Editorial: Help along the way

The canonization in Rome of seven new saints on Oct. 14 was one of those moments that remind believers why we’re making this journey. With thousands of Catholics from around the globe gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis officially proclaimed the

Editorial: Next steps in crisis

More than three months after removing Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick from public ministry, the Holy See in early October released additional information regarding a probe into allegations of sexual abuse against the former cardinal and his rise to power within the Church.

Editorial: Called to renewal

Most people will never have the jarring experience of divine intervention that Francis of Assisi had when the figure of Jesus on the San Damiano cross called out to him, “Francis, rebuild my Church, which has fallen into ruin.” Likewise, most people

Editorial: Power of prayer

St. Alphonsus Liguori, a great moral theologian, doctor of the Church and founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, writes, “Without prayer we have neither light nor strength to advance in the ways of God.” In other words, without prayer,

Editorial: Seeking truth

These are dark days, indeed. The fallout from decades of widespread clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups continues, and many Catholics find themselves confused and unsure of who or what to believe. Reports and statements are being issued at rapid fire, and battle lines are

Editorial: Let the light in

In the wake of the devastating Aug. 14 grand jury report, documenting over seven decades of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up in six Pennsylvania dioceses over a span of seven decades, one of the bishops named in the report, Bishop Kevin C.

Editorial: Unity for life

The move by Pope Francis, announced Aug. 2, to change the Catechism of the Catholic Church to say that capital punishment is “inadmissible” in all cases prompted reactions that those who follow news in the Church will find predictable. As in so

Editorial: Naming names

Even after months of anticipation and preparation, this Editorial Board finds itself shocked, horrified and sickened by a Pennsylvania grand jury report released Aug. 14 outlining decades of child sexual abuse at the hands of more than 300 “predator priests” and its

Editorial: A great pope

Pope Paul VI is finally getting his due. On Oct. 14, when Pope Francis canonizes the pope who served from 1963-78, he will definitively attest to the goodness of a shepherd who guided the Church through tumultuous decades of transition and who

Editorial: Invisible war

When Our Sunday Visitor was invited to be part of a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Ukraine, covering the ongoing war with Russia in that country’s eastern and southern regions was not something foremost on the minds of