Sep 30, 2014 - 05:00 am .- The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the synod of bishops, which culminates with the beatification of Pope Paul VI.
Sep 30, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The first woman ever to be appointed a member of a Vatican congregation explains that “women still have much to give to the Church with their personal charisma.”
Sep 29, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- World Communications Day 2015 will focus on the theme “Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love,” the Vatican announced Monday.
Sep 29, 2014 - 01:58 pm .- In an effort to show what Scripture tells us about “the beyond,” often obscured by a society that leans toward darkness, Fr. Mark Haydu has published a new book exploring the depiction of angels in art.
Sep 29, 2014 - 10:43 am .- A former Vatican spokesman has written, against the backdrop of the house arrest of a former nuncio being investigated for abuse of minors, that the Church is the only international body acting effectively against pedophilia.
Sep 29, 2014 - 06:31 am .- On Monday’s feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us.
Sep 28, 2014 - 10:59 am .- Bishop Kieran Conry of the U.K. dioceses of Arundel and Brighton has announced his resignation after revealing he has been “unfaithful” to his “promises as a Catholic priest.”
Sep 28, 2014 - 10:10 am .- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI joined some 50,000 pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a meeting between Pope Francis and elderly people from around the world.
Sep 28, 2014 - 09:27 am .- There is no future without the encounter between generations, Pope Francis said – addressing the tens of thousands of grandparents and elderly men and women gathered for Mass in Saint Peter's Square.
Sep 27, 2014 - 06:48 am .- Personal conversion is the key to the work and fruits of the Church, Pope Francis told bishops visiting Rome from Ghana, particularly noting the Church’s healthcare apostolate, due to the Ebola outbreak in several nearby countries.
Sep 26, 2014 - 10:51 am .- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be present at an encounter with Pope Francis and the elderly on Sunday morning in St. Peter's Square, the Vatican announced Friday.
Sep 26, 2014 - 10:03 am .- Christ as Redeemer cannot be understood save through a willingness to take up the cross, said Pope Francis during his homily for Mass on Friday morning.
Sep 26, 2014 - 12:03 am .- In a recent speech to the Italian Biblical Association, Pope Francis did not disclaim biblical studies but rather stressed the relation between faith and the scriptures, according to the group's secretary.
Sep 25, 2014 - 11:11 am .- In a colorful Thursday homily, Pope Francis highlighted the sin of vanity, saying that Christians must reject it by peeling away one layer at a time.
Sep 24, 2014 - 08:14 am .- Pope Francis made an appeal for prayer and aid for the victims of the Ebola outbreak which has been sweeping through several West African countries.
Sep 24, 2014 - 02:30 am .- Announced Tuesday, Pope Francis' appointments to the International Theological Commission include a greater number of women than before, and come from more diverse locales, vocations, and charisms.
Sep 23, 2014 - 05:45 pm .- The Holy See press officer announced Tuesday that Jozef Wesolowski, the former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic who was laicized earlier this year, has been put under house arrest amid an official investigation into charges of pedophilia.
Sep 23, 2014 - 04:39 pm .- All Christians must recognize Jesus Christ in migrants and refugees, and welcome them with “respect and solidarity” while avoiding “suspicion and prejudice,” Pope Francis has said.
Sep 23, 2014 - 04:26 am .- Pope Francis resumed daily Mass Tuesday after his papal visit to Albania, telling those present that living the Christian life is simple: listen to God's word and put it into practice.
Sep 23, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Next month's Synod on the Family has undergone an attempted hijacking by some media sources, which are fueling expectations that impossible changes will be made to Church doctrine, said the head of the Church's highest court.