Vatican

Gerard O’Connell June 23, 2016
“‘You shall not kill’ has absolute value and applies to both the innocent and the guilty.”
Women religious celebrate Mass in front of the tomb of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata in this Dec. 18, 2015, file photo from India. (CNS photo/Piyal Adhikary, EPA)
The meeting of cardinals and promoters of the sainthood causes, also known as an "ordinary public consistory," formally ends the process of approving a new saint.
Crowds await the arrival of Pope Francis for his Mass in Mother Teresa Square in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell December 17, 2015
Pope Francis has opened the door to the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta He did so this afternoon Dec 17 when he recognized the miraculous cure of a Brazilian man that took place at the end of 2008 nbsp The news was broken unofficially this evening by the Italian Catholic daily
Antonio Spadaro, S.J. September 30, 2013
“It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”
James Martin, S.J. December 12, 2012
To its members Opus Dei is nothing less than The Work of God. To its critics it is a powerful, even dangerous.
Robert A. Krieg September 01, 2003
Seventy years ago a fateful meeting occurred in Rome. The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII), and Germany’s vice chancellor, Franz von Papen, formally signed a concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich on July 20, 1933.