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

Pope Francis laments when ‘ideology replaces faith’ in segment of U.S. Catholics

Aug 28, 2023 / 09:36 am

The pope’s private conversation with members of the Society of Jesus was published Aug. 28 by the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica.

Pope Francis: ‘We cannot be indifferent’ to people caught in drug addiction

Aug 27, 2023 / 09:40 am

“Behind every addiction there are concrete experiences, stories of loneliness, inequality, exclusion, lack of integration,” Pope Francis said.

Brazilian Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo dies at age 89

Aug 27, 2023 / 08:10 am

The cardinal’s health had been in decline since suffering a stroke in December 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘Look to Jesus always’

Aug 27, 2023 / 05:35 am

“We are not alone on the path of life, because Christ is with us and Christ helps us to walk,” Pope Francis said Sunday.

Pope Francis criticizes ‘misguided notion’ of the human person in speech to lawyers

Aug 22, 2023 / 07:20 am

The pope addressed delegates of the Council of Europe member countries who signed the 2022 Vienna Declaration in Support of the Rule of Law at the Vatican.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Great Falls-Billings Bishop Michael Warfel

Aug 22, 2023 / 04:41 am

Bishop Michael Warfel will be automatically succeeded by 57-year-old Bishop Jeffrey Fleming, coadjutor bishop of Great Falls-Billings.

Pope Francis meets U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley

Aug 21, 2023 / 12:15 pm

Neither the Vatican nor the U.S. Department of Defense provided information about the Aug. 21 audience in the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis writing a second environmental document after Laudato Si’

Aug 21, 2023 / 03:45 am

The pope said with this new writing he is updating Laudato Si’ to cover current issues.

‘All the way in love’: Pope Francis praises example of Mafia-slain priest

Aug 20, 2023 / 09:00 am

Pope Francis published a letter to mark the 30th anniversary of the martyrdom of Blessed Giuseppe “Don Pino” Puglisi.

Pope Francis: Christians ‘are invited to be open to change’

Aug 20, 2023 / 06:12 am

“This is what God is like: He is love, and the one who loves does not remain rigid,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis meets Catholic president of Madagascar

Aug 17, 2023 / 05:45 am

The president was accompanied by his wife of 23 years and three young adult children.

Pope Francis merges two dioceses in Japan

Aug 16, 2023 / 10:37 am

Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda was named on Aug. 15 as the first archbishop of the new Archdiocese of Osaka-Takamatsu.

Ukrainian Catholics receive warm reception at World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon

Aug 16, 2023 / 08:22 am

Marina Aleykseyeva, a Ukrainian pilgrim, said “it was unbelievable” how many people stopped them on the streets to say they were praying for Ukraine.

‘An open wound’: Pope Francis decries thousands of deaths in Mediterranean Sea this year

Aug 13, 2023 / 07:46 am

The U.N. Refugee Agency estimates that 2,175 people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea in 2023.

Pope Francis: Jesus conquers ‘death, sin, the devil’

Aug 13, 2023 / 06:46 am

“The powers of evil that frighten us, that we cannot master, immediately take on smaller proportions with Jesus,” the pope said.

Interreligious events at World Youth Day in Lisbon sparsely attended but ‘useful’

Aug 10, 2023 / 13:20 pm

Last week at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, pilgrims had opportunities to learn from and dialogue with people of other faith traditions.

Pope Francis names new patriarch of Lisbon following World Youth Day

Aug 10, 2023 / 04:30 am

Pope Francis on Aug. 10 also accepted the resignation of Cardinal-Patriarch Manuel Clemente, who has led the patriarchate since May 2013.

Pope Francis appoints delegate to resolve Syro-Malabar liturgical dispute in India

Aug 10, 2023 / 03:23 am

The controversy centers on a complex debate about which direction the priest should face when celebrating the liturgy.

‘Definitely worth it’: Family attends World Youth Day 2023 with 1-year-old son

Aug 9, 2023 / 08:30 am

A young couple from Seattle braved the long flights and big crowds to experience World Youth Day in Lisbon with their firstborn.

Pope Francis: Mary ‘never keeps us waiting’

Aug 9, 2023 / 03:40 am

Pope Francis said he likes to invoke the Virgin Mary under the title of “Our Lady ‘in haste’” because of her swift intercession.