• Will the Pan-Amazon Synod Abandon Pope Francis’ Aparecida Approach?

    Aparecida is in danger: The “great continental mission” called for by the Latin American bishops in 2007 may die in Rome this month, with long-term consequences for the vitality of the Church in South America. As the Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon Region comes to the end of its... Read more
  • Pope Francis accidentally supports Saints in tweet about actual saints

    Pope Francis, the 82-year-old head of the Catholic Church, made an important announcement on Twitter on Sunday. He appeared to announce to the whole world and his 18 million Twitter followers that he is a New Orleans Saints fan. Before any Saints fan starts imagining the elderly pontiff... Read more
  • ‘Newman Converts’ Come Home to Rome for Canonization

    VATICAN CITY — The canonization of St. John Henry Newman Sunday drew “Newman converts” to Rome from throughout the English-speaking world, all of whom followed Newman’s writings across the Tiber River and into the Catholic Church. Elayne Allen, 24, is one such “Newman convert.”... Read more
  • Meet the five new saints of the Catholic Church

    St. Peter’s Square, October 13, 2019: With 50,000 people in attendance from countries around the world, Pope Francis declared John Henry Newman, Mother Giuseppina Vannini, Mother Mariam Thresia Mankidiyan, Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays Catholic saints. See exclusive photos... Read more
  • These are the four women being canonized with John Henry Newman

    Vatican City, Oct 11, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will canonize four women alongside John Henry Newman this Sunday. These women -- a stigmatist, a mystic, a Roman orphan, and Nobel Peace prize nominee -- also proclaimed Christ through their lives and their miracles in a unique... Read more
  • John Henry Newman: Catholic Revivalist

    The canonization of John Henry Newman in Rome on October 13 will be a triumph for the light of life and love amidst the gloom and darkness of the Culture of Death. It will signify the way in which the Church transcends and outlives the evil forces that assail her, whether such assailants are the... Read more
  • Brazilian Bishop Says Infanticide in Amazon ‘Shocking’ But Largely Eliminated by Church

    A bishop of a diocese in Brazil has said reports about infanticide being carried out by some indigenous peoples were “shocking,” but that he was unaware of any such practices continuing among the indigenous people who are part of his flock. Speaking to reporters at the Vatican today... Read more
  • Amazon synod bishop: ‘Indigenous people do not understand celibacy’

    A contributor to the working document for the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon region made his case Wednesday for the priestly ordination of married men in the region. “I’m saying this with great sincerity - there is no other option,” Bishop Erwin Kräutler, the retired head... Read more
  • Did Pope Francis say that Jesus isn’t God? Don’t believe the report, Vatican says

    The Vatican said Wednesday that an Italian journalist it has previously corrected was not speaking accurately when he claimed that Pope Francis denied Christ’s divinity. "As already stated on other occasions, the words that Dr. Eugenio Scalfari attributes in quotation marks to the Holy... Read more
  • Women’s Diaconate, Amazonian ‘Mass’ Discussed in Amazon Synod’s Opening Days

    A diaconate for women, an experimental liturgical rite and the ordination of married men in remote areas have been some of the suggestions so far discussed at the Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon Region, each eliciting a wide range of reactions. By lunchtime Tuesday, 40 synod fathers and one... Read more