Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
NEXT STEPS. Peter Saunders, left, and Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M.Cap., at a press conference on Feb. 7.
Signs Of the Times
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 11, 2015
‘The accountability of bishops is a source of great concern” to the 17 members of the Commission for the Protection of Minors, said Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M.Cap., leader of the Archdiocese of Boston and the president of the body, at a Vatican press briefing on Feb. 7.Marie Co
Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley gives homily during National Prayer Vigil for Life at national shrine in Washington (CNS photo/Bob Roller).
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 07, 2015
ldquo The accountability of bishops is a source of great concern rdquo to the 17 members of the Commission for the Protection of Minors established by Pope Francis in March 2014 Cardinal Sean O rsquo Malley the president of this body told reporters at a Vatican press briefing February 7 ldquo
Father Robert W. Oliver, a Boston priest, was apppointed by Pope Francis as new secretary of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 05, 2015
In a new and important initiative aimed at protecting minors from sexual abuse in the Catholic Church eliminating all such abuse and assisting the victims of past abuse Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Presidents of the Bishops Conferences and the Superiors of the Institutes of Consecrated Li
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 04, 2015
Mandated by the cardinals in the pre-conclave meetings to reform the Roman Curia, Pope Francis is taking his task very seriously and moving in a more radical direction than anyone had expected. His aim is not simply structural reform of the Vatican offices, though that is part of it; his primary goa
THE CHURCH IS IN THE BISHOP. Pope Francis presents a pallium in St. Peter’s Basilica last June to Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford, Conn.
Signs Of the Times
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 04, 2015
Pope Francis has decided that the public ceremony of investiture of metropolitan archbishops with the pallium will henceforth take place in the prelates’ home dioceses, not in the Vatican as has been the case under recent pontiffs.He believes that in this way the ceremony “will greatly f
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 04, 2015
Archbishop Oscar Romero ldquo is a martyr of the Church of the Second Vatican Council In killing him they wanted to hit the Church that flowed from the Second Vatican Council rdquo Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia the postulator of his cause for beatification told a press briefing in the Vatican on
Archbishop Oscar Romero murder formally recognized as "in hatred of the faith"
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 03, 2015
El Salvadoran archbishop 'was killed in hatred of the faith' on March 24, 1980
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 28, 2015
Under heavy rain Francis spoke from the heart to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford, Conn., center, wears his new pallium as he leaves in procession at the conclusion of a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis to mark the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 29.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 28, 2015
Pope Francis has decided that the public ceremony of investiture of the Pallium on Metropolitan Archbishops will henceforth take place in the prelates rsquo home dioceses and not in the Vatican as has been the case under recent pontiffs He believes that in this way the ceremony quot will greatly f
AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN. Pope Francis made time in Manila on Jan. 16 to visit with the young residents of a home for former street children.
Signs Of the Times
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 22, 2015
Beginning the second leg of his South Asian journey, Pope Francis did not mince words when he addressed government and church leaders of the Philippines on Jan. 16. A day after his triumphal arrival from Sri Lanka, he called on them to combat and eliminate “scandalous” social inequalitie