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

Synod on Synodality asks members to foster communion with the marginalized

Oct 10, 2023 / 09:00 am

“All are invited to be part of the Church,” Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said at the start of the Oct. 9 general congregation.

FACT CHECK: Did 118 participants at the Synod on Synodality really come down with COVID?

Oct 9, 2023 / 14:00 pm

After consulting doctors, Cardinal Mario Grech said there was no reason to be alarmed about the spread of COVID at the synod.

Eastern Orthodox synods are bishops-only, metropolitan tells delegates

Oct 9, 2023 / 11:12 am

Speaking to the Synod, an Eastern Orthodox bishop said the definition of synodality of the October assembly “differs greatly” from Orthodox understanding.

Pope Francis: Do not forget your life and faith are a gift from God

Oct 8, 2023 / 10:52 am

“Jesus reminds us what happens when a person deceives himself into thinking that he does things on his own, and he forgets to be grateful,” the pope said.

Pope Francis, Jerusalem patriarch call for peace after Hamas attack

Oct 8, 2023 / 08:45 am

The pope issued an appeal Sunday to “please stop weapons attacks!”

What is being discussed during the first week of the Synod on Synodality?

Oct 5, 2023 / 12:50 pm

During the first full day of work Oct. 5, participants met in small groups of about 12 people where they received a homework assignment.

Archbishop to Synod on Synodality: Proclaiming Jesus is ‘the greatest urgency’

Oct 5, 2023 / 11:46 am

“The greatest urgency, the truest reform is that of making Jesus our passion, our love, our everything,” said the bishop of Assisi, recalling the example of St. Francis.

Pope Francis to Synod on Synodality: ‘Do not sadden the Holy Spirit’

Oct 4, 2023 / 17:25 pm

Pointing synod delegates to texts by St. Basil on the Holy Spirit, the pope emphasized the importance of listening over speaking.

Here’s what the Church’s newest cardinals think about the Synod on Synodality

Oct 3, 2023 / 15:44 pm

Six cardinals who are participating in this month’s Synod on Synodality — and five who are not — told CNA their ideas of and expectations for the assembly.

Pope Francis calls silence ‘essential’ at prayer vigil for Synod on Synodality

Sep 30, 2023 / 14:15 pm

Before thousands of young people and Christian leaders from around the world, Francis emphasized the importance of silent prayer.

We asked the new cardinals: How should the Church evangelize the world today?

Sep 30, 2023 / 12:45 pm

From digital communication to hope to listening to the Gospel, here is what 12 of the cardinals told CNA they think is needed to evangelize the modern world.

Discipline of sister who led community co-founded by Rupnik raises questions

Sep 27, 2023 / 11:28 am

Sister Ivanka Hosta is staying in a monastery in Braga, Portugal, following the conclusion of an investigation into her leadership of the religious community.

Europe needs hope, Pope Francis says

Sep 27, 2023 / 06:52 am

“How can we welcome others if we ourselves do not first have a horizon open to the future?” the pope said.

Pope Francis’ next environmental document to be called ‘Laudate Deum’

Sep 26, 2023 / 14:18 pm

Pope Francis’ new document on the environment will be, he said, “a look at what has happened and say what needs to be done,” Vatican News reported.

Pope Francis: Be Christians who ‘leap for joy’ in the face of life

Sep 23, 2023 / 13:10 pm

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for an estimated 50,000 people in Marseille’s Vélodrome Stadium on Sept. 23.

Pope Francis in Marseille: It’s ‘a duty of humanity’ to save migrants abandoned at sea

Sep 22, 2023 / 14:53 pm

“We can no longer watch the drama of shipwrecks, caused by the cruel trafficking and the fanaticism of indifference,” the pope said Sept. 22.

Pope Francis entrusts to Mary ‘Mediterranean Encounter’ with youth and bishops

Sep 22, 2023 / 14:33 pm

After landing in Marseille, France, Sept. 22, the pope made his way to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Gardeto to ask for the intercession of Mary.

Synod 2023: Participants to include two bishops from mainland China, Archbishop Paglia

Sep 21, 2023 / 09:00 am

The leadership of the Synod on Synodality have released the final list of participants for the first session of the October assembly.

Vatican cardinal to make charity mission to Ukraine city hit by Russian drones

Sep 20, 2023 / 12:29 pm

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is in Ukraine this week to open the House of Refuge “in the name of Pope Francis, as a sign of support and closeness.”

Pope Francis accepts resignation of two Chicago auxiliary bishops

Sep 19, 2023 / 11:00 am

Auxiliary Bishops Andrew P. Wypych and Joseph N. Perry will step down after the Holy Father accepted their resignations.