Recent Editorial

  • Vaccines against COVID-19

    Nov 30, 2020

    Five COVID-19 vaccines in development use cell lines derived from aborted fetuses in order to produce the vaccines themselves.

  • COVID-19… A curse or grace?

    Nov 30, 2020

    Pope Francis often speaks about the Church as a tender and merciful mother to one and all, especially to those who are the weakest, like the children, the elderly and those who are the last we think about. He has often made this clear, and he continues to do so through the heart-warming statements that he comes out with about his expectations of the Church.

  • Coronavirus could well be a sign from God – a golden opportunity

    Nov 28, 2020

    The Coronavirus could well be a golden opportunity of renewal and grace for the Church. We are living in a world in which there are few Samaritans, whereas the world is full of people who are desperately in need of them.

  • Eventual coronavirus vaccine should belong to everyone

    Nov 21, 2020

    An eventual vaccine for COVID-19 would belong to the world and should not be hoarded greedily by countries hosting the lab or labs that develop it, Pope Francis said.

  • Vatican II Catholicism in America

    Nov 14, 2020

    If the United States is a sick giant, the American churches are sick too. And it’s not just a problem on the conservative side of the spectrum.

  • Whither Nationalism

    Nov 14, 2020

    In some countries a form of religious-cultural nationalism is back in vogue. Religion is exploited both to obtain popular support and to launch a political message that is identified with people’s loyalty and devotion to a nation.

  • The end of the Trumpian captivity of the American Church

    Nov 14, 2020

    The fact that United States was unable to know the name of its new president for several days after the polls closed was like a sort of corporal punishment for a country being forced to atone in a painful way.

  • Pope’s comments on civil unions are momentous

    Oct 24, 2020

    Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognising civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights.

  • Pope Francis’ social teaching inspires a Church “going out”

    Oct 24, 2020

    “In Pope Francis’s teachings, we must recognize the wisdom and courage of having focused on the contextual aspect of the truth.

  • Pope tells ‘Carabinieri’ God sees their acts of service

    Oct 18, 2020

    Pope Francis receives representatives of the Saint Peter “Carabinieri” law enforcement corps that provides security in St. Peter’s Square and in the wider Vatican area of Rome.