Recent Editorial

  • Confusion in the Church

    Mar 24, 2017

    Some self-declared Catholic traditionalists have been complaining bitterly that there is much confusion and division within the Catholic Church.

  • Rise in populist leaders worries Vatican

    Mar 17, 2017

    Pope Francis and his closest allies continue to express their deep concern about the rise of populist political leaders around the world – those who appeal to people’s fear of foreigners and their desire to exclusively pursue isolationist self-interests.

  • Pope Francis has reconnected the Church with Vatican Il

    Mar 17, 2017

    Pope Francis has reconnected the Church with Vatican Il

  • Five hundred years after the Reformation: End the schism!

    Mar 10, 2017

    It was most gratifying that the Chairman of the Protestant Churches in Germany, Bishop Heinrich Bedford- Strohm and the President of the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, officially visited Pope Francis, in Rome, together on the occasion of the Reformation Jubilee.

  • Did primitive earthly life begin from 3.3 billion years ago?

    Mar 10, 2017

    An international team has found evidence of microfossils in the “Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt” on the coast of Hudson Bay in north-eastern Quebec in Canada.

  • Education is key to the renewal of sacred music

    Mar 10, 2017

    Pope Francis said that, while liturgical music has often struggled to live up to the quality and beauty the mystery of the Eucharist requires, we can promote its renewal by investing in a solid musical education for clergy and laity.

  • Pope Francis to South Sudan with the Anglican Primate Welby

    Mar 05, 2017

    A one day journey to South Sudan, without spending the night in the country ravaged by war.

  • Young people called to play a decisive role in 2018 Synod of Bishops

    Mar 05, 2017

    Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri has begun an ambitious campaign to make sure the Church’s youngest members play a decisive role in shaping the agenda at the next gathering of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled for the autumn of 2018.

  • Reforming Saudi Arabia

    Mar 03, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is a mix of archaic traditions and futuristic ambitions. Its leadership wants to adapt to modern technology and economics but, at the same time, preserve much of its religious and cultural heritage.

  • What has Pope Francis taught us four years into his papacy?

    Feb 25, 2017

    When I reflect on four years of Pope Francis, my brain conjures an image of a man (in a white cassock, of course) straining to push a giant armoire across a cavernous room. Spoiler alert — the armoire is the Church.