Focus

  • Pope Francis meets 63 Jesuits of Ireland

    Sep 21, 2018

    On August 25, during his visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis met with 63 Jesuits of Ireland.

  • To the People of God: Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis

    Aug 30, 2018

    Penance and prayer will help us to open our eyes and our hearts to other people’s sufferings and to overcome the thirst for power and possessions that are so often the root of those evils.

  • Reflections on 25 years of The Splendour of Truth

    Aug 23, 2018

    The Church celebrates the 25th anniversary of the encyclical “Veritatis splendor,” and reflects on the teaching of Saint John Paul II.

  • Is Veritatis Splendor Infallible?

    Aug 23, 2018

    In the current climate of confusion and debate over the contents of Amoris laetitia, I recently re-read Veritatis splendor, the 1993 encyclical letter of Pope St. John Paul II on moral theology, which is cited in three of the five dubia relating to Amoris laetitia.

  • Fight scandal by giving witness to the Gospel, Pope tells young people

    Aug 17, 2018

    Members of the Catholic Church sin and give scandal, it's true, Pope Francis said, but it is up to each Catholic to live the faith as authentically as possible and witness to the world the love of Jesus.

  • Evolution of Capital Punishment in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Aug 10, 2018

    "Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being."

  • Pope revises Catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

    Aug 10, 2018

    Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert "the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person" and to commit the church to working toward its abolition worldwide.

  • Meet Indian Catholic priest leading study on Milky Way’s ‘sibling’ galaxy

    Aug 01, 2018

    Forty-year-old Fr D’Souza has an Indian connection. He hails from Goa and grew up in Kuwait. After joining the Jesuits, he began his college education at St Xavier’s College in Mumbai, which eventually led him to earn his PhD in astronomy from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, in 2016. Fr D’Souza, who works with the Vatican Observatory, is currently pursuing his post-doctoral studies in Michigan. Below, D’Souza gives insights into his work, what motivates him and the science-faith debate.

  • Not the Montessori Method: the Scientific Method

    Jul 26, 2018

    Maybe, the above intrigues, pleases, shocks the reader. Maybe, all at the same time. Maybe, we are willing to be sold on the idea that the Method is interesting and has valuable things to bring to the table.

  • Montessori schools are exceptionally successful

    Jul 20, 2018

    Montessori schools feature mixed-age classrooms that look the same everywhere in the world because everything in the environment has been thought out for very specific reasons.