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 doctrine office: Transgender-identifying people can be baptized, witness marriages

Nov 8, 2023 / 14:25 pm

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the document in response to questions from a Brazilian bishop.

Vatican joins interfaith declaration on fighting climate change

Nov 8, 2023 / 11:50 am

The Holy See has signed an interfaith declaration on taking action to protect the environment during a religious summit held ahead of COP28.

In special meeting, Pope Francis talks peace, war, climate with kids from around the world

Nov 6, 2023 / 13:38 pm

Pope Francis answered questions about war, the environment, and his daily life during an encounter with roughly 7,000 children from around the world on Monday.

Pope Francis keeps busy schedule despite feeling ‘not well’

Nov 6, 2023 / 09:46 am

Pope Francis is continuing to keep a full schedule even as the Holy Father said he was not feeling well during a meeting Monday morning.

Canon lawyer denies involvement in papal election reform, calling reports ‘a pure lie’

Nov 6, 2023 / 08:55 am

Reports said Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda had been tasked by Pope Francis with drafting revisions to conclaves.

Pope Francis: Like Benedict XVI, be ‘humble laborers’ for the Church

Nov 3, 2023 / 07:05 am

Pope Francis presided at a Mass for the repose of the souls of Pope Benedict XVI and the six cardinals and 147 bishops who died in the past year.

Pope Francis talks Synod on Synodality and homosexuality in new interview

Nov 2, 2023 / 13:35 pm

Asked about the synod assembly’s discussion of homosexuality, Pope Francis said: “When I say ‘everyone, everyone, everyone,’ [I’m speaking about] people.”

Pope Francis prays for peace and hope on All Souls’ Day

Nov 2, 2023 / 08:04 am

The pope presided at the Mass at the Rome War Cemetery amid scattered rain showers on a breezy, cool morning.

Update: Pope Francis to attend COP28 climate change conference in Dubai in December

Nov 2, 2023 / 06:01 am

Pope Francis said in a TV interview he will travel to the United Arab Emirates for the second time from Dec. 1–3.

How to bring peace to the world? Start with sacramental confession, cardinal says

Oct 31, 2023 / 11:00 am

We can take hope in the reconciliation, mercy, and peace of Christ in confession, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza said in a letter ahead of the solemnity of All Saints.

Here is what Pope Francis is doing for the week of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days

Oct 31, 2023 / 08:50 am

At the Vatican, Pope Francis will mark this holy and significant season with prayer and two liturgies.

‘You are not alone’: Pope Francis meets women who escaped the Mafia

Oct 30, 2023 / 14:15 pm

Pope Francis on Monday encouraged a group of women who escaped criminal organizations in Italy to keep fighting despite fear and to know they are not alone.

Christmas 2023 at the Vatican: Nativity to recall St. Francis’ first-ever manger scene

Oct 30, 2023 / 12:45 pm

The Christmas 2023 Nativity scene at the Vatican will evoke the first-ever live manger, the Vatican said Monday.

Vatican, Iranian foreign ministers discuss Israel-Hamas war amid risk of wider conflict

Oct 30, 2023 / 12:15 pm

Vatican foreign minister Archbishop Paul Gallagher spoke by phone with his counterpart in Iran on Monday morning regarding the Israel-Hamas war.

Cardinal Hollerich: The openness of the Synod on Synodality ‘will change the Church’

Oct 28, 2023 / 19:17 pm

At the conclusion of the Synod on Synodality, one of the meeting’s leaders said the freedom and openness experienced will help the Church change in the future.

What does the Synod on Synodality document say about ‘controversial’ issues?

Oct 28, 2023 / 18:30 pm

The Synod on Synodality’s final document includes a discussion of issues it says are still “controversial” inside the Church.

Pope Francis sends ‘blessings of strength and peace’ after shooting in Maine

Oct 28, 2023 / 10:03 am

Pope Francis said Saturday he is praying for strength and peace for the community of Lewiston, Maine, after the city experienced two deadly mass shootings.

Bishop Barron: Church should engage culture with more ‘energy, panache, and confidence’

Oct 26, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Bishop Robert Barron said he regrets the Catholic Church’s “hand-wringing” in recent decades over how to share the Christian message with a secular culture.

Polish bishop at Synod: Practice can vary but doctrine has to be the ‘same for everyone’

Oct 26, 2023 / 13:35 pm

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki said Thursday one difficulty of synodality lies in distinguishing pastoral practice — which can be adapted — from Church doctrine.

Father Marco Rupnik, accused of abuse and returned to ministry: A timeline

Oct 26, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Despite having been dismissed from the Jesuit order after being accused of sexual abuse, Father Marko Rupnik has returned to priestly ministry and is incardinated with the Diocese of Koper in Slovenia.