Latest news: Vatican
Oct 12, 2018 - 03:45 pm .- “It is necessary to write a new document, based on the Instrumentum Laboris,”  said the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, summing up this day of the Synod’s work in discussion groups.
Oct 12, 2018 - 12:30 pm .- A new film tells the story of Irish Jesuit Fr. William “Willie” Doyle, who during World War I brought the sacraments to dying soldiers on the battlefield, before he himself died in action on the frontline.
Oct 12, 2018 - 10:17 am .- Young people are “hungry for mission,” Bishop Robert Barron said Friday during the 2018 Synod of Bishops, convened to discuss young people, the faith, and vocational discernment
Oct 12, 2018 - 04:01 am .- Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Friday, while asking the cardinal to continue leading the Archdiocese of Washington on an interim basis until a permanent successor is appointed.
Oct 11, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- The message of Humanae vitae is  “good news” and a guide for rebuilding family and society Bishop James Wall of Gallup, New Mexico, has said. He made the remarks during a talk on the famous encyclical and the legacy of Pope Paul VI.
Oct 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Though it sits just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica, it goes unseen by the thousands of people that pass by every day. In a city of churches, it’s a church that can’t be found by accident, but must be sought out. And many do.
Oct 10, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Pope Francis recalled the legacy of St. John Paul II Wednesday, meeting at the Vatican with pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Kraków.
Oct 10, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- Questions remain, and continue to be asked, about McCarrick’s rise and fall in the Church. Unusual for Rome, these questions are being asked and answered in public.
Oct 10, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- Priests and bishops need to be credible messengers who can share the message of the gospel with personal integrity, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh has told the Synod of Bishops.
Oct 10, 2018 - 10:41 am .- The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28. CNA plans to provide a brief daily summary of the sessions, provided by the synodal fathers from Poland. Please find below the Polish fathers' summary of the Oct. 10 session:
Oct 10, 2018 - 10:24 am .- The 2018 Synod of Bishops has selected a group of bishops and priests who will draft the synod’s final document on young people, faith, and vocational discernment.
Oct 10, 2018 - 04:04 am .- In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.” “Is it right to take a human life to solve a problem? It's like hiring a hitman,” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 10, in a departure from his prepared remarks.
Oct 9, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- Among those being canonized on Sunday are Fr. Franceso Spinelli, a diocesan priest through whose intercession a newborn was saved from death in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Oct 9, 2018 - 01:24 pm .- Young Catholics, particularly clerics, need better formation on sexuality, affectivity, and the body, Cardinal Gérald Lacroix told reporters Tuesday, speaking about the 2018 Synod of Bishops.
Oct 9, 2018 - 10:57 am .- The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28. CNA plans to provide a brief daily summary of the sessions, provided by the synodal fathers from Poland. Please find below the Polish fathers' summary of the Oct. 9 session:
Oct 9, 2018 - 06:16 am .- From his perspective inside the Vatican’s youth synod, Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, told CNA that participating bishops have real opportunities - through the unique process used during the meeting - to shape the final document produced by the meeting.
Oct 8, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28. CNA plans to provide a brief daily summary of the sessions, provided by the synodal fathers from Poland. Please find below the Polish fathers' summary of the Oct. 8 session:
Oct 8, 2018 - 01:59 pm .- Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta told reporters Monday that Catholics should “trust Pope Francis that there is going to be a solution” to the Church’s clerical sexual abuse crisis. The support of bishops from around the world, Scicluna said, means that the pope is now “empowered” to do what he wants for the Church, namely, “to make the church a safer place.”
Oct 8, 2018 - 08:30 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna of Malta said that while the youth synod is not ignoring the sexual abuse crisis, Catholics looking for thorough answers should wait for a February 2019 meeting of bishops.
Oct 8, 2018 - 03:10 am .- The president of the U.S.’ bishops’ conference said Sunday he welcomes the Vatican’s announcement of a further investigation into files on Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, praising the pope’s steps to end sexual assault.