Recent Editorial

  • More than ever, we need diocesan news media

    Jun 02, 2023

    When my wife bought a Subaru a few years ago, we not only got a car. We also received a company magazine called Drive. Subaru was trying to use a “membership magazine” to build a relationship with us as well as sell us more stuff. We usually tossed the magazine in our recycling bin.

  • Editor’s Note

    May 26, 2023

    Over the past 60 years, temperatures in the Asia-Pacific region have increased faster than the global mean. According to scientists, the past eight years have been the warmest on record globally, with 2016 being the hottest.

  • What convinced me that we need more women leading at the Vatican

    May 19, 2023

    The Synod on Synodality has shown that the Church’s future does not depend solely on priests or bishops but instead, will involve more laypeople — and specifically women — than ever before.

  • Synodality: is it for them or for us?

    May 19, 2023

    Our Christian faith is based on an extraordinary claim. The divine Other, the One who set in motion our universe, cared enough to actually become one with us, to be enfleshed, to live — and die — among us to show us that we are loved in all our physical and moral frailty.

  • Viktor Orbán and Pope Francis: A paradoxical relationship

    May 05, 2023

    Upon his arrival in Budapest on Friday, April 28, Pope Francis will be received by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, with whom he has had differences in the past. The war in Ukraine has changed things.

  • Fostering vocations: a way forward

    Apr 30, 2023

    The Vocation Ministry report makes recommendations for bishops, vocations offices, and all Catholic laity.

  • A timely but neglected encyclical

    Apr 22, 2023

    Sixty years after its publication, John XXIII's "Pacem in terris" retains a strong relevance in the world of piecemeal warfare that fails to "disarm the heart."

  • Is there a decline in vocations to the priesthood?

    Apr 22, 2023

    The decline in the number of priests, seminarians, and new vocations to the priesthood in the United States appears to be more pronounced in parishes where priests serve more parishioners, according to a report commissioned by the organization Vocation Ministry.

  • Parish mergers solution to priest shortage?

    Apr 22, 2023

    The Archdiocese of St Louis, the largest and oldest in Missouri, is in the midst of a major pastoral planning initiative dubbed All Things New, announced last May.

  • Peace comes from Jesus – through us!

    Apr 14, 2023

    “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’”