Recent Editorial

  • Pope Francis on Islam

    May 26, 2016

    I really like to see, amidst the populist appeals of many politicians to the lowest — the very lowest — common denominator in humanity, that a public figure has the courage to talk sense about religion.

  • Islam, the Gospel, and World Conquest

    May 26, 2016

    The interviewers asked Francis about “fear of Islam:” “The fear of accepting migrants is partly based on a fear of Islam.

  • Is there a Christian Europe?

    May 26, 2016

    What is particularly striking is Francis’ rather novel view of “Europe” in relation to Christendom.

  • Women, Church and Diaconate

    May 20, 2016

    Pope Francis’ willingness to dig deeper into the question of the female diaconate is in tune with what he has said on other occasions in the first three years of his pontificate about the importance of valuing the role of women in the Church.

  • Opposition to reform has coalesced around former Pope Joseph Ratzinger

    May 20, 2016

    Opposition to Pope Francis is being waged on a variety of fronts. Those in the “let’s just wait him out” crowd are already doing everything they can to prepare for the day when he is no longer around.

  • Francis effect growing among seminarians

    May 20, 2016

    The Pope Francis effect? Some express hope, others dread, still more argue that day-to-day church life is business-as- usual, with little change.

  • Pope on women

    May 13, 2016

    Pope Francis has done it again. He’s spoken out forcefully in defence of women, saying they deserve more respect all over the world.

  • Work towards integral solidarity

    May 13, 2016

    In his lengthy, wide-spread speech, Pope Francis echoed ideas similar to those he expressed during his Nov. 25, 2014 visit to Strasbourg where he spoke to both the European Parliament and Council, urging a “grandmother Europe” go back to her foundational values.

  • ‘I have a dream’ for Europe, says Pope

    May 13, 2016

    As he received the prestigious Charlemagne Prize Friday, Pope Francis laid out his vision for a renewed European continent in what could easily be his own version of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s infamous “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • Muslim theology faculties develop an ‘Islam for Germany’

    May 06, 2016

    While Germany's politicians are loudly debating whether Islam is compatible with democracy, five of its state universities are quietly developing pioneering new Islamic theology faculties to try to ensure that it is.