Vatican City

August 9, 2013

Flawed Legal Theory Behind Vatican Sex-Abuse Suits, Lawyer Says

Efforts to sue the Vatican claim Holy See controls all priests, receives information about all priests’ activities and makes ‘specific decisions’ about their placement.

August 8, 2013

Pope Francis Issues Motu Proprio on Vatican Finances

‘For the Prevention and Countering of Money Laundering, the Financing of Terrorism and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction,’ issued Aug. 8, strengthens the Holy See’s supervisory powers.

July 12, 2013

Vatican Freezes Funds of Suspended Accountant

Msgr. Nunzio Scarano was arrested June 28 by Italian police.

July 1, 2013

Jesus Does Not Want ‘Remote-Controlled’ Christians, Pope Tells Pilgrims

June 30 Angelus in Rome

June 24, 2013

Catholics Called to 'Daily Martyrdom,' Says Pope Francis

“Those who serve the truth serve Christ,” he said June 23.

June 14, 2013

A Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’? This Is Not the Focus of the Question

NEWS ANALYSIS

May 20, 2013

Pope Francis Ties Mass With Church Movements to First Pentecost

'Always carry the power of the Gospel!' the Holy Father encouraged May 19.

March 15, 2013

Pope Francis and the Wisdom of Years

COMMENTARY

March 13, 2013

New Pope Has Been Elected

White smoke has just appeared from the Sistine Chapel chimney.

March 13, 2013

Dynamics of Conclaves 2005 and 2013 Very Different

COMMENTARY

February 14, 2013

Bridging the Gap: Search Continues for New U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

Finding a candidate acceptable both to the Obama administration and to the Vatican is proving an uphill task.

December 31, 2012

Pope Benedict’s Momentous 2012

In the seventh year of his pontificate, the Holy Father is as vital as ever.

December 12, 2012

Conference Warned About ‘Mediocrity’ in American Christianity

Vatican official tells Ecclesia in America congress that many contemporary Christians ‘have buried their baptism under a cloak of consumerism and indifference.'

December 10, 2012

Christmas Is More Than a Party, Pope Explains

The Holy Father suggests Catholics prepare for Christmas amid a consumerist society by listening to the voice of John the Baptist.

November 30, 2012

Holy See Welcomes U.N. Recognition of Palestine

But according to the Vatican, a permanent two-state solution is necessary for lasting peace in the Holy Land.

November 29, 2012

Artist Praises Family as He Receives Vatican Award

The father of six says that if he has a masterpiece, ‘it would for sure be my family.’

November 28, 2012

Rome Conference to Study TV Father Figures

Many television series ‘portray the father as being the family's problem,’ according to one of the organizers of the conference, which is scheduled for next April at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

November 20, 2012

Lighting the Spark Plug of Grace

Pope Benedict XVI’s personal theologian highlights a key issue for the Year of Faith.

November 14, 2012

'Practical Atheism' More Destructive Than Disbelief, Pope Says

At his weekly general audience, the Holy Father proposes three methods of discovering God in today’s disbelieving world.

November 14, 2012

Vatican Conference to Examine Catholic Identity in Health Care

Participating Church leaders and health-care professionals will focus on sanctity-of-life issues and compassionate and palliative care.

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