Hannah Brockhaus

Hannah Brockhaus

Hannah Brockhaus is Catholic News Agency's senior Rome correspondent. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has a degree in English from Truman State University in Missouri.

Articles by Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican steps in to help failing Catholic hospital in Rome

Oct 22, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The historic Fatebenefratelli Hospital is located on Rome’s Tiber Island.

Pope Francis says he wants to travel to Oceania and Africa

Oct 22, 2021 / 11:45 am

He confirmed that he would visit Greece and Cyprus in December.

Number of Catholics in Asia and Africa continues to rise

Oct 21, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The Catholic Church grew by 15 million people worldwide in 2019.

When will Bl. Charles de Foucauld be canonized?

Oct 21, 2021 / 06:05 am

‘Only the date is missing,’ his postulator told CNA.

Rector Fr. Peter Harman to end term at North American College seminary in Rome

Oct 20, 2021 / 11:57 am

Fr. Peter Harman has led Rome’s American seminary since 2016.

Pope Francis wants seminarians to read this letter from a clerical abuse survivor

Oct 20, 2021 / 08:00 am

The letter urges them to ‘Please be a good priest.’

Vatican launches prayer website ‘to accompany’ Synod on Synodality

Oct 20, 2021 / 05:03 am

The app Click To Pray will also promote prayer for the synodal process.

Vatican regulates the role of postulator in saints’ causes

Oct 19, 2021 / 07:05 am

The new regulations are designed partly to prevent conflicts of interest.

Did you know Mother Teresa experienced visions of Jesus?

Oct 17, 2021 / 09:42 am

Even her friend of more than 30 years, Father Sebastian Vazhakala, did not know Mother Teresa had conversations with and visions of Jesus before forming the Missionaries of Charity.

Pope Francis: To seek status over service is a spiritual illness

Oct 17, 2021 / 06:03 am

Do good from a spirit of service, not from a desire for personal glory, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis ordains Msgr. Guido Marini a bishop in St. Peter’s Basilica

Oct 17, 2021 / 05:21 am

“The first task of the bishop is to pray,” Pope Francis said during the homily.

Pope Francis: Catholic social teaching has useful principles for popular movements to follow

Oct 16, 2021 / 09:44 am

Pope Francis spoke over video call to participants in the fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements.

Pope Francis to meet 500 poor in Assisi on Nov. 12

Oct 15, 2021 / 07:10 am

The encounter will mark the Catholic Church’s 5th annual celebration of the World Day of the Poor.

Pope Francis defends conscientious objection to abortion, euthanasia in healthcare

Oct 14, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The pope was speaking to Italian pharmacists.

Italy’s high court overturns arrest warrant against Vatican broker Gianluigi Torzi

Oct 14, 2021 / 06:30 am

The case has been sent back to Rome’s Tribunal for Review.

Pope Francis approves beatification of Colombian sister filled with ‘ardent apostolic zeal’

Oct 13, 2021 / 06:22 am

Mother María Berenice died in 1993 at the age of 94.

John Paul I, ‘the smiling pope,’ to be beatified after miracle approved by Pope Francis

Oct 13, 2021 / 04:41 am

‘The smiling pope’ died unexpectedly after just 33 days in office.

‘They are killing Naples’: Catholic archbishop appeals for an end to mafia violence

Oct 12, 2021 / 06:17 am

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia’s appeal followed a spate of deadly violence.

How does U.S. abortion law compare to those in European countries?

Oct 11, 2021 / 11:24 am

The United States is one of only seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and its abortion policy is generally more permissive than most European nations, a fact that Mississippi cites in its legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade abortion ruling that legalized abortion on-demand nationwide.

Pope Francis names master of ceremonies for Vatican papal liturgies

Oct 11, 2021 / 05:16 am

Msgr. Diego Ravelli was also named head of the pope’s Sistine Chapel Choir.