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

Producer shares story of ‘family saint’ with new generation of Catholics

Dec 27, 2023 / 10:30 am

Susan Agostinelli says her great-great uncle, Blessed Grimoaldo Santamaria, was the “go-to family saint.” Now she is sharing his life with a new generation.

St. Francis and the story of the first Nativity scene

Dec 23, 2023 / 07:00 am

One of the world’s most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi, loved Christmas so much that he created the first Nativity scene to make the birth of Jesus more real.

The story behind the Immaculate Conception banner at every Vatican Angelus

Dec 8, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The banner’s declaration recalls the Marian spirituality of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who had a special devotion to the Immaculate Conception.

5 things to know and share about St. Nicholas

Dec 6, 2023 / 04:00 am

How much do you know about the man whose feast falls on Dec. 6?

Pope Francis greets French abuse victims at Vatican

Nov 29, 2023 / 09:20 am

Pope Francis met a group of abuse victims from France at his residence on Tuesday afternoon.

Here are Pope Francis’ liturgies for Christmas 2023 at the Vatican

Nov 28, 2023 / 09:03 am

As the season of Advent draws near, the Vatican has published the schedule of Pope Francis’ liturgies for Christmas through the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Pope Francis: More sustainable cities can help with population decline

Nov 24, 2023 / 11:00 am

“Putting the person back at the center of the city: This is the way forward,” Pope Francis said Nov. 24.

Pope Francis appoints coadjutor to French diocese where ordinations were halted

Nov 21, 2023 / 11:35 am

Bishop François Touvet of Châlons will serve alongside the current bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, Dominique Rey, and will succeed him upon his resignation.

The Vatican’s statements on the German Synodal Way: a timeline

Nov 21, 2023 / 09:10 am

Tuesday was not the first time Pope Francis and the Vatican have expressed reservations about the German Synodal Way.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis shares Vatican lunch with poor

Nov 20, 2023 / 11:11 am

Pope Francis had lunch with about 1,200 poor, refugees, and homeless from around Rome on Sunday to mark the Church’s seventh World Day of the Poor.

What’s next in the Vatican’s trial of Cardinal Becciu

Nov 17, 2023 / 14:00 pm

After almost two and a half years, the Vatican’s “trial of the century,” in which the disgraced Cardinal Angelo Becciu is a defendant, is winding down.

Pope Francis invites young people to be ‘God’s answer’ to a hopeless world

Nov 14, 2023 / 11:51 am

The pope’s message on the theme “Rejoicing in Hope,” was released ahead of the next diocesan World Youth Day, to be celebrated on Nov. 26.

‘Hate speech’ charges dismissed for Finnish lawmaker who defended traditional marriage

Nov 14, 2023 / 04:55 am

Päivi Räsänen had been charged after publicly sharing her biblical, religious views on marriage as between one man and one woman.

After Benedict XVI’s death, Vatican monastery to be home to Benedictine nuns

Nov 13, 2023 / 07:02 am

Pope Benedict XVI spent his retirement at Mater Ecclesiae Monastery until his death on Dec. 31, 2022.

Indi Gregory dies after removal of life support

Nov 13, 2023 / 04:55 am

The 8-month-old Gregory died in her mother’s arms at 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 13, according to Christian Concern.

From anger to joy: Young convert shares story on World Youth Day stage

Nov 12, 2023 / 06:00 am

A convert summarizes his journey to finding a home in the Catholic Church after experiencing family issues that spiraled him into anger, depression, and drug addiction.

Vatican Museums announce new hours, ticket price, and entrance

Nov 10, 2023 / 09:23 am

The museums have announced a series of novelties beginning both this month and after the new year, in anticipation of the 2025 Jubilee Year.

Pope Francis laments ‘innocent dead’ in Holy Land conflict

Nov 9, 2023 / 13:44 pm

The Holy Father made the remarks during a meeting Thursday with a Catholic order of knighthood that supports the Holy Land.

Community of the Beatitudes forms commission to study past abuses

Nov 9, 2023 / 11:10 am

The 50-year-old charismatic movement has announced it will form an independent commission to study problems in the group’s past.

Rome to celebrate 1,700th birthday of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran

Nov 9, 2023 / 04:00 am

The Diocese of Rome has planned a full year of events to mark the 1,700th anniversary of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, dedicated on Nov. 9, 324.