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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 asks society which it values more: Children or money

May 14, 2021 / 05:00 am

The pope was speaking at “The General State of the Birth Rate” event in Rome.

‘We took the family for granted’: Leaders grapple with Italy’s accelerating birth crisis

May 13, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Pope Francis will attend a May 14 event on the country’s demographic decline.

Vatican abuse trial: Witness testimony gives conflicting view of victim, pre-seminary

May 12, 2021 / 13:00 pm

The Vatican City State’s criminal court heard testimony from five witnesses.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ investigation

May 12, 2021 / 06:30 am

Bishop Jan Tyrawa was investigated for negligence in handling clerical abuse cases.

Italian broker for Vatican’s London property arrested in UK

May 12, 2021 / 03:30 am

The arrest, which took place May 11 in London, was requested by an Italian judge.

Vatican fixes website glitch showing two versions of Catechism

May 11, 2021 / 06:00 am

Before it was corrected, the website displayed texts not reflecting recent significant changes to the Catechism.

Pope Francis: The Spiritual Exercises deepen the concept of personal reform

May 10, 2021 / 08:00 am

The pope made the comment in a video message for the launch of a book by one his early spiritual mentors.

Vatican creates group to study separating mafia from the Catholic Church

May 10, 2021 / 04:10 am

The group is being established in honor of Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge killed by the mafia.

Sainthood cause opened for Filipino priest killed by Islamists in 2000

May 7, 2021 / 09:00 am

Fr. Rhoel Gallardo died after being held for 43 days by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group.

‘Security consultant’ says Cardinal Becciu asked her to compile ‘files’ on Vatican personnel

May 6, 2021 / 05:05 am

Cecilia Marogna made the allegation in an interview aired on an Italian investigative news program.

Catholic cycling champion who saved Jews during World War II honored in Assisi

May 5, 2021 / 09:10 am

Gino Bartali helped to save more than 800 Jews from Nazi persecution.

Cardinal Ruini sees ‘risk of schism’ in Germany after Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

May 4, 2021 / 12:00 pm

“I hope with all my heart that there will not be any schism, and I pray for this,” said the 90-year-old cardinal.

Pope Francis: 'A truly Christian life bears witness to Christ'

May 2, 2021 / 05:30 am

"After Jesus ascended to the Father, it is the task of the disciples – it is our task – to continue to proclaim the Gospel in words and in deeds."

'Hope for the future': Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic

May 1, 2021 / 11:30 am

"Mother of Help, welcome us under your mantle and protect us, sustain us in the hour of trial, and ignite in our hearts the light of hope for the future."

Vatican adds seven invocations to Litany of St. Joseph

May 1, 2021 / 07:50 am

The Congregation for Divine Worship said "it appeared opportune to update the Litany in honor of Saint Joseph, approved by the Apostolic See in 1909, by integrating seven new invocations..."

Safeguarding expert: Guidelines are ‘in vain’ if not upheld by Church powers

Apr 30, 2021 / 14:00 pm

Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J, explains why Rome’s Center for Child Protection is becoming an anthropology institute.

Pope Francis changes law to allow Vatican City court to judge cardinals, bishops

Apr 30, 2021 / 07:00 am

The pope has amended part of a law issued last year regulating the Vatican City’s judicial system.

Vatican accused of investing in companies making ‘morning-after pill’

Apr 29, 2021 / 13:00 pm

An Italian investigative news program claimed that the Vatican’s treasury invested millions in pharmaceutical companies.

In anti-corruption law, Pope Francis seeks to quash Vatican ‘envelope’ culture with ban on gifts over $50

Apr 29, 2021 / 04:50 am

The new regulation is part of a sweeping new anti-corruption law.

Cardinal Ladaria: Pastoral care, Church law are not in conflict in marriage cases

Apr 28, 2021 / 06:15 am

The cardinal spoke at a study day devoted to the 2001 instruction Potestas ecclesiae.