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‘Daddy!’, he cried

A story told by a co-presenter at a recent workshop that Ricardo da Silva SJ was involved with impacted him greatly. It triggered an...

Root out rot from our institutions

Corruption seems to have an unbridled hold on our institutions and it is time we welcome any and all attempts to expose situations and...

St Romero: the people of God knew him a saint long before the Church officially declared him one

The canonisation of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was greatly contested within the Church. His model Christian life was a threat to...

Synod 2018 — Pope to Young People: Coherence and Concreteness are the keywords

On Saturday evening, at a festive youth event in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Pope Francis gave what he called “orientation” responses...

Breaking: Pope takes major action in response to abuse crisis

Responding to the shameful abuse crisis plaguing the Catholic Church at present, Pope Francis has called the president of every bishops’ conference around the world to...

Sex abuse in the Church — the dysfunction

The Catholic Church faces one of its biggest crises since the Protestant Reformation: the recent and ongoing exposé of clergy sex abuse. This time...

Church abandoned the little ones, says shamed Pope Francis

The past few weeks have dealt us with overwhelming revelations of deplorable acts of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, as uncovered by US investigators and extensively covered in the world media. Ricardo da Silva SJ takes a close look at the letter from Pope Francis in which the head of the Catholic Church accepts blame and culpability for the greatest crimes committed by its leaders. 

REVIEW — Pope Francis: Life & Revolution — A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio

Pope Francis: Life and Revolution - A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio (foreword by Sean Patrick O'Malley OFM Cap). Loyola Press, Elisabette Piqué. ISBN-10: 0829442170. 313 pages. I usually get put off quickly...

The Ignatian Qualities of the Petrine Ministry of Pope Francis

On the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, Basilian priest, Fr Thomas Rosica, reflects on St Ignatius and his impact on Pope Francis.Today on...

Abuse allegation against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick ‘credible’

In a shocking announcement, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who served as the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., before retiring in 2006, has...

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Pope announces a consistory for the creation of 13 new cardinals

During the Angelus on Sunday, 25 October 2020, Pope Francis announced that he was going to create 13 new cardinals. Vatican News...

School culture at the heart of shaping new education futures

In a previous article, Mark Potterton described the educational potential of technology but cautioned against reducing learning to an online experience. In...

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family… nobody should be thrown out,” says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is in the headlines again after a documentary film by the Russian Jew, Evgeny Afineevsky, was premiered at the Rome...

Getting back to normal — Is it even possible?

The world has changed dramatically in less than a year. Shrikant Peters looks beyond the immediate health crisis and examines the impact...