Recent Editorial

  • How does one learn to be a bishop?

    Sep 30, 2022

    While the “job” of being a bishop is particularly high-profile, the preparation for this ministry is quite limited. But the Vatican has been trying to address that.

  • Editor’s Note

    Sep 30, 2022

    Church attendance has been declining since the pandemic. A common lament among the clergy is that church attendance is still not back to normal, that is, how it used to be pre-pandemic.

  • Editor’s Note

    Sep 23, 2022

    Our celebration of Migrant Sunday as we like to call it, should motivate us to encounter and identify with those in our community, who are in need of strength and consolation, who often experience a deep sense of loneliness, anxiety and fear.

  • The Pope and the praying menace

    Sep 23, 2022

    Pope Francis has had a fair amount of success in getting people to look with new eyes at major issues or problems in our world. He has been helped out in this thanks to generally friendly media coverage.

  • For 70 years she “was” the United Kingdom

    Sep 23, 2022

    Queen Elizabeth II who was laid to rest on September 19, was a rare point of stability in a turbulent nation and world.

  • Editor’s Note

    Sep 17, 2022

    The queen’s death overshadowed the appointment of Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, who had just taken office two days prior to the monarch’s demise.

  • Ahead of elections, top Italian prelate says, ‘Don’t forget the poor’

    Sep 17, 2022

    As Italy heads toward its snap general election later this month, Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi of Bologna has stressed the need to prioritise the poor and avoid polemics.

  • Cardinal Tagle — will he succeed Pope Francis?

    Sep 17, 2022

    Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (pic) – fast-emerging as a frontrunner to succeed Pope Francis, as rumours grow about a looming papal resignation – may have just seen his chances increase further still.

  • Editor’s Note

    Sep 10, 2022

    September 8 marked the 28th anniversary of HERALD, and it is with much gratitude that we are resuming our print version this weekend.

  • Pope John Paul I reminds us of the essence of the Gospel

    Sep 10, 2022

    The beatification of John Paul I is an invitation to rediscover the humility that allows the virtues of faith, hope and charity to be concretely translated into life.