Recent Editorial

  • The US Church is going broke. Here’s why, and what it could mean

    May 10, 2020

    Well into the pandemic’s grip on American public life, parishes and dioceses are preparing a return to some new kind of normal.

  • The prayer to Mary, the coronavirus and, the crisis of politics

    May 03, 2020

    On April 25, the feast of St Mark the Evangelist, Pope Francis issued a letter to all the faithful inviting them to “rediscover the beauty of praying

  • China resumes cross removals as virus subsides

    May 03, 2020

    The communist administration in China has started another wave of cross removals as the coronavirus pandemic reportedly subsides on the mainland.

  • Do not viralize the Sacraments

    Apr 26, 2020

    “For Christians, familiarity with the Lord is always communitarian,” Pope Francis said during the April 17 morning Mass.

  • Pope Francis’ plan for rising again

    Apr 26, 2020

    A reflection written by Pope Francis appeared on Friday on the website of Vida Nueva. In it he applies Jesus’s resurrection to the current crisis.

  • Cardinal Bo speaks the unspeakable

    Apr 17, 2020

    In launching his unprecedented attack on China over its culpability for COVID-19, Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Maung Bo appears to be on a collision course with both the Vatican’s Secretariat of State and Myanmar’s government and military.

  • At its ‘darkest hour,’ message of hope to humanity

    Apr 17, 2020

    Pope Francis preached a Gospel of hope to a humanity living under fear of the coronavirus pandemic, two thirds of whom are under quarantine or restricted movement, as he commemorated the Resurrection of Jesus at the Easter Vigil celebration in an empty St Peter’s Basilica on April 11.

  • Jesus’ Sacred Heart is open for you, despite the ‘bitter affliction’ of coronavirus

    Apr 11, 2020

    The novel coronavirus pandemic’s effects on victims and the closure of churches have deeply pained the Catholic faithful and clergy, but Holy Week is a time to join together to seek God’s mercy and love in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

  • Coping with isolation

    Apr 11, 2020

    We are all on a sharp learning curve. The virus has reshaped what we had taken for granted in terms of our living. And the best-informed predictions of an end to our constraints and containment are that we won’t see any change till a vaccine comes to our aid. But that won’t be for 12 months by most estimates.

  • The Easter mystery in empty churches and around the world

    Apr 11, 2020

    Easter has a strange flavor this year, one we were no longer used to. The pandemic emergency, which has yet to be brought under control, forces priests to celebrate mass without the people.