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

Cardinal Zuppi calls Hamas ‘the worst enemy of the Palestinian people’

Oct 26, 2023 / 07:25 am

“We need a solution that guarantees the rights of the two sides; we really need an authoritative Palestinian leadership,” the bishop of Bologna said.

Synod on Synodality addresses the Church in letter to the people of God

Oct 25, 2023 / 13:15 pm

“This is not about ideology but about an experience rooted in the apostolic tradition,” says the letter inviting the faithful to play a larger role in “decision-making.”

UPDATE: Rupnik ‘presumed innocent’ until proven guilty, says diocese that welcomed him

Oct 25, 2023 / 12:55 pm

Mosaic artist Father Marko Rupnik, who has been accused of serious abuses against women, was dismissed from the Jesuits in June.

Pope Francis on women deacons: ‘Holy orders is reserved for men’

Oct 25, 2023 / 12:35 pm

Pope Francis reaffirmed the impossibility of women becoming priests, or even modern Church deacons, in an interview for a book released Tuesday in Italy.

The Synod on Synodality’s listening ‘method’ comes from the Jesuits

Oct 24, 2023 / 15:00 pm

Synod on Synodality delegates in Rome this month are participating in a “conversation in the Spirit,” a method of communal discernment.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of bishop from troubled Polish diocese

Oct 24, 2023 / 07:58 am

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 59-year-old Polish Bishop Grzegorz Kaszak of the Diocese of Sosnowiec over poor management of scandals.

Theologian points to Vatican II’s ‘dynamic’ tradition in Synod on Synodality speech

Oct 23, 2023 / 14:44 pm

Tradition “was a major point of discussion at the Second Vatican Council,” Father Ormond Rush said Monday.

A day in the life of a U.S. delegate to the Synod on Synodality

Oct 20, 2023 / 12:30 pm

“It’s intense but it’s good work,” Father Ivan Montelongo told CNA this week about his participation as one of 11 delegates representing the U.S.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis leads prayer for migrants during Synod on Synodality

Oct 20, 2023 / 09:09 am

The simple, 25-minute prayer service took place in a quiet St. Peter’s Square in front of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz’s “Angels Unawares” sculpture.

Cardinal: Synod on Synodality poses ‘no danger to the nature of the Church’

Oct 19, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Cardinal Michael Czerny made his assessment one day after Synod delegates were presented with a theologian’s sweeping vision for the hierarchical Church.

Synod on Synodality asked to ‘rethink the whole Church’ according to synodality

Oct 18, 2023 / 13:48 pm

The next stage of the Synod on Synodality opened Wednesday with a call to focus on authority, decentralization, and the co-responsibility of the laity.

Theologian at Synod on Synodality: There’s ‘too much emphasis’ on women priests

Oct 17, 2023 / 14:10 pm

“As a woman, I’m not focused at all on the fact that I’m not a priest,” Renée Köhler-Ryan said at a press briefing Oct. 17.

Israel’s foreign minister criticizes Vatican response to Hamas attack

Oct 16, 2023 / 06:25 am

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen spoke Oct. 15 with the Holy See’s foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, about the situation in Israel and Palestine.

Pope Francis highlights ‘little greatness’ of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in apostolic letter

Oct 15, 2023 / 05:55 am

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also called “The Little Flower,” was a French Carmelite nun who died in 1897 from tuberculosis at the age of 24.

The devil ‘wants to see us divided,’ cardinal says at Synod on Synodality Mass

Oct 13, 2023 / 08:06 am

“If we have the courage to look at our current reality as a Church, it won’t be hard to see how the Evil One is at work,” Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu said.

Oceania, Africa delegates say Synod on Synodality is their turn to speak

Oct 12, 2023 / 11:34 am

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda, Cameroon, said at an Oct. 12 briefing that the Synod on Synodality is “a chance for the voice of Africa to be heard.”

Pope Francis has lunch with Rome’s poor who tell him ‘what they expect from the Church’

Oct 11, 2023 / 10:00 am

Like the synod assembly participants, the lunch guests were asked “what they expect from the Church,” Paolo Ruffini told journalists Oct. 11.

Prayer opportunities abound at Synod on Synodality

Oct 11, 2023 / 07:00 am

Eucharistic adoration, liturgies, and moments of silence all signal the importance of prayer in the synodal process.

Vatican safeguarding group calls on Synod on Synodality to address abuse in the Church

Oct 10, 2023 / 11:00 am

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has called on the synod to discuss sexual abuse this month.

Pope Francis calls Gaza priest as Israel announces blockade

Oct 10, 2023 / 10:32 am

The pope called Father Gabriel Romanelli, pastor of Holy Family Church, the only Catholic Church in Gaza City and in the Gaza Strip, Oct. 9, AgenSir reported.