Focus

  • Does Church Teaching Change?

    Aug 16, 2019

    In Italy by the middle of the fifteenth century, new critical methods for dealing with historical texts had developed.

  • Iraqi Archbishop reflects on Christian community five years after ISIS takeover

    Aug 16, 2019

    Five years on from the conquering of Christian communities in Iraq by the so-called Islamic State, Christians in the country remain at the “point of extinction,” Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil said.

  • Does Church Teaching Change?

    Aug 09, 2019

    Although the documents of the early councils of the Church recognised that bad customs and bad teaching had to be uprooted, which is a form of change, they most characteristically betray a sense of continuity with previous Christian teaching and practice.

  • Build a new Africa that promotes solidarity and unity

    Aug 02, 2019

    The Vatican’ Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Archbishop Protase Rugambwa has urged African Bishops to encourage a spirit of solidarity and unity in their local Churches and within the Church’s institutions.

  • SECAM Bishops reflect on pastoral issues

    Aug 02, 2019

    SECAM delegates gathered at Munyoyo Speke Resort and Conference Centre, on 22 July, entered into study sessions to appreciate the emerging contextual pastoral issues affecting the Church in Africa.

  • With the Earth in peril, we must act on behalf of God’s creation

    Aug 02, 2019

    One would think that with an overwhelming consensus among scientists on the planet agreeing that the Earth is in peril because of human activity and that the window of time we have to ameliorate the damage is quickly closing, there would be little disagreement about what the top priority should be for the human race.

  • Synod emphasises Church’s mission to defend the vulnerable

    Jul 26, 2019

    The objective of the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is to highlight the need for religious, political and social leaders to come together and defend the dignity of indigenous men, women and children and an ecosystem that is crucial to the environment, said Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo.

  • Dialogue with indigenous: Understanding that ‘we are simple stewards

    Jul 26, 2019

    By convening a special synod on the Amazon at the Vatican in October, Pope Francis will be giving greater exposure to the Church’s deep concern for the people and the ecosystem on which they depend.

  • Can laypeople lead a parish? Look to Louisville for a thriving example

    Jul 18, 2019

    In his recent book Worship as Community Drama, sociologist Pierre Hegy described an unusual Catholic parish whose identity he hid under the name Church of the Resurrection.

  • A new dimension of Ignatian formation: laypeople training laypeople

    Jul 18, 2019

    Jim Caccamo, a retired educator and trained Ignatian prayer guide, serves as outgoing executive director of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre (ISC) in Kansas City, USA.