Last weekend, Fine Gael, the majority Party in Ireland’s coalition government held it’s annual meeting in central Dublin. It was a time for the Party faithful to come together for two days of backslapping and encouragement, presided over by Party leader (and Irish Prime Minister), Enda Kenny. Given the events of the past few months […]
The Vatican emphasizes that Pope Francis did not intend to enter the debate over same-sex civil unions, but some say he's opened the door wider for such discussions. Featured Image: read more
Experts denounced the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child's recent report in which it suggested the Catholic Church alter its positions on fornication, contraception, homosexuality, and abortion. The report, they said, is an attack on the Catholic Church and an overreach of U.N. power.
A testament to Pope Francis’ continuing popularity, Il Mio Papa (My Pope) will offer a glossy medley of papal pronouncements and photographs, and peeks into his personal life.
VATICAN CITY — Catholic News Service was proud to have U.S. Cardinal J. Francis Stafford bless the new office of the Rome bureau, which is now just a short sprint from St. Peter’s Square. CNS has had a presence in Rome since the 1920s and the bureau’s new location, with a view of the basilica, […]
Pope Francis has certainly made a lot of the right noises when it comes to LGBT issues, most famously his “Who am I to judge?” pronouncement. But the words have fallen far short of actual policy changes. Until now. In an interview that probably had the American bishops heading for their fainting couches, the pope […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he doesn't get it on sex abuse.
Vatican: Despite helping shepherd increased interest in Catholicism and being named as a finalist to the next Nobel Peace prize, Argentine-born Pope Francis insisted in an interview that he is a “normal person.” U.S.: The head of the National Council of La Raza Latino rights group blasted U.S. Show More Summary
The following blog has been reposted from U.S. Catholic. Ever since I read that President Obama and Pope Francis will meet at the Vatican later this month, my hopes for the year have been rising. Not just for the two of them--although...Show More Summary
By Emily Antenucci VATICAN CITY — A warm sun and clear blue skies made for the perfect atmosphere at the papal audience today, where Pope Francis spoke about this first week of Lent. Posters, flags, flowers, hats and more were waved in the air as Pope Francis made his way around St. Peter’s Square in […]
VATICAN CITY — Ash Wednesday today begins the penitential season of Lent. Today and Good Friday are the two days of the year when the church requires fasting and abstinence for Catholics. Fridays during Lent are also obligatory days of abstinence from meat. Sometimes there is some confusion about what this entails so here’s what’s […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him "offensive," according to an interview published Wednesday, even as the Vatican itself is marking the anniversary of his election with commemorative stamps and coins and a DVD with never-before-seen footage of the pope.
An Italian publisher known for celebrity gossip promises respectful weekly coverage — plus a poster — of Pope Francis in Il Mio Papa (My Pope).
by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, March 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking today at a conference in Rome on human rights, Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, warned against the increasing threat of anti-Christian and “relativistic” interpretations of human rights that…
A high-ranking Vatican official condemns Uganda's antigay law. Featured Image: read more
by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent VATICAN CITY, March 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Church should create a kind of second-tier of marriage that would allow for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive the sacraments, including Holy Communion, “after a period of penance” but without repenting or…
VATICAN CITY — People visiting or living in Rome now have another jewel of nature and architecture to visit: the Pontifical Gardens in Castel Gandolfo. Pope Francis came up with the idea to open these private papal gardens to the general public, starting March 1. The papal property at Castel Gandolfo covers almost 136 acres, […]
He is just human, after all. Listen to this clip (embedded) of Pope Francis from Sunday, when he was giving a Vatican public blessing and accidentally dropped the f-bomb. The video went viral after being posted to YouTube.Speaking from a window -- in Italian -- in St. Show More Summary
This new Pope Francis is everywhere, and I just can't get enough of him. His most recent shenanigans involve "accidentally dropped the Italian equivalent of the F-bomb during his weekly blessing from the Vatican." More » The Pope Dropping The F-Bomb Is Just One More Reason Why I Want To Convert To Catholicism is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.