Sep 16, 2016 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Francis has confirmed that the impediments preventing one from being ordained – such as homicide, abortion, or attempted suicide – apply whether or not the man was Catholic at the time the act occurred.
Sep 16, 2016 - 11:19 am .- On Friday, Pope Francis visited a neonatal hospital unit and a hospice for the terminally ill, stressing the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.
Sep 15, 2016 - 05:35 pm .- Pope Francis has issued new changes to canon law that modify Latin Church code with an eye towards clarifying ministry to Eastern Catholics.
Sep 15, 2016 - 01:35 pm .- Created in the image of God, human beings have a dignity they are in danger of degrading when they place material possessions above God in their hearts, Pope Francis said Thursday.
Sep 14, 2016 - 02:40 pm .- Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors have been invited to address the trainings for new Catholic bishops held at the Vatican.
Sep 14, 2016 - 11:09 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was killed by supporters of the Islamic State while saying Mass in July, “is blessed now,” according to Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen.
Sep 14, 2016 - 10:30 am .- Rather than trusting in ultimately unimportant things, place your hope in Jesus and you will not grow weary on the path of discipleship, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Sep 14, 2016 - 02:09 am .- Referencing the recent murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel, Pope Francis said the persecution of Christians happening today, under any form, is a work of Satan.
Sep 13, 2016 - 03:46 pm .- Pope Francis has written a private message approving the Buenos Aires bishops’ response to the divorced-and-remarried inspired by his apostolic exhortation on the family.
Sep 13, 2016 - 02:33 pm .- Don’t let indifference stop you from an authentic encounter with another person, Pope Francis said Tuesday.
Sep 11, 2016 - 08:37 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis said that God shows us, through parables, the merciful love of the Father, who rejoices over every sinful person who returns to him.
Sep 10, 2016 - 11:06 am .- Christ took on our sins so that we might have true freedom, Pope Francis said Saturday during a special audience in St. Peter's Square, where he gave confirmation to a young man in a wheelchair.
Sep 9, 2016 - 09:04 pm .- During the general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis blessed a framed picture of Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN.
Sep 9, 2016 - 03:01 pm .- Church unity is endangered especially by certain tactics of division favored by the devil himself, Pope Francis told bishops of mission territories on Friday.
Sep 9, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Though he has rarely spoken since resigning from the papacy, Benedict XVI granted several lengthy interviews to German journalist Peter Seewald shortly after stepping down - conversations that touched on themes such as the reform of the Curia, his resignation and his thoughts on Pope Francis.
Sep 7, 2016 - 08:56 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against making Jesus into the person we want him to be, and thus creating obstacles to a true relationship with Christ and his mercy.
Sep 4, 2016 - 03:27 pm .- On the occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Francis has decided to offer a pizza lunch to 1,500 poor and needy people cared for by the Missionaries of Charity throughout Italy.
Sep 4, 2016 - 01:12 pm .- On September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was officially declared a saint by Pope Francis.
Sep 4, 2016 - 04:18 am .- More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives at the service of Christ, as Mother Teresa did, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Sep 4, 2016 - 02:40 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square – a move the entire world has been waiting for.