This is the first time in a half-century The Tablet was published without having Ed Wilkinson as one of its employees. He retired Monday, September 21, 50 years to the day he was hired by The Tablet in 1970. For half a century — as a reporter, sports columnist, news editor, editor-in-chief, and editor emeritus — he has been a constant presence in the paper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The terrible suffering visited on humanity by the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the persecution of Christians around the world.
Be an observer of events, not a participant, ask probing questions, and do not allow personal opinions or political allegiances to taint your reporting.
“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 2016 elections were ultimately decided by a combined total of 77,000 votes in three states: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
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.