Recent Editorial

  • 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.’”

  • Editor’s Note

    Apr 09, 2023

    May this season of grace bring us such lasting joy and let us share this joy generously with others, especially those in the ‘shadows’ and on the margins of our society.

  • The synod is not an event – It’s a new way of being Church

    Mar 24, 2023

    he only way to be a listening Church is to learn by doing — and by doing again and again. This, several participants argued, is part of Pope Francis’ “long game.” He is trying to teach us a new way of relating to one another, one that is embraced in much of Latin America but is foreign to the Church

  • The enduring moments of Pope Francis’ first 10 years

    Mar 10, 2023

    Moment by moment, sign by sign, and word by word, Pope Francis has defined his papacy in the 10 years since his election to the See of Peter.

  • Why can’t we live in peace?

    Mar 03, 2023

    The Pope himself, seated in the back row, watched the documentary and met at the conclusion with some of the documentary’s protagonists.

Sunday Reflection

God is not like us

God is beyond us. That is what the readings point to this weekend. The fact that God is a mystery and beyond our thinking is not something that should frustrate or disappoint us but, rather, it should be a source of our hope and the ground that we walk on as Christians.

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