ANALYSIS: The Pope’s intent seems to be to emphasize that God’s active will does not ‘tempt’ men, that, instead, the permissive will of God allows people to be tempted because of their sinfulness.
ANALYSIS: A new progress report said that, despite some things that need to be fixed, the Holy See’s commitment to financial transparency meets international standards.
Archbishop Mario Zenari and 16 other priests and bishops will be named cardinals Nov. 19, the eve of the close of the Jubilee of Mercy.
The Coptic Orthodox Church proclaimed the 21 men to be martyrs.
Bishops from various countries and language groups said divorcing gender from biological sex threatens to dissolve families, parenthood and the nobility of human love.
The Holy Father’s council of cardinals recommended that the new congregation combine the Pontifical Councils for the Laity and Family and the Pontifical Academy of Life.
‘Benedict said ‘the center of history is the living God who opened himself in Jesus Christ, and true progress is found in faith,’ according to former student Father Stephan Horn, organizer of the annual Ratzinger Schulerkreis.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Church has grown significantly in South Korea since the Korean War ended in 1953.
The Chinese government now recognizes as a state title the bachelor of arts diploma seminarians receive.
NEWS ANALYSIS: This ‘narrative theology,’ based on lived experience — and the consequences of adopting it — is the real news of the May 25 closed-door meeting in Rome.
According to figures just released, the Holy See’s 2014 deficit was about $27.8 million, slightly more than the 2013 deficit of $26.6 million. The Vatican City governorate, meanwhile, ran a surplus amounting to more than $68.9 million.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The humorous, plain-spoken preacher, whose theological and spiritual perceptions greatly impressed Pope Benedict XVI, died July 11 at the age of 87.
The treaty is the first such agreement with a Muslim-majority jurisdiction, but Israel’s government is highly critical of the Vatican’s action.
On June 21, he made a short visit to St. Teresa parish, where his grandparents were married in 1907 and his father was baptized.
Jozef Wesolowski, the former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, will go to court July 11.
The bishops who gathered in Mozambique at the May 28-31 Seminar on the Family were from the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE).
Catholic Croats make up a significant part of the ethnically diverse population of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which Pope Francis will visit June 6.
NEWS ANALYSIS: On May 25, bishops from Germany, Switzerland and France met at the Pontifical Gregorian University to discuss the most contentious issues of the upcoming synod on the family, which include approval of same-sex unions and Communion for the divorced and remarried.
Tomasso Di Ruzza is credited as one of the main promoters of the path that consolidated the Holy See’s anti-money-laundering and prudential supervision system over the last three years.
Pope Francis asked the bank ‘to continue to serve with prudence and to provide specialized financial services to the Catholic Church worldwide, thereby assisting him in his mission as universal pastor.’
Pastoral care ‘definitely includes the intellectual dimension,' Benedict stated in a letter to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. 'Only if we share the perspective and questions of our times we will be able to understand the word of God in present times.’
In a previously unpublished 2012 lecture, the future Pope emphasized that popular piety is the antithesis of widespread secularization.
On Oct. 16, 2014, the Lahore High Court rejected Bibi’s last appeal seeking to overturn the death sentence.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Pope Francis remembered the martyrdom of the Armenian people during his April 12 Mass at the Vatican.
The South-African cardinal responded to a report that claimed that Cardinal Kasper speaks for Pope Francis.
The Holy See also appointed Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.
Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam Baouardy, Palestinians born in the 19th century, will be canonized May 17.
According to La Civiltà Cattolica, the Holy See 'mobilized a continual flow of financial aid and supplies in an era when there were no other international humanitarian organizations beyond the Red Cross and the Near East relief [organization].'
Regarding the acts of writer Laura Alari, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra said, ‘These articles objectively constitute a grave offense against the truth of confession, a sacrament of the Christian faith.’
Bishop Emeritus Renato Corti of Novara preached the annual Lenten spiritual exercises to the Roman Curia in 2005.