Ann Schneible

Ann Schneible

Articles by Ann Schneible

Pope: Disabled persons should be loved, not hidden from society

Jun 12, 2016 / 05:59 am

On Sunday, Pope Francis denounced the increasingly prevalent mentality which claims that sick and disabled persons cannot be happy, and should be kept out of sight of society. In reality, he said, true happiness is achieved by our capacity to love.

Armenia's fidelity to Christ is at the heart of Pope Francis' upcoming visit

Jun 8, 2016 / 05:02 am

Coming on the heels of the centenary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the Caucasus nation is a sign of appreciation for the fidelity to Christianity, said one prelate involved in preparations for the trip.

What's the priesthood for? Bishop Barron has some thoughts

Jun 7, 2016 / 02:04 am

During last week's Jubilee for Priests in Rome, Bishop Robert Barron sat down for an interview with CNA where he discussed Pope Francis' view on the meaning of the priesthood.

Pope approves new Vatican department for the Laity, Family, and Life

Jun 4, 2016 / 10:43 am

Pope Francis has approved the institution of a new Vatican department dedicated to the family, the laity, and life.

George Clooney among celebrities honored by Pope Francis

May 30, 2016 / 07:08 am

On Sunday, Pope Francis praised Hollywood actors George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Richard Gere at a conference promoting a Vatican education initiative that helps poor communities.

Death of refugee girl frames Pope's heartbreaking talk with youth

May 28, 2016 / 08:54 am

The story of a young migrant girl who drowned at sea was at the heart of Pope Francis' address to some 400 children who on Saturday had traveled to the Vatican from the southern Italian region of Calabria.

Here's what the next World Meeting of Families will focus on

May 25, 2016 / 11:11 am

“The Gospel of family, joy for the world.” This is the theme for the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland, and it is meant to emphasize the family's role as a stabilizing force in society, said the local archbishop.

No special treatment for these athletes, but 'a chance' to play

May 24, 2016 / 02:02 am

Hundreds of athletes took to the fields in Rome over the weekend for the launch of this year's “Special Olympics European Football Week,” an unique event which saw people both with – and without – intellectual disabilities competing side by side.

In seismic meeting, Pope Francis embraces top Sunni imam

May 23, 2016 / 09:09 am

Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib during a meeting at the Vatican, a move which is being seen as a step toward reopening dialogue between Christians and Sunni Muslims.

Holy Trinity calls us to solidarity with others, Pope says

May 22, 2016 / 07:20 am

The feast of the Holy Trinity is an invitation for us to commit to enriching our everyday relationships by promoting communion, consolation, and mercy, Pope Francis said during his Sunday Angelus address.

Nearing 50 years of legal abortion, U.K. pro-lifers take a stand

May 14, 2016 / 14:50 pm

Thousands of men, women, and children took to the streets of Birmingham on Saturday to take a stand for the unborn and be witnesses to their community.

We have a common witness, Pope Francis tells Coptic Orthodox patriarch

May 10, 2016 / 11:20 am

Pope Francis on Tuesday sent a message to Tawadros II to mark the “day of friendship” between Catholics and the Coptic Orthodox, acknowledging their common commitment to being witnesses of holiness and defending the dignity of human life.

Rome celebrates the beauty of life in thousands-strong march

May 9, 2016 / 11:40 am

The greatest challenge in the fight to value and protect human life worldwide is indifference, says one pro-life leader. However, as demonstrated by the internationally-attended March for Life in Rome which on Sunday marked its fourth year, that attitude is beginning to change.

A pilgrimage for the poor to close out the Year of Mercy with Pope Francis

May 3, 2016 / 15:48 pm

Thousands of poor and excluded men and women from across Europe will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity this November: a chance to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Rome with Pope Francis.

The Holy Spirit gives strength amid persecution – Pope Francis

May 2, 2016 / 08:55 am

It is the Holy Spirit who gives Christians the ability to be witnesses of the Gospel in their daily lives, Pope Francis said Monday during Mass at the Santa Marta residence's chapel. However, with that witness comes persecution.

Pope laments recent violence in Syria, renews call for dialogue

May 1, 2016 / 06:36 am

Pope Francis on Sunday decried the resurgence of violence in Syria in recent days, especially in Aleppo, and renewed the call to bring about peace through dialogue.

Pope to teens: There isn't a phone app for love and happiness

Apr 24, 2016 / 06:04 am

Freedom does not come from things we possess or from doing whatever we want, Pope Francis said Sunday in his homily for the Jubilee for boys and girls. Rather, true freedom and happiness can only be found in the love of Jesus.  

Pope urges teens to practice works of mercy

Apr 23, 2016 / 16:07 pm

Pope Francis has challenged young people to commit to practicing the corporal works of mercy in order to recognize the face of Jesus in each other.

Was Shakespeare a secret Catholic?

Apr 23, 2016 / 03:02 am

April 23 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the playwright, poet, and actor widely considered to be the most influential literary figure in the English language.

Pope: Jesus is the only door to eternal life

Apr 18, 2016 / 09:57 am

Speaking at morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis on Monday urged the faithful not to seek salvation through anyone but Jesus alone, because he is the only way into heaven.