Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Chileans protest Bishop Juan Barros in Osorno, Chile, March 21, as the newly appointed bishop celebrates his first Mass there.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 31, 2015
Critics charge Barros had been involved in the cover-up of the abuse of minors.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 31, 2015
The church operates the world's largest non-governmental school system.
Archbishop Ganswein and Pope Francis pictured during general audience in St. Peter's Square
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 29, 2015
An interview with the pope's private secretary in La Nación
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 29, 2015
ldquo Humility is above all God rsquo s Way rdquo and it ldquo must be the way of Christians rdquo Pope Francis said in his homily at mass on Palm Sunday in St Peter rsquo s Square attended by some 100 000 pilgrims and followed on TV by an estimated global audience of hundreds of millions The
Adrian Pallarols shows Pope Francis the design for the chalice.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 26, 2015
In a highly original initiative ahead of Pope Francis rsquo visit to New York in September Catholics from across the United States are being given an opportunity to donate small personal silver coins or objects that can be used in the making of the chalice that he will use when he celebrates mas
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 25, 2015
Revelation that the pope has “the feeling” that his papacy will be a short one has caused deep concern among Catholics worldwide
AT WHAT COST? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu burned a few bridges in the final days of his successful campaign.
Signs Of the Times
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 25, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel snatched victory out of what pollsters had predicted would be a shock defeat by ending his campaign with a rejection of a two-state solution for the 67-year-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, by raising an alarm over Arab-Israeli voters that many condemned
Vantage Point
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 25, 2015
Even nowadays—or should I say especially nowadays?—the sight of two people very much in love still delights us. The world continues to love and make excuses for lovers. A truly great love story will fill the cinemas and top the list of best-sellers. Yet the modern world has come to belie
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 25, 2015
ldquo The majority of Arab Israelis feel disappointed rdquo at the results of the recent Israeli elections and feel ldquo unable to change the status quo rdquo Bishop William Shomali the Palestinian auxiliary-bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem told me in this exclusive interview B
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 24, 2015
ldquo Israeli society is in a state of shock rdquo after the recent election Rabbi Ron Kronish a leading interreligious educator and activist in Israel told me in this exclusive interview in which he analyzes the results and what is likely to happen now The Rabbi who has lived in Israel for th