Recent Editorial

  • Which way does God face?

    Jul 21, 2016

    The Vatican’s most senior liturgist recommends that the priest celebrating Mass should face east. But there are powerful theological and pastoral reasons why he should not.

  • Pastoral Vision

    Jul 21, 2016

    The basis for describing the Second Vatican Council as pastoral is unassailable. On the day the council opened, Oct 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII characterized it as such.

  • After Brexit?

    Jul 15, 2016

    The “Brexit” referendum revealed some deep divisions in British society: between Scotland and England, between London and the rest of England, between

  • A decentralized Catholicism and global politics

    Jul 15, 2016

    The reconfiguration of the European project is directly related to the reconfiguration of the Catholic Church

  • Is Francis the last Pope? A rare interview with conservative Archbishop Ganswein

    Jun 30, 2016

    Archbishop Ganswein spoke about the painful emotional impact of Benedict's farewell from the papal office and household.

  • The Church rejuvenates!

    Jun 30, 2016

    Pope Francis is surprisingly candid in denouncing things that Catholics do in the name of their faith just to keep up appearances.

  • UK prelate responds to Brexit results with call to remember society’s vulnerable

    Jun 30, 2016

    After Britain's passing of the historic referendum to withdraw from the European Union, the UK's leading prelate stressed the need to continue working with the international community, and to ensure that the vulnerable in society remain protected.

  • Elder abuse thrives on silence

    Jun 24, 2016

    Images of old age in promotions are usually taken in soft focus and set in autumn.

  • Five lessons from Scripture for parents

    Jun 24, 2016

    The Bible is not a handbook on parenthood, or morality, or any number of other things for which handbooks are perfectly suitable.

  • Next Stop Cairo?

    Jun 18, 2016

    When will Pope Francis go to Cairo? That is the question now being asked in Rome following the invitation given by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar during their historic meeting in the Vatican on May 23.