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 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.

Pope Francis launches ecology degree course at pontifical university

Oct 7, 2021 / 05:00 am

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation.

Vatican finance trial: Judges order prosecutors to re-do interrogations, hand over evidence

Oct 6, 2021 / 09:00 am

The 10 defendants include Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Vatican abuse trial: Court clears former altar boy and ex-youth seminary rector of crimes

Oct 6, 2021 / 08:00 am

The Vatican tribunal ruling came at the end of a year-long trial.

Vatican finance trial: Judges to rule whether to keep or scrap case in face of procedural missteps

Oct 5, 2021 / 09:00 am

The judges will give their ruling on Oct. 6.

Pope Francis mourns ‘self-sacrificing’ cardinal who announced Benedict XVI’s election

Oct 4, 2021 / 14:00 pm

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez died Oct. 3 at the age of 94.

5 things to know about the Vatican finance trial involving Cardinal Becciu

Oct 4, 2021 / 13:00 pm

The second hearing in the historic trial is set for October 5, 2021.

Old Testament expert and philosopher from Germany win 2021 Ratzinger Prize

Oct 1, 2021 / 08:00 am

Pope Francis will present the award on Nov. 13.