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’s saints office says it did not ask for money for beatification

Apr 14, 2021 / 06:10 am

“What was said is not true,” the undersecretary of the saints congregation wrote in an April 9 letter to the journalists of an investigative news program.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner after Vatican-ordered investigations

Apr 13, 2021 / 05:15 am

Hoeppner, 71, was the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 norms on investigating bishops accused of mishandling or obstructing allegations of clerical sexual abuse.

Pope Francis: Christ’s wounds shower ‘mercy upon our misery’

Apr 11, 2021 / 05:48 am

“His wounds are open channels between him and us, shedding mercy upon our misery,” Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Australian Cardinal Edward Cassidy, Vatican official and diplomat, dies at 96

Apr 10, 2021 / 08:26 am

The retired cardinal had been a Vatican nuncio and Holy See official for over 30 years.

Pope Francis sends condolences to Queen Elizabeth for death of Prince Philip

Apr 10, 2021 / 05:30 am

"His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer."

Pope Francis recalls nights spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth

Apr 8, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Pope Francis has recalled “with emotion” his time spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth.

Vatican Observatory’s new website a launch pad to show the Catholic Church supports science

Apr 8, 2021 / 05:00 am

Br. Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the old website “was hardly ever visited.”

Pope Francis names Green Bay vicar general Fr. Daniel Felton as next bishop of Duluth

Apr 7, 2021 / 06:00 am

The Diocese of Duluth has been without a bishop since the sudden death of Bishop Paul Sirba on Dec. 1, 2019.

American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job

Apr 6, 2021 / 14:00 pm

Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on the Vatican’s safeguarding commission was ending after six years.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s 120th birthday marked with rosary for chastity

Apr 6, 2021 / 05:20 am

To mark the birth of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati 120 years ago today, three Italian groups are inviting Catholics to pray the rosary for the intention of the virtue of chastity.

Pope Francis on Easter: Christ’s wounds are the ‘seal of his love for us’

Apr 4, 2021 / 04:25 am

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.

Papal preacher on Good Friday: Political ideologies wound fraternity in the Catholic Church

Apr 2, 2021 / 11:10 am

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s Passion of the Lord liturgy on Good Friday.

Pope Francis visits Vatican vaccination center

Apr 2, 2021 / 04:00 am

Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need this week.

Iraqi cardinal: Pope Francis gave $350,000 for poor during Iraq trip

Mar 31, 2021 / 12:00 pm

A cardinal has revealed that Pope Francis gave a donation of $350,000 to the Chaldean Catholic Church during his recent visit to Iraq.

Diocese: Priest’s omission of palm blessing in protest over Vatican ruling ‘reprehensible’

Mar 31, 2021 / 07:00 am

A Catholic diocese in Italy has said that a priest’s refusal to bless palms on Sunday because of the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex unions is “reprehensible.”

Catholics asked to support the Holy Land on Good Friday

Mar 29, 2021 / 12:30 pm

The Franciscan friars taking care of the Holy Land sites have asked Catholics for prayers and financial support as they continue to feel the loss of pilgrimages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cardinal Sarah asks Pope Francis to reinstate individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

Mar 29, 2021 / 08:28 am

Cardinal Robert Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, after individual Masses were suspended earlier this month in favor of concelebration.

Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops after ‘Vos estis’ investigations

Mar 29, 2021 / 07:30 am

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Monday that the Vatican has sanctioned two Polish bishops at the conclusion of canonical inquiries into accusations they were negligent in their handling of sexual abuse of minors by clergy.

Postulator responds to Serbian patriarch’s claims of ‘problematic’ Cardinal Stepinac letters

Mar 26, 2021 / 14:00 pm

The postulator of Bl. Aloysius Stepinac’s canonization cause has responded to claims by the new Serbian Orthodox patriarch that there are “problematic” passages in the cardinal’s letters to Pope Pius XII.

UK judge overturns Vatican request to seize accounts of Italian broker

Mar 26, 2021 / 13:00 pm

A judge has reversed the seizure of the accounts of an Italian broker under investigation by the Vatican, saying that Vatican prosecutors withheld and misrepresented information in their request to the U.K. court.