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Analysis: What can the Vatican sex abuse summit deliver?
. Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- At a press conference in Rome this morning, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago underscored the scope and expectations around this weeks global Vatican summit on sexual abuse. The cardinal made it clear that the three-day meeting was strictly dealing with the abuse of minors, and would not look at wider issues of clerical sexual abuse most notably the sexual abuse of adults, including seminarians.
Feb 18 10:45PM The Vatican

Canonization causes open for Italian mother, religious sister
. Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 03:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has announced the opening of canonization causes for two contemporary women, both of whom died in the 21st century. One, Enrica Onorante in Michisanti, was a lay woman and mother; the other, Mother Maria Bernardetta of the Immaculate, was a professed religious sister.
Feb 18 10:17PM The Vatican

Report: Children living in the shadow of war
. Denver, Colo., Feb 18, 2019 / 01:50 pm (CNA).- A new report commissioned by an international childrens charity has revealed that 420 million children, or nearly one in five worldwide, lived in areas affected by armed conflict and war in 2017 a twenty-year high.
Feb 18 8:50PM The Vatican

A look ahead at this week's Vatican sex abuse meeting
. Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has released the schedule, speakers, and a new website for this weeks much-anticipated sex abuse summit, which will focus on episcopal transparency and accountability for the protection of minors. The Vatican meeting Feb.
Feb 18 6:30PM The Vatican

Ahead of summit, Cupich discusses sex abuse, homosexuality, priestly formation
. Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Cardinal Blase Cupich said Monday that this weeks Vatican sex abuse summit needs to be focused on the protection of minors, underscoring that homosexuality is not a cause of sexual abuse. While it is important to recognize the fact that a high percentage of sex abuse involves male on male sex abuse, Cupich said, homosexuality itself is not a cause.
Feb 18 5:15PM The Vatican

New archbishop announced for Ukrainian archeparchy in US
. Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced on Monday that Bishop Boris Gudziak has been named as the new Archbishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia. With this appointment, Gudziak will become the metropolitan bishop of all Ukrainian Greek Catholics living in the United States.
Feb 18 5:00PM The Vatican

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of Vatican abuse summit
. Vatican City, Feb 17, 2019 / 04:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday asked for prayers for a meeting of the presidents of bishops conferences around the world, which is slated to take place later this week. During his weekly Angelus address Feb.
Feb 17 11:46AM The Vatican

Analysis: After McCarrick sex abuse verdict, money and power questions remain
. Vatican City, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The Holy See announced Saturday the conviction of Theodore McCarrick on charges of the sexual abuse of minors and adults - aggravated by the abuse of power - and solicitation in the confessional. The administrative penal process imposed a penalty of laicization.
Feb 16 5:00PM The Vatican

McCarrick laicized by Pope Francis
. Vatican City, Feb 16, 2019 / 01:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered this week the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington, and a once powerful figure in ecclesiastical, diplomatic, and political circles in the U.S.
Feb 16 8:41AM The Vatican

Pope Francis: Be not afraid of migrants
. Vatican City, Feb 15, 2019 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Friday that people need to overcome their fear of migrants and refugees, and look for the face of Christ in each immigrant arriving in their countries. The Lord speaks to us today and asks us to let Him free us from our fears, Pope Francis said in a homily Feb.
Feb 15 5:05PM The Vatican

Pope Francis: 'Inequality is disastrous for the future of humanity
. Vatican City, Feb 15, 2019 / 06:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the United Nations agricultural development agency in Rome Thursday. Few have too much and too many have little, this is the logic of today.
Feb 15 1:13PM The Vatican

Analysis: As abuse summit looms, Farrell appointed and McCarrick case lingers
. Vatican City, Feb 14, 2019 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- As Pope Francis prepares for his long-awaited Vatican summit on sexual abuse, Catholic commentators and U.S.
Feb 15 1:00AM The Vatican

Liturgy is not 'styles, recipes, trends,' pope tells Divine Worship congregation
. Vatican City, Feb 14, 2019 / 11:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The liturgy, Pope Francis said Thursday, cannot be reduced to a matter of taste, becoming the subject of ideological polarization, because it is a primary way Catholics encounter the Lord. There is a risk with the liturgy of falling into a past that no longer exists or of escaping into a presumed future, the pope told members of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Feb.
Feb 14 6:13PM The Vatican

Pope Francis names Cardinal Kevin Farrell camerlengo
. Vatican City, Feb 14, 2019 / 05:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Thursday nominated a new camerlengo, Irish-American Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, and a former bishop of Dallas. The responsibilities of camerlengo include overseeing the preparations for a papal conclave and managing the administration of the Holy See in the period between a pope's death or renunciation and the election of a new pope.
Feb 14 12:41PM The Vatican

In leaked letter to 'Mr. Maduro,' Pope Francis reiterates call for peace
. Vatican City, Feb 13, 2019 / 11:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has sent a letter to Nicolas Maduro responding to a recent invitation to mediate in the Venezuelan political crisis, according to an Italian newspaper. On Feb.
Feb 13 6:30PM The Vatican

Pope Francis approves canonization of John Henry Newman
. Vatican City, Feb 13, 2019 / 03:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Wednesday approved the canonization of Bl. John Henry Newman, a Roman Catholic cardinal, scholar, and founder of the Oratory of St.
Feb 13 10:32AM The Vatican

Pope Francis: There is no 'I' in the 'Our Father
. Vatican City, Feb 13, 2019 / 03:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that ones prayer should always be a dialogue with God with charitable consideration for others needs. There is no room for individualism in dialogue with God, Pope Francis said Feb.
Feb 13 10:17AM The Vatican

McCarrick might be 'laicized' this week. What's that?
. Denver, Colo., Feb 12, 2019 / 03:41 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Theodore McCarrick will reportedly be laicized this week, if he is found guilty of having sexually abused minors.
Feb 12 10:41PM The Vatican

Vatican's Office of General Auditor gets new statutes
. Vatican City, Feb 12, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- The Vatican's general auditor has new statutes, conferred recently by Pope Francis, that will bring financial audits of Vatican offices into greater conformity with United Nations agreements. With a Feb.
Feb 12 7:00AM The Vatican

Holy See receives Venezuelan opposition delegation
. Vatican City, Feb 11, 2019 / 12:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Secretariat of State received Monday a delegation from Venezuela affiliated with opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognized by the United States and a dozen other countries as the countrys interim president. In the meeting, the Vaticans grave concern was underlined that a just and peaceful solution be urgently sought to overcome the crisis, respecting human rights and seeking the good of all of the inhabitants of the country and avoiding bloodshed, Holy See Press Office Interim Director Alessandro Gisotti said Feb.
Feb 11 7:26PM The Vatican