Vatican

May 22, 2013

Pope: Power Struggles Within the Church Are Outside Jesus’ Vision

The Holy Father explains that real power is service and what will make us seem more like Jesus.

May 21, 2013

Rome University Launches Course on Liturgical Music

The two-year program will be divided into three main topics: liturgy, music and theology.

May 17, 2013

‘Chasm’ Exists Between Pope Francis and Liberation Theology

Even though the Holy Father has been praised by liberation theologians, he has always disagreed with that interpretation of the Gospel, even at the cost of finding himself isolated.

May 17, 2013

The LCWR vs. the Vatican: Setting the Record Straight

NEWS ANALYSIS: The facts don’t support complaints by the U.S. women’s religious group about its Vatican-mandated reform process.

May 17, 2013

Pope: ‘If We Annoy People, Blessed Be the Lord’

The Pope says that the Church needs apostolic zeal to proclaim Jesus Christ among people who do not know him.

May 16, 2013

Clergy Must Be Shepherds, Not Wolves, Says Pope

Pope Francis asked the Catholic faithful to pray for bishops and priests to be poor, humble and meek in the service of the people.

May 16, 2013

Cardinal O’Brien Leaving Scotland for Penance, Prayer

The disgraced former archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh will spend several months for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance.

May 16, 2013

Church Movements Bringing 50,000 More Than Vatican Expected for Pentecost

The Vatican invited Church movements to gather in Rome as part of the Year of Faith, an initiative aimed at evangelizing and helping Catholics become more fervent in faith.

May 15, 2013

Holy Spirit Leads to Truth Amid Relativism, Pope Counsels

Francis encourages the faithful to be open to the Holy Spirit and to the word of God.

May 14, 2013

Vatican Stats Show Continued Growth in Africa, Asia

The Pontifical Yearbook reports 3,000 new priests in the two continents in 2011 and that in the last 10 years the numbers increased by 39.5% in Africa and 32% in Asia.

May 2, 2013

Improving Communication of Pope's Early Morning Homilies

Vatican appears to be planning on releasing full transcripts

April 30, 2013

Peres Tells Pope: Middle East is "Disintegrating"

April 30, 2013

‘Sacra Liturgia 2013’ Inspired by Benedict XVI’s Writings on the Mass

Bishop Dominique Rey of France discusses the significance of the Pope Emeritus’ work on the liturgy.

April 30, 2013

Confessional Not a ‘Dry Cleaner,’ Says Pope

Pope Francis taught that being ashamed of sins is ‘not only natural; it’s a virtue that helps prepare us for God’s forgiveness.’

April 26, 2013

Pope’s Plans for Encyclical, Travel Disclosed

Benedict XVI had already laid the groundwork for an encyclical on the virtue of faith in late 2012, and Pope Francis could easily revise it and add his own insights to the text, Vatican says.

April 24, 2013

Cardinal Dolan Honored by Evangelicals for Leadership

Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview is recognizing Cardinal Dolan for his advocacy for religious freedom.

April 24, 2013

Pope Urges Christians to Remember Final Judgment

The Holy Father dedicated his Wednesday audience address to a phrase from the Nicene Creed, continuing a Year of Faith series started by Benedict XVI.

April 24, 2013

Theologian: Same-Sex Civil Unions Discriminate Against Married Couples

Ethics professor cautions equating homosexual unions to marriage because the legal system starts to transform the nature of marriage as a social and legal institution.

April 19, 2013

Pope’s Curia Reform Council Reflects Church’s Universality

Pope Francis has chosen eight cardinals from a variety of backgrounds to reform the Curia.

April 17, 2013

Vatican Unveils Plans for International Family Center in Nazareth

The center’s mission is a place that encourages the spirituality of the family, provides formation of parental and family life and helps families prepare to engage in the New Evangelization.

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