Recent Editorial

  • ‘Take the pulse’ of the Catholic people

    Nov 06, 2015

    If you really want to know what happened inside the Synod of Bishops this past month, don’t obsess too much over its final report (relatio) on the Church and the family.

  • Change is possible

    Nov 06, 2015

    Though called an “ordinary general assembly,” the just-ended Synod of Bishops, with its surprising conclusion opened a wide path of mercy for divorced and remarried Catholics.

  • Synod was about affirming family, indissoluble marriage

    Oct 30, 2015

    At the conclusion of the 2015 Synod on the Family, Pope Francis emphasized that the gathering had been about recognizing that society is founded on the family and marriage as the permanent union of one man and one woman.

  • What the Synod did

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Synod of Bishops on the Family, which gathered Catholic bishops and other participants from around the world to discuss issues related to the family, has just concluded.

  • Where were the voting women at the Synod?

    Oct 30, 2015

    To my mind, the Synod on the Family, no matter what the outcome of the Synod’s final report, or the Pope’s final statement, has been a resounding success.

  • Can the Synod succeed?

    Oct 22, 2015

    The 270 synodal fathers come from many different cultures and as a result have very different priorities and concerns, not to mention different cultural conceptions about family life.

  • It is the Bishops turn to be confused!

    Oct 22, 2015

    Midway through the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family, confusion, if not chaos, reigns, to paraphrase a synod father. And in that confusion is fear, fear of uncertainty and the unknown.

  • Refuting the cardinals who oppose the Pope

    Oct 21, 2015

    don’t know what would bring people to say the things that they are saying because we are all hearing the Pope, and the Pope is saying nothing that contradicts the teaching of the Church.

  • Doctrinal challenges — How to proceed?

    Oct 15, 2015

    Fr Karl Rahner points us to three ways in determining how we could proceed with doctrinal challenges.

  • Communion for remarried divorcees is not the only issue being discussed

    Oct 15, 2015

    After some questions put to Pope Francis by the Synod fathers regarding the working method of the meetings.