Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 22, 2018
“Jesus finds people where they are, but he never leaves them where they are.”
 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then nuncio to the United States, and then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, are seen in a combination photo during the beatification Mass of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4, 2014. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 19, 2018
In this third letter Archbishop Viganò no longer insists, as he did so forcefully in his first letter, that the restrictions that he claimed Benedict XVI had imposed on Archbishop McCarrick—one he alleges that Pope Francis later lifted—can be understood as “sanctions.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 18, 2018
The pope said he would visit North Korea “if an official invitation arrives.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 15, 2018
Arturo Sosa, S.J., the superior general of the Jesuits, identified three “signs of the times”: secularization, the digital world and multiculturalism.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 14, 2018
Pope Francis made clear that Paul VI and Archbishop Romero responded to the radical call of Jesus with “an undivided heart.”
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 12, 2018
“What is important now is...not concentrating on myself but helping this church to get to a new place.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 12, 2018
In a two page-letter, Pope Francis made clear not only his personal esteem for the cardinal but also that he stands by him, and the reasons for this.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 10, 2018
Initial reports from the synod on young people focus on sexual abuse, digital culture and creating a listening church.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 09, 2018
According to cardinals from India, Canada, and Madagascar, one thing is clear, "the church has a great future with these young people."
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 09, 2018
Pope Francis will meet with Catholic South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, this month.