Pope Benedict XVI

ST. BONAVENTURE

Today, July 15, marks the feast day of St. Bonaventure, who is called “The Seraphic Doctor” of the Church. St. Bonaventure is known for his …

Theology

After World War I, Church changed mission approach, pope’s top deputy says

ROME — World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the …

Christianity

ST. HENRY II

On July 13, the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of St. Henry II, a German king who led and defended Europe's Holy Roman Empire at the beginning …

Christianity

10 Herbal remedies for body and soul from a 12th-century mystic

St. Hildegard von Bingen was a 12th-century botanist whose wisdom is still helpful today.<p>St. Hildegard (1098-1179) was declared a Doctor of the …

Pope Benedict XVI

Traditionalist society elects new superior general

Seminarians relax at the Society of St. Pius X seminary in Econe, Switzerland, in this May 10, 2012, file photo. The traditionalist society is not in …

Christianity

ST. BENEDICT

On July 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the sixth-century abbot who gave Christian monasticism its lasting …

Christianity

OBSCURA Frontman Learned Piano From Pope Benedict XVI's Brother

<b>Obscura</b> guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer is clearly a talented guy who knows his way around his music theory. Kummerer tells Ultimate Guitar …

Guitar

New Mexico bishop made coadjutor of San Jose

Vatican City, Jul 11, 2018 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Wednesday Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las …

Christianity

Making Some Noise for God

From the very first time he appeared on the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square, in Rome, in 2013, Pope Francis has sought to demystify the papacy …

Christianity

Pope Francis sets two teenagers on path to canonisation

Decree recognises heroic virtues of Alexia González-Barros, 14, and Carlo Acutis, 15<p>Pope Francis has issued decrees advancing the Causes of four …

Pope Francis

Exhibition Galleries: The Anna Wintour Costume Center—The Vatican Collection

Just as fashion can serve as a mirror to our times, liturgical vestments reflect historical developments within the Roman Catholic Church, both …

Anna Wintour

Jude Law Returns for The New Pope: What Should His Role Be in the Follow Up to 2017’s Best TV Show?

<i>Samuel Brace on Jude Law’s role in The New Pope…</i><p><i>“It’s all I think about. I even dream about it.”</i> – Pope Pius XIII<p>Alleluia! News broke this week that …

Young Pope

Cardinal Tauran, who sought to improve the Vatican's relations with the Muslim world, dies at 75

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase “habemus papam (we have a pope),” has died.<p>The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He had been in the United States, …

Christianity

Vatican diplomat who helped heal wounds with Islam dies

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - French cardinal and former Vatican foreign minister Jean-Louis Tauran, who helped improve ties between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world, has died aged 75, the Vatican said on Friday.<p>Tauran served as the Vatican's foreign minister from 1991 to 2003 and in 2007 …

World News

Writing Jokes for the Simpsons

Mike Reiss, writer for “The Simpsons” from its first day to the present,<p>will give the lowdown on the show, which, in its 30th season, is …

Jokes

Pope’s condolence at the death of Cardinal Tauran

“<b>Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran</b>, whom I entrust to God's mercy, has profoundly marked the life of the universal Church,” Pope Francis wrote in the …

Christianity

Pope taps first lay person as head of a Vatican department

ROME – Pope Francis has named a layman to head the Vatican’s troubled communications office, the first layman to head a dicastery of the Roman …

Pope Francis

The Vatican gets its first ever lay communications officer

Pope Francis has appointed an Italian television journalist as the Vatican's first ever lay communications officer, the Holy See said on Thursday.

Italy

Francis picks journalist as new communications czar, and first layperson leading Vatican office

Vatican City20180705T1125-18124-CNS-POPE-APPOINTMENT-COMMUNICATION c.jpg Paolo Ruffini, pictured in an undated photo (CNS/courtesy TV2000)Pope …

Christianity

Pope Francis shoutout to March for Life: 'Every Life is a Gift'

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2015 / 09:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As massive crowds of pro-life advocates gathered for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., …

Pope Francis

ST. THOMAS, APOSTLE

On July 3, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle. Best known for his initial unwillingness to believe the other apostles in …

Christianity

Pope Benedict says encounter with Jesus is the answer to world’s challenges

Vatican City, Dec 21, 2007 / 09:58 am (CNA).-<p>Every year the Pope holds a “Christmas party” of sorts with the various offices that help him run the …

Christianity

Pope Francis and New Cardinals Visit Benedict XVI

Few can forget the images of the newly elected Pope Francis boarding the bus to return to his room with the Cardinals who had just elected him …

Pope Francis

Pope, making new cardinals, hears Iraqi tell of martyrs

next<p>prev<p>Pope Francis on Thursday gave the church 14 new cardinals, exhorting them to resist temptations toward vanity and to stay on mission, which he specified means serving the needy instead of pursuing their own interests.<p>In his homily, Francis told the new cardinals to avoid the "quest of …

World News

14 new cardinals appointed at the Vatican by Pope Francis

Pope Francis created 14 new cardinals Thursday at a ceremony at the Vatican.<p>Francis said these new cardinals, who hail from 11 countries including …

Pope Francis

Pope creating 14 new cardinals on June 28

<b>By Robin Gomes</b><p>Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinal from 11 countries during the Ordinary Public Consistory in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica …

Christianity

Pizza Ebraica

This cookie is found only in Rome's Jewish quarter.<p>Rome’s Jewish quarter isn’t perfumed by the aromas of savory pizza dough. Rather, caramelizing …

Italy

Pope picked fellow ‘street priest’ when he named his almoner a cardinal

ROME — Realizing he could no longer minister directly to poor people as he used to in Buenos Aires, a newly elected Pope Francis found another secret …

Buenos Aires

ST. PAULINUS OF NOLA

On June 22, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Paulinus of Nola, who gave up his life in politics to become a monk, a bishop, and a revered …

Christianity

Pope Francis brings North, South Koreans together in Geneva

GENEVA — While the purpose of Pope Francis’s trip to Geneva on Thursday was spiritual diplomacy, he also engaged in a bit of global peacemaking when …

North Korea