Recent Editorial

  • Unhealthy obsession with bishops

    Dec 02, 2022

    We’re all guilty, at least many of us, whose job it is to report or comment on the Catholic Church. Let’s just admit it: we are obsessed with bishops. It seems like they are almost always the main focus, or at least a significant part of whatever we write or talk about.

  • Dear Bishops: We know the Church is struggling.Let the rest of us help you

    Dec 02, 2022

    Recently, the Archdiocese of St Louis announced a proposal that would close more than half of its 178 parishes. The issues that the archdiocese has cited are all too familiar in the United States: decreasing attendance and an aging clergy.

  • US bishops elect anti-Francis archbishop as new president

    Nov 25, 2022

    The US bishops have sent a clear message of rejection to Pope Francis by selecting Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who heads the Archdiocese for the Military Services, as president of the bishops’ conference.

  • Bishops and sex abuse: “It’s a new tsunami”

    Nov 18, 2022

    In this interview with La Croix’s Celine Hoyeau, Thiel discusses her reaction to the latest abuse revelations and what they mean for the Church in France.

  • Pope Francis - A messenger of peace

    Nov 18, 2022

    Inside the Mosque of Sakhir Royal Palace in Bahrain, Pope Francis sat in the middle of a semi-circle surrounded by Muslim dignitaries wearing traditional robes and by a number of his own cardinals who are dressed in white cassocks with red sashes.

  • Believers saying ‘no’ to the blasphemy of war

    Nov 18, 2022

    Vatican News’ Editorial Director, Andrea Tornielli, reflects on Pope Francis’ words in Bahrain at the closing of the Forum for Dialogue and Coexistence between East and West which took place on November 4, 2022.

  • Guest Editorial

    Nov 11, 2022

    After six decades as a democratic nation, many are pondering over the meaning and implications of our electoral processes and governance.

  • Editor’s Note

    Nov 04, 2022

    As you prepare to vote, do not succumb to herd mentality and be swayed by election goodies and fiery speeches. Vote wisely, intelligently and with an informed conscience.

  • What kind of nation do we want? Listen to our soul

    Nov 04, 2022

    Humanity has certain instinctive and intuitive values that allow us to discern right from wrong.

  • What can Pope Francis do to stop Putin?

    Oct 14, 2022

    Two perspectives on the Pope’s efforts to bring an end to the war in Ukraine — one by an historian of religion and the other by a political scientist.