Focus

  • Kolvenbach, a wise man and a teacher

    Aug 29, 2020

    Among those who certainly dedicated all their efforts to preserving and consolidating harmony with the pope and to ensuring the Society found stability and serenity in its life and work was the new general, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach.

  • Indonesian artist brings Catholics closer to God

    Aug 22, 2020

    Antonius Nugroho Adi Prabowo spent the whole month of February last year crafting statues of Jesus, Mother Mary and St Joseph with Central Javanese characteristics: light brown skin tone and traditional clothes.

  • The search for the Indian face of Jesus

    Aug 22, 2020

    In a two-part series, Christian artist Jyoti Sahi reflects on the place of art in the process of “inculturation” in the Indian Church:

  • The ‘Third Society of Jesus’: Jesuits from Vatican II to the present

    Aug 22, 2020

    Looking at the more than four centuries of the history of the Society of Jesus, we are all used to talking about the “first” or “ancient” Society of Jesus (from the time of its foundation in the 16th century to its suppression in 1773) and the “second” or “new” Society (from its restoration in 1814 to the present day).

  • Long journey ahead for inculturation in Myanmar

    Aug 15, 2020

    There was something unusual about the crib on display in the compound of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Mandalay on Christmas Eve.

  • Holy See among 30 states wanting to ban killer robots

    Aug 15, 2020

    The Holy See is among a growing number of states seeking to ban fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch (HRW) have said in a new report.

  • COVID-19 will create a global hunger crisis by the end of 2020

    Aug 15, 2020

    As COVID-19 continues to stalk the globe, food insecurity in vulnerable societies has begun to rise. Guatemalans have been advised by the government to signal that they need food by walking to the nearest main road and waving a white flag. According to Bill O’Keefe, the executive vice president for mission and mobilisation at Catholic Relief Services, CRS teams frequently encountered those makeshift distress signals along Guatemala’s roadways this summer.

  • Coronavirus, mental health and the spiritual life: A priest psychologist offers tips from St Ignatius

    Aug 08, 2020

    Since 2014, Fr. Roger Dawson has run a retreat house in the idyllic countryside of north Wales. When the U.K. went into lockdown in March, he was forced to cancel retreats. But he was determined to find a new way of offering spiritual direction.

  • A Church that is poor?

    Aug 01, 2020

    Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, said in a statement, that the “Catholic Church” encompasses the hundreds of individual Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools, social-service agencies, and other organisations that collectively employ thousands of people, and so is not prohibited from receiving taxpayer-backed federal aid.

  • The church needs women cardinals

    Aug 01, 2020

    Last week, La Croix and The Tablet both reported on an interview with the president of the French bishops' conference, Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort.