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

Here's what Pope Francis and Justin Trudeau talked about

May 29, 2017 / 09:40 am

Pope Francis met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a private audience which focused on religious freedom as well as reconciliation with native people of Canada.

Holy Cross priest tapped as bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese

May 29, 2017 / 04:56 am

On Monday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. William “Bill” A. Wack to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida.

To meet God we need silence, Cardinal Sarah says

May 25, 2017 / 11:01 am

At a presentation for his new book on Wednesday, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that not only does the Church need silence, but the act of being in silence and of listening to God is efficient, in its own way.

Pope Francis: Even in the darkest moments, Jesus walks with us

May 24, 2017 / 07:39 am

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always by our side, just like he was for the disciples on the road to Emmaus.

Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting (Updated)

May 24, 2017 / 01:48 am

After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience.

Manchester bishop: There is 'no justification' for horrific attack (Updated)

May 23, 2017 / 03:16 am

After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theater in Manchester Monday night, local Bishop John Arnold condemned the act, saying there is no justification for such violence.

Rome hosts annual March for Life

May 20, 2017 / 10:15 am

Held this year on May 20, Rome’s seventh annual March for Life was a chance for pro-life advocates of any faith to share their convictions about the sanctity of life and how it is founded in a love of life and family.

Pope's historic meeting with Huntington's patients offered ray of hope

May 19, 2017 / 14:24 pm

Pope Francis’ gathering this week with a group of Huntington’s disease patients was a major inspiration for those seeking to increase awareness and research about the condition.

Pope Francis to Huntington's patients: You deserve respect and love

May 18, 2017 / 07:22 am

Pope Francis on Thursday offered a message of hope and love to patients with Huntington’s disease, a rare and incurable genetic brain disorder that causes intense suffering.  

Menorah exhibit in Rome underlines positive Catholic-Jewish relations

May 18, 2017 / 02:04 am

At the center of the first joint exhibit between the Vatican Museums and the Jewish museum in Rome is the Magdala Stone, a large decorated stone block from a first century Galilean synagogue which has shed light on synagogue worship before the destruction of the Second Temple.

Pope urges Macron to strengthen France’s Christian roots

May 16, 2017 / 06:52 am

Tuesday Pope Francis sent a telegram to the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron, offering his prayers and wishes that in his new role, he will support the rich moral and spiritual traditions of the country, including that of Christianity.

Pope Francis: Fatima reminds us to care for the faith of children

May 14, 2017 / 05:07 am

On Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the May 13 canonization of the child visionaries St. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, saying that their faithfulness, despite their young age, reminds us to pay special attention to children in the ministry of the Church.

Like the Fatima children, offer your lives to God, Pope urges

May 13, 2017 / 04:23 am

On Saturday, Pope Francis told those gathered at Fatima, in particular the sick and suffering, to follow the example of the newly canonized saints Francisco and Jacinta, offering their lives – both the joy and suffering – as a gift for God.

Francisco and Jacinta have officially been declared saints!

May 13, 2017 / 02:28 am

Pope Francis on Saturday officially declared Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints of the Catholic Church in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at Fatima, Portugal – teaching us that even young children can become saints.

Mary points to Christ's mercy, Pope Francis tells Fatima pilgrims

May 12, 2017 / 13:47 pm

Pope Francis asked pilgrims in Fatima on Friday evening to think about the qualities the Virgin Mary possesses, being careful not to make her into something she is not – especially elevating her mercifulness above that of her Son.

Let's be guided by Mary's Immaculate Heart, Pope says in Fatima

May 12, 2017 / 10:37 am

During his first day in Fatima, Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer, asking that the Immaculate Heart of Mary would watch over the joys and sorrows of all mankind as they make their earthly pilgrimage.

We still need to heed Our Lady of Fatima's advice, priest says

May 11, 2017 / 23:08 pm

While a lot has changed since Mary’s appearances at Fatima 100 years ago, we can’t stop heeding Our Lady’s request to pray and offer sacrifices for the world, an expert on Marian theology has said.

Join me at the feet of Mary, Francis asks ahead of Fatima trip

May 11, 2017 / 02:56 am

Wednesday evening, just two days ahead of his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis sent a video message to the people of Portugal asking them to be with him during his pilgrimage, whether physically or spiritually, as he presents flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Let's continue to grow in unity, Francis urges Coptic Orthodox patriarch

May 10, 2017 / 10:06 am

Following his trip to Egypt last month, Pope Francis sent a message Wednesday to the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Tawadros II, expressing his hope that their Churches will continue to work toward unity in the sacraments.

Pope: Mary's 'yes' echoes the joy, suffering of every mother

May 10, 2017 / 04:56 am

Days before his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis said Mary’s ‘yes’ at the Annunciation was more than a yes to bearing the Son of God, but was also an acceptance of everything she would endure after – something every mother experiences with a new child.