Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
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.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 09, 2018
At a Vatican briefing on Oct. 8, Archbishop Scicluna reminded reporters that “the synod is not about the abuse of minors, it has to deal with many other questions, too.”
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 07, 2018
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for bishops, writes that with “necessary permission” of Pope Francis, he now gives “my personal testimony as prefect of the congregation of bishops, about the matters regarding the emeritus archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 06, 2018
The Vatican has issued a first or interim response to the accusations leveled against the pope and senior Vatican officials for their response to allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.