Recent Editorial

  • The tragedy of all-pervading Church politics

    Jan 09, 2021

    In the Catholic Church in the United States, one of the most important Churches in the world, the structures of ecclesial conversation have all but broken down.

  • Jesus shows us the way to be close

    Dec 24, 2020

    Christmas teaches us that God did not look down upon us and pass by but fully assumed our nature and the human condition, except sin. This event gives meaning to human existence and the whole of history and can remove the pessimism generated by the pandemic.

  • Pope Francis’ great Christmas gift to us all

    Dec 24, 2020

    Pope Francis' essay and book share the thoughts of this most gifted parish priest at this terrible time of pandemic. He does not present much in the way of high falutin' theology.

  • The guardian of the species: Gen 1:28 and COVID-19

    Dec 19, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent outbreaks of infectious diseases of animal origin have shed a new light on one of the most famous passages of Genesis, the story of the creation and the relationship between human beings and the animal world.

  • Mass myopia and coronavirus

    Dec 19, 2020

    “Instead of watching Mass on the computer, why don’t we read from the Bible together?” That’s how our eight-year old daughter reacted last Sunday when we gathered to watch the celebration of Mass at home, where we’ve been self-quarantined since last week.

  • Papal trip to Iraq highlights the need for dialogue

    Dec 12, 2020

    If the Abraham Accords brought together the Jews and the Muslims this year, Pope Francis, with his proposed visit to Iraq, has added the third missing commonality factor to the three great Abrahamic religions.

  • Pope proclaims year dedicated to St Joseph

    Dec 12, 2020

    In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.

  • Pope sets up foundation for global prayer network

    Dec 05, 2020

    Pope Francis has made the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, formerly known as the Apostleship of Prayer, a Vatican foundation.

  • Bless God who blesses us

    Dec 05, 2020

    God’s grace changes lives. God takes us as we are, but never leaves us as we are. Let us think of what Jesus did with Zacchaeus.

  • Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar on ‘Fratelli Tutti’

    Dec 05, 2020

    “I see the encyclical Fratelli Tutti as a testament of Pope Francis. He’s bringing together all the things he wanted to say over the last seven years.