Faith InterviewsGerard O’ConnellNovember 25, 2020
“The church is in the middle of a seismic change as it moves to a more synodal and discerning approach under the leadership of Pope Francis.”
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 17, 2020
China has gained international prestige because of its relations with the Vatican. The Holy See should now seek to obtain more concrete results from its deal with Beijing.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 10, 2020
Vatican authorities, the U.S. bishops conference and the apostolic nuncio heard scattered allegations about misconduct by McCarrick but discounted them because their sources were considered unreliable.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 05, 2020
Pope Francis has made another critical decision in the ongoing reform of Vatican finances.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 28, 2020
The primacy of the church at the peripheries has been a key theme in Francis’ selection of cardinals. He has used the cardinalate to reach communities in countries that are experiencing poverty, conflict and political tension.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 25, 2020
The new cardinals will bring the total number of cardinal electors to 128, of whom 73 will have been appointed by Pope Francis.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 24, 2020
Many are wondering after the lack of response by the Vatican to questions raised about what Pope Francis actually said about civil unions.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 17, 2020
After being received in private audience by Pope Francis last Monday, Cardinal George Pell concluded an unforgettable week by celebrating his first public Mass in Rome since his return to the Vatican on Sept. 30.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 13, 2020
“We’re on the brink,” Cardinal Czerny said, because people are suffering from “a health collapse and an economic collapse, at the same moment as the Paris Climate Agreement I.O.U.s are coming in and there is a migrant situation that is dire.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 08, 2020
Dr. Anna Rowlands told America that Pope Francis "“gets populism. He gets what is the drive toward it and he rescues the notion of what it means to be ‘a people’ from the hands of the populists."