Aug 5, 2013 - 07:54 am .- After a vacancy of nearly one year, the U.S. Senate approved the former head of Catholic Relief Services, Ken Hackett, to serve as the country’s new Ambassador to the Holy See.
Aug 2, 2013 - 10:35 am .- Although the media focused on some of the moments when the Pope’s security team appeared overwhelmed during the World Youth Day, one of the Vatican press office’s coordinators says just one change was made to the schedule and everything else that happened was foreseen.
Jul 30, 2013 - 06:20 am .- The Vatican Congregation for Religious, with the approval of Pope Francis, has appointed a commissioner to oversee the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and has restricted their celebration of the traditional Latin Mass, touching off a storm of speculation about the reasons and broader implications.
Jun 15, 2013 - 10:49 am .- President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the former head of Catholic Relief Services, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.
Jun 15, 2013 - 09:25 am .- Participating in the political process in favor of human life is a part of the New Evangelization, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said as he kicked-off a pro-life weekend at the Vatican.
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:44 pm .- The Vatican is not at all surprised the International Criminal Court rejected a request by an abuse victims’ advocacy group to investigate Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity.
Jun 14, 2013 - 04:30 am .- The low rumbling of hundreds of Harleys is overtaking the buzz of scooters and cars in the streets surrounding the Vatican, and on Sunday it will even be present in St. Peter’s Square.
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:18 am .- Pope Francis said he trusts that bishops will continue to improve their dialogue and collaboration with him and with each other in their next general assembly.
Jun 12, 2013 - 07:41 am .- Just three days before a Vatican pro-life summit, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke urged people to actively resist efforts to pass anti-life legislation, because “many strong forces are at work.”
Jun 11, 2013 - 09:35 am .- As he stood next to St. Peter’s Square, former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon reflected on how his family’s first visit to Rome deepened their faith.
Jun 10, 2013 - 09:35 am .- The Pontifical Academy for Life has started a group called “Friends for Life” to expand its network around the world.
Jun 6, 2013 - 06:35 am .- An expert on dealing with sexual abuse cases within the Church says prevention guidelines being developed with Vatican oversight should vary from country to country.
Jun 4, 2013 - 05:30 am .- Imitate Blessed John XXIII by growing in obedience to God and self-mastery to achieve peace, Pope Francis urged as he observed the 50th anniversary of his predecessor’s death.
May 31, 2013 - 12:27 am .- Pope Francis told his friend he lives a normal life as pontiff and that he decided not to move into the Papal Apartments so would not become isolated.
May 21, 2013 - 04:31 am .- Pope Francis did not perform an exorcism when he prayed over a young disabled man in St. Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday, according to the Vatican’s spokesman.
May 16, 2013 - 10:00 am .- Approval for the beatification of the Italian Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, who ministered in China 500 years ago, depends to some degree on the Vatican’s relations with China.
May 14, 2013 - 09:33 am .- The Vatican is participating for the first time in a famous international art exposition in Venice under the theme “Creation, Un-Creation and Re-Creation,” with the aim of promoting modern dialogue on faith.
May 10, 2013 - 09:01 am .- Priests and Vatican employees opened their office windows this afternoon to find out why they were hearing trumpets and drums, and in the piazza below them they discovered the University of Ohio marching band.
May 10, 2013 - 07:06 am .- The Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and spoke about the urgent need for unity among Christians in the Middle East.
May 9, 2013 - 10:09 am .- Sister Alice Matilda Nsiah says that Pope Francis’ decision to meet with her and other superiors general on Wednesday left them encouraged, grateful and proud to be Catholic.