Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJune 09, 2020
“As bishop of Rome, I have decided to institute in the diocese the ‘Jesus the Divine Worker Fund’ to affirm the dignity of work,” Pope Francis said.
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJune 05, 2020
Pope Francis: “The protection of the environment and respect for the biodiversity of the planet are issues that affect us all. We cannot pretend to be healthy in a world that is sick.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJune 03, 2020
“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellJune 01, 2020
Pope Francis said the aim of the decree is to “reduce in a significant way the danger of corruption” in the awarding of contracts.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 31, 2020
On Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis proclaimed the unity guaranteed by the Holy Spirit: “we are not bits of confetti blown about by the wind, rather we are irreplaceable fragments in his mosaic.” Gerard O’Connell reports.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 30, 2020
Writing to priests in Rome and across the world, Pope Francis offered encouragement but warned against the ‘temptation’ to ignore the wounds of the pandemic. America correspondent Gerry O’Connell reports from the Vatican.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 27, 2020
The pope also announced plans to canonize Charles de Foucauld, César de Bus and Maria Domenica Mantovani.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 26, 2020
“One thing is certain,” Pope Francis writes. “Unity is not chiefly the result of our activity, but a gift of the Holy Spirit. Yet, unity will not come about as a miracle at the very end. Rather, unity comes about in journeying.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 24, 2020
Francis called for reflection on the encyclical in which he “sought to draw attention to the cry of the earth and of the poor.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 22, 2020
Father Nicolás “was not the kind of leader who says, ‘I am the one who knows everything.’ He really trusted in people, and he listened.”