Israel Signs Diplomatic Pacts With Two Arab States at White House

On Sept. 15 at the White House, Israel signed diplomatic pacts to normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. While specific details of the pacts are not yet public, the three countries will open embassies and establish economic ties including tourism, technology, and energy.

Dignity of Human Life Transcends Politics

As the elections approach, abortion debates will once again heat up. And, near an election, all debates tend to be reduced to whom you should vote for.

‘Where There Is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love’

This is a good time to remember things that should be obvious: Family is more important than politics, friendship is more significant than party affiliation.

What Must Be Said

How important is the language used to administer sacraments? Why would a sacrament be invalid just because the minister changed a couple of words in the formula established to administer it? We have a look at the case in this issue of The Tablet with quotes from experts in both fields, but it would be useful to point out two details about the case.

The Lost Summer?

September is almost here. It’s the time when we normally say good-bye to summer — vacations, travel, the beach — and go back to normal life. Kids and young people go back to school. Of course, this year, summer was anything but normal.

‘Why did The Tablet report that story?’

Be an observer of events, not a participant, ask probing questions, and do not allow personal opinions or political allegiances to taint your reporting. 

New Forms of Censorship

“Let’s talk about the weather.”

That phrase used to be a polite way to steer a conversation from any controversial topic. Not anymore. Today, even a conversation about the weather can turn into a political discussion about climate change.

The Target of Choice for Anti-Catholic Bigotry

As Christians, we need to recognize that racism is probably the most absolute negation of Jesus Christ’s message of love within our society. However, the attacks against churches can’t be dismissed as mere random occurrences, as they have been portrayed in the media. Catholics, may wonder what the vandals are trying to tell you when they tear down a statue of St. Junípero or even Jesus Christ.