Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 29, 2019
“I come as a pilgrim and a brother,” Pope Francis said in a video message to the people of Romania on the eve of his visit to the largest of the Balkan states and a predominantly Orthodox country.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 28, 2019
Pope Francis: “I knew nothing about McCarrick.... If not, I would not have remained silent.”
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 27, 2019
The logic of “me first and then the others,” sometimes cited by believers and frequently used by politicians to gain votes and power in European countries, the United States and elsewhere, is not the logic of Christ.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 23, 2019
Caritas Internationalis is increasingly being called to help with challenges provoked by climate change. “Our food production is at stake.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 18, 2019
“One of the first things that dictators do is to remove the freedom of the press,” he said.
Politics & Society DispatchesGerard O’ConnellMay 13, 2019
By reconnecting the building to the power supply and breaking the seals that prevented the building from having power, the papal almoner broke the law. But he was unrepentant.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 12, 2019
Pope Francis has authorized the organization of pilgrimages to the Marian shrine of Medjugorje, the Vatican announced today.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 10, 2019
“In regard to the diaconate we must see what was there at the beginning of revelation, if there was something, let it grow and it arrives, but if there was not, if the Lord didn’t want a sacramental ministry for women, it can’t go forward.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 09, 2019
Pope Francis today issued a wide-ranging decree, known as a "motu proprio" or executive decree, that lays down procedures and norms for reporting abuse in the church, aimed at the eradication of abuse in the church.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 07, 2019
Pope Francis said, “There were deaconesses at the beginning [of the church], but [the question is] was theirs a sacramental ordination or not?”