Investigation into Regensburg choir finds more than 500 boys were abused

More than 500 boys suffered abuse at the hands of dozens of teachers and priests at the school that trains the prestigious boys choir of the Regensburg Cathedral in Germany, said an independent investigator.
Read More

Trial begins for ex-Vatican officials accused of stealing hospital funds

Two former top Vatican hospital officials appeared before a Vatican court for a pretrial hearing on allegations of embezzlement.
Read More

Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

God proposes -- not imposes -- his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.
Read More

Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

After extensive input, discussion and the work of experts, the cardinal and bishop members of the Congregation for Saints' Causes approved in 2016 "a new pathway for beatification of those who offered their lives with explicit and recognized Christian" reasons.
Read More

Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

Because the church requires certainty regarding the conditions necessary for the validity of the sacraments, the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments offered some suggestions so that bishops can continue to "watch over the quality of the bread and wine" as well as "those who prepare these materials."
Read More

Pope praises late-Cardinal Meisner’s faithful, fearless dedication

Cardinal Meisner was one of four cardinals who formally asked Pope Francis to clarify his teaching on Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried. The 83-year-old cardinal died unexpectedly in his sleep July 5 while on vacation in southern Germany.
Read More

Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Pope Francis called for respecting the wishes of a terminally ill child's parents to accompany and care for their child "until the end."
Read More

Serve God, humanity just like Jesus did, pope tells new cardinals

Cardinals are not called to be "princes" of the church, but to serve the people of God and tackle the sins of the world, Pope Francis told five new cardinals.
Read More

In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to a half-million dollars to help two church-run hospitals, a teacher training center and farming projects for families as a way to show the people there his solidarity and support.
Read More

Vatican releases online questionnaire for youth

To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world.
Read More

God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says

God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring hope and joy, Pope Francis said.
Read More

Devil, not invaders, biggest enemy at hand, pope tells Swiss Guard

Be ready with the spiritual weapon of faith because the biggest battle facing the Swiss Guard today is fighting the devil and worldly vices, Pope Francis told the guard’s members.
Read More
1 8 9 10 11 12