May 7, 2013 - 08:03 am .- The Vatican’s doctrine congregation has released a statement saying the media misreported a cardinal’s remarks about the ongoing reform of a group of American sisters, but an inside source at the department says it is confused because the matter is their "exclusive responsibility."
May 7, 2013 - 06:55 am .- Reflecting on how St. Paul endured pain for Christ, Pope Francis said that good Christians do not complain about their trials but endure them with patient silence because their hearts are at peace.
May 6, 2013 - 11:55 am .- On the day that it will swear in 35 new members and commemorate the fallen, the Swiss Guard was told by Pope Francis that it has “a privileged opportunity” to deepen its knowledge of Christ by breathing in the catholicity of the Church.
May 6, 2013 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis said people should ask themselves what the Holy Spirit did within them at the end of each day.
May 6, 2013 - 05:50 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Spanish-speaking Bishop Mark J. Seitz to lead the El Paso diocese in western Texas, placing him just across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
May 5, 2013 - 06:57 am .- At the end of Mass, Pope Francis noted that the Day of Child Victims of Violence is observed today and assured all those who “have suffered and are suffering because of abuse” that they “are present in my prayers.”
May 5, 2013 - 06:28 am .- Drawing on the experience of the Latin American Church, Pope Francis called on groups dedicated to specific saints to grow in their faith, help unite the Church and evangelize through their public acts of devotion.
May 4, 2013 - 11:50 am .- After praying the Rosary this evening, Pope Francis reflected on how Mary “gives us health” by helping Christians mature in their faith and not remain “teenagers for life.”
May 4, 2013 - 06:06 am .- The cardinal who designed Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms says he needs a new one now that he is no longer the pontiff.
May 3, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis has approved miracles attributed to a Sicilian queen and a 20th-century Italian laywoman, placing them one step closer to sainthood.
May 3, 2013 - 10:25 am .- Pope Francis and Lebanese president Michel Sleiman met to discuss the Syrian fighting and the influx of refugees it has sent into his country.
May 3, 2013 - 08:29 am .- In keeping with his style, Pope Francis cautioned about the dangers of a lukewarm faith by telling a childhood story on the importance of believing in the physical resurrection of Jesus.
May 3, 2013 - 04:25 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Jesuit Father Michael C. Barber the next bishop of the Oakland, California diocese.
May 2, 2013 - 12:33 pm .- Pope Francis said that Church divisions begin when it does not say ‘yes’ to the Holy Spirit and allow it to work.
May 2, 2013 - 10:26 am .- Benedict XVI has returned to the Vatican after moving to the papal summer household outside of Rome to not interfere with the papal election.
May 2, 2013 - 08:45 am .- The number two official from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has dismissed wide-ranging speculation about the reforms Pope Francis will make as “absolutely premature.”
May 2, 2013 - 07:22 am .- The Vatican’s top official for interreligious dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, sent a message to all Buddhists urging a joint commitment to “unmask the threats to human life.”
May 1, 2013 - 10:42 am .- Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should serve man and contribute to his dignity, rather than man serving his work.
Apr 30, 2013 - 09:00 am .- Israeli president Shimon Peres invited Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land during an April 30 meeting with him at the Vatican.
Apr 30, 2013 - 08:30 am .- Benedict XVI will return to the Vatican on May 2 by helicopter, coming back the same way he left just two months ago when he resigned as Pope.