• 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.

  • Hagia Sophia and places of religious freedom

    Jul 25, 2020

    A Turkish court abrogated that decree earlier this month when it announced that it had revoked Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum, which had become a monument of relative harmony and a symbol of the secularism that was part of the foundation of the modern Turkish state by Atatürk.

  • The Roman Curia is being reformed as Cardinals retire

    Jul 18, 2020

    It is perhaps the most ambitious project of the current pontificate: attempting to truly reform the mentality and structures of the Catholic Church’s central – and, up until Francis arrived, centralising– bureaucracy known as the Roman Curia.

  • Church must help ethical post-pandemic economic recovery

    Jul 11, 2020

    Fr Paul Daisuke Narui SVD, an economist and the Bishop-elect of Nigata in Japan, reflects on how the Church must help make sure post-Covid-19 economic recovery is based on ethical investments that protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and neglect.