Latest in: Vatican

  • Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals on June 29

      Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will create 14 new cardinals in June coming from all over the world, including Iraq, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Peru, Japan, Madagascar, and several Vatican officials. Eleven of those new cardinals are under 80, meaning they’re eligible to participate in an eventual conclave to...
  • Part Two: Hildegard of Bingen

    Part Two: Hildegard of Bingen shows Philippa “the liberating power of Christianity for women” St Hildegard also taught Dr Martyr about the joy and service of being an unmarried woman consecrated to God. “Hildegard is and should be a Catholic feminist icon – but only if we can recapture...
  • Part One: Hildegard of Bingen

    Part One: Hildegard of Bingen shows Philippa “the liberating power of Christianity for women” She forcefully corrected the Emperor, prolifically composed celebrated music and founded scientific natural history in Germany. How can this shining light and Saint from the ‘dark ages’ be so little known and appreciated by Roman Catholics?...
  • World Communications Day 2018

    Message from His Holiness Pope Francis For World Communications Day celebrated on 14 May 2018.   “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience...
  • Pope Francis sends video message to forum on ‘modern-day slavery’

      Pope Francis has called for concerted effort on the part of all actors of society to address the root causes of human trafficking – which he describes as a crime against humanity – and to promote integral human development in building a renewed society based on freedom, justice...
  • Pope calls dicastery to promote reflection on role of women

      Pope Francis has updated the statutes of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, adding among other things a specific reference to the office’s responsibility for promoting a deeper reflection on the role of women in the Church and society. “The dicastery works to deepen the reflection...
  • America magazine’s survey on Women in the Church

    By Bishop Robert Barron Last month, America magazine published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the Church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like, in this article, to offer a fuller response to their findings. One of the most disturbing conclusions...
  • Australian Catholic Bishops call on governments to tackle climate change

    AUSTRALIAN bishops joined more than 170 faith leaders from across the Commonwealth calling on governments to turn “words into action” on climate change. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, vice-president Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, on behalf of the Australian bishops was one of dozens of signatories of a letter that states...
  • Cardinal Tagle: Don’t raise up walls, we all have migrant blood

    Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of Catholic aid agencies, is launching a “Week of Global Action” as part of its Share the Journey campaign “to make a positive difference to everyone with experience of migration.” The Share the Journey campaign, which began last September, is inspired by Pope Francis’ call to...
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