Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellAugust 02, 2018
The revised teaching declares that the death penalty is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person, and that the church works "for its abolition worldwide."
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJuly 30, 2018
Archbishop Wilson of Adelaide is the highest-ranking Catholic bishop to be convicted and sentenced for failure to report a case of abuse.
Faith NewsGerard O’ConnellJuly 28, 2018
The pope “has ordered his suspension from the exercise of any public ministry, together with the obligation to remain in a house yet to be indicated to him, for a life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial,” the Vatican and the United
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJuly 07, 2018
Pope Francis prays for peace with Christian leaders.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
As global migration crisis worsens, Pope Francis calls for “mercy and solidarity”; bridges, not wallsGerard O’ConnellJuly 06, 2018
“Before the challenges of contemporary movements of migration, the only reasonable response is one of solidarity and mercy,” Pope Francis said as he celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on July 6 for migrants and refugees.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJuly 05, 2018
Pope Francis has appointed Paolo Ruffini, 61, an Italian layperson with wide experience in print, radio and television, as the new Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJune 29, 2018
Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul with 14 new cardinals and gifted 27 new archbishops their palliums to bring home to their respective archdioceses.
Faith DispatchesGerard O’ConnellJune 28, 2018
Pope Francis used strong words that can be read both as an admonition and guidance for the entire college of cardinals.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJune 27, 2018
Francis vowed decades ago not to watch TV, but he still follows how Argentina is faring in the World Cup.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJune 26, 2018
Their conversation was the longest between the pope and a head of state since Francis’ meeting with President Obama in 2014.