 2015

    From the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has given particular attention to “the peripheries” of the world. Bosnia-Herzegovina, with its capital city Sarajevo, is one of those peripheries.