Vatican City

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.

October 22, 2012

New American Saints Canonized in Rome

Sts. Kateri Tekakwitha and Marianne Cope are among the new saints proclaimed yesterday by Pope Benedict XVI.

October 19, 2012

Synod Fathers Calling for ‘a New Pentecost,’ Says Cardinal Wuerl

The Washington archbishop serves as a general relator to the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization, which continues through Oct. 28 at the Vatican.

October 8, 2012

Pope’s Ex-Butler Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

A pardon from Pope Benedict XVI is very likely, according to spokesman Father Federico Lombardi.

October 2, 2012

Archbishop Gerhard Müller: 'The Church Is Not a Fortress'

In an exclusive two-part interview with the Register, the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discusses his new job and highlights the Church’s positive message of hope.

September 18, 2012

Key Participants for New Evangelization Synod Announced

August 31, 2012

‘Ratzinger Schülerkreis’ Is Now in Session

Pope Benedict welcomes his former students to his annual gathering.

July 13, 2012

Film Can Aid the New Evangelization, Head of Vatican’s Council for Culture Says

Third annual Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival held in Rome.

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