Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 26, 2020
“One thing is certain,” Pope Francis writes. “Unity is not chiefly the result of our activity, but a gift of the Holy Spirit. Yet, unity will not come about as a miracle at the very end. Rather, unity comes about in journeying.”
Faith Vatican IIGerard O’ConnellMay 24, 2020
Francis called for reflection on the encyclical in which he “sought to draw attention to the cry of the earth and of the poor.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 22, 2020
Father Nicolás “was not the kind of leader who says, ‘I am the one who knows everything.’ He really trusted in people, and he listened.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 21, 2020
The church’s mission “is the work of the Holy Spirit and not the consequence of our ideas and projects,” the pope said.
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 20, 2020
“The Holy See is following the situation closely and expresses concern about any future actions that could further compromise dialogue.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 18, 2020
Francis celebrated the centenary Mass at the altar on the tomb of St. John Paul II. And for the first time since the national lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, he celebrated in the presence of over 100 people.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Vatican task force says millions risk hunger problems during pandemic; calls for ‘creative solidarity’ to solve global problemsGerard O’ConnellMay 16, 2020
Pope Francis asked the group to ‘prepare the future’ not ‘prepare for the future.’
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 15, 2020
The pope also called on people “to embrace all those who are experiencing situations of precariousness, abandonment, marginalization and rejection as a result of Covid-19.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 13, 2020
The Holy See, the central government of the Catholic Church, is in crisis mode as it struggles to find ways to balance its budget in these turbulent times.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 12, 2020
Pope Francis also called on world leaders “to invest in health care as the primary common good.”