Pope Francis - Latest News
Sep 18, 2018 - 08:30 am .- In a new apostolic constitution, Pope Francis has reformed the Synod of Bishops and created a mechanism for the assembly’s final document to be included in official Church teaching.
Sep 15, 2018 - 06:21 am .- In Sicily Saturday, Pope Francis said the wounds of the Church and the world are the wounds of Christ, and they must be touched and seen.
Sep 14, 2018 - 10:05 am .- Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits during his visit to Dublin last month that elitism and clericalism in the Church are a cause of the abuse scandals in places like the United States and Ireland.
Sep 13, 2018 - 10:10 am .- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has called a Sept. 13 meeting between Pope Francis and leaders from the Church in United States “lengthy and fruitful.”
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:12 am .- Attachment to sin and vice is a form of interior slavery which inhibit the ability to love, but true freedom is always found in God’s mercy, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Sep 11, 2018 - 05:19 pm .- The Archbishop of Washington told priests Tuesday that he intends to meet with Pope Francis soon to discuss his resignation from office.
Sep 11, 2018 - 12:33 pm .- The director of the Vatican’s press office has confirmed that Pope Francis will meet with the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Thursday, along with the conference’s vice-president, general secretary, and the president of the pope’s commission on child protection. The meeting is expected to address the clerical sexual abuse crisis that has roiled the Church in the U.S. for several months.
Sep 11, 2018 - 12:15 pm .- It has been more than two weeks since Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released his 11-page testimony about the McCarrick scandal. Rome is expected to make "necessary clarifications” in the coming days, but ahead of those clarifications, efforts have been made to substantiate some of  claims made by Viganò about how McCarrick’s case developed and what was done, or not done, to address allegations made against him.
Sep 10, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- The U.S. State Department announced today Monday it will close the Palestinian Liberation Organization office in Washington because it says Palestine has failed to take “steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.”
Sep 9, 2018 - 05:43 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that Jesus teaches when doing good deeds, they should be performed discretely and without trying to draw attention to one’s self.
Sep 7, 2018 - 04:14 am .- God needs Christians to be his hands and feet on earth, and to speak out about injustice wherever it happens, especially when hidden by silence, the pope said in an interview published Friday.
Sep 3, 2018 - 07:00 am .- On its face, the arc of Archbishop Viganò’s story is straightforward.
Sep 3, 2018 - 05:15 am .- Pope Francis said Monday that to division and scandal the answer should be silence and prayer; and asked the Lord for the grace to discern when it is better to speak or to remain quiet.
Sep 2, 2018 - 06:28 am .- Catholics should listen to the scripture readings at Mass with an open heart, so that the Word of God can take root in their lives and bear good fruit, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Sep 1, 2018 - 06:44 pm .- The former nuncio to the US wrote Thursday his account of Pope Francis’ 2015 meeting with Kim Davis, a county clerk who had refused out of conscience to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Aug 31, 2018 - 04:52 pm .- One day after issuing a statement denouncing what he called the 'defiance' of Pope Francis by “so-called conservative Catholics”, the president of Ave Maria University revised that statement and issued a letter explaining his intent.
Aug 31, 2018 - 10:50 am .- In comments on the testimony of a former nuncio to the United States alleging sex abuse cover-up by the pope and several other bishops, the Vatican Secretary of State expressed hope that truth and justice would prevail, but said the situation was not concerning to him.  
Aug 30, 2018 - 01:21 pm .- A group of lay Catholic women have written an open letter to Pope Francis, demanding that he answer the questions raised by the recent allegations in the letter from former U.S. nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.
Aug 30, 2018 - 11:50 am .- Since Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler first responded Saturday to the former US nuncio's testimony which alleged sex abuse cover-up by the pope and several other prelates, several other US prelates have joined him with statements and planned Masses of reparation.
Aug 28, 2018 - 06:15 pm .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a statement responding to accusations that he had curtailed an investigation in 2014 into the sexual misconduct of Archbishop John C. Nienstedt.