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  • By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After having difficulty breathing, Pope Francis went to Rome’s Gemelli hospital March 29 where he was diagnosed with a respiratory infection that will be treated in the hospital for several days, the Vatican press office said. In the past few days, the statement said, “Pope Francis complained of […]
  • By Joe Bollig KANSAS CITY, Kan. (OSV News) — In the film “Bruce Almighty,” a desperate Bruce Nolan (comedian Jim Carrey) calls out to God as he drives through the night. “OK, God, you want me to talk to you? Talk back,” he says. “Tell me what’s going on. What should I do? Give me […]
  • By David Agren MEXICO CITY (OSV News) — Imprisoned Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez appeared unexpectedly on Nicaraguan television March 24, more than six weeks after refusing to be exiled from his country, opting instead to face his sentence of 26 years behind bars. Pale, gaunt and dressed in blue, Bishop Álvarez was reunited with his […]
  • By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has updated the procedures for investigating allegations of sexual abuse or the cover up of abuse, specifying that the leaders of Vatican-recognized international Catholic lay associations and movements have the same responsibilities over their members that a bishop has over the priests of his diocese. The […]
  • By Kurt Jensen (OSV News) — For Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, the greeting “Buen Camino!” (“Good path!”) is much more than friendly encouragement for a lengthy hike. He found it also was sustenance for his soul on his pilgrimages along the El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James), the ancient […]
  • By Andrew Petiprin In recent years, the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has enjoyed international success while frequently offering traditional Christian songs to a mass audience. Blind since the age of 12 and experiencing significant success as a singer while only in his30s, Bocelli has known hardship in his life, but his art and faith are […]

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  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA / null Rome Newsroom, Mar 30, 2023 / 07:30 am (CNA). Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Thursday he strongly disagrees with a critique of the Vatican’s safeguarding commission by abuse expert and recently resigned member Father Hans Zollner.In a new statement March 30, O’Malley, who heads the commission, […]
  • Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on March 8, 2023. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA Rome, Italy, Mar 30, 2023 / 04:47 am (CNA). Pope Francis will continue to receive treatment after being hospitalized for a respiratory infection on Wednesday, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday.“His Holiness Pope Francis rested well overnight. The clinical picture is progressively improving […]
  • Pope Francis started his Canada trip by visiting the cemetery and chapel of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Maskwacis, Alberta, on July 25, 2022. / Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Mar 30, 2023 / 04:03 am (CNA). Two Vatican departments issued a joint statement Thursday on the “doctrine of discovery” and the dignity and rights […]
  • Funeral of Fathers Javier Campos Morales, SJ, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, SJ, in June 2022. / Credit: Society of Jesus Mexico ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 29, 2023 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Forensic experts have identified a body found shot to death March 22 in Sinaloa state, Mexico, as that of José Noriel Portillo, alias […]
  • Pope Francis enters the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall in a wheelchair on May 5, 2022. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Vatican City, Mar 29, 2023 / 15:30 pm (CNA). Pope Francis will be hospitalized for “some days” after being diagnosed with a respiratory infection, the Vatican said Wednesday.The 86-year-old Francis, who has spent most of his 10 […]
  • Wisconsin Family Action was attacked with two Molotov cocktails in May 2022. / YouTube/ Boston, Mass., Mar 29, 2023 / 15:00 pm (CNA). A Wisconsin man was arrested and charged with violating federal law in connection with the May 2022 firebombing of a pro-life organization’s Madison office. The case was solved thanks to DNA evidence […]

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