Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 26, 2020
While Ash Wednesday Masses were canceled in several northern Italian dioceses to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, bishops composed special prayers for their people and offered alternative ways to begin the celebration of Lent.
Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 24, 2020
Schools and museums in the two regions were closed, and school trips were suspended for all students throughout Italy.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 21, 2020
In his speech to council members, Pope Francis said the council's work on revising the section had reached a conclusion, but he did not indicate when he would promulgate the revised section of canon law.
Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 03, 2020
Bishops from the Western United States reflect on their vocations while celebrating Mass at the Vatican during their ad limina visitation.
Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 31, 2020
"We must change our pastoral routines to respond to the presence of so many older people in our families and communities," the pope told Catholic seniors and pastoral workers from around the world.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 23, 2020
Published in French in mid-January, the 148-page book -- "From the Depths of Our Hearts" -- will be released in English by Ignatius Press in late February.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 21, 2020
The bishop said he knew people are frustrated that it is taking so long for the report to be published, but "an institution that's been around 2,000 years doesn't turn on a dime."
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 01, 2020
Pope Francis had slapped a pilgrim's hand in an incident that quickly went viral on Twitter. Departing from his prepared text the next day, he said that "love makes us patient. We often lose our patience; me, too, and I apologize for my bad example last night."
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 30, 2019
"Women and Francis" is the theme of the January 2020 issue of Women-Church-World, a monthly supplement to L'Osservatore Romano. It was released Dec. 28.
Politics & Society FaithCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 25, 2019
Pope Francis prayed that Jesus would "bring his smile, through our poor faces, to all the children of the world: to those who are abandoned and those who suffer violence.