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The phrase “the calling of the twelve” took a whole new meaning this past weekend when Pope Benedict XVI connected with 12 astronauts on the International Space Station. Catholic News Service takes a look at the conversation. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
Credit card bill due on Monday? No problem, the world’s going to end on Saturday! At least that’s according to some people. In this week’s Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Rome correspondent Carol Glatz and Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis look at what the Church has to say about the end of the world. To ...read more
The Vatican released a document today calling on bishops’ conferences around the world to implement “clear and coordinated procedures” for dealing with clergy sex abuse. Catholic News Service’s Rome correspondent Carol Glatz reports the bishops have one year to adopt the measures. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
A couple of years ago, New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan commented that there isn’t a crisis in priestly vocations, but a crisis in marriage. If we work to create stability in marriage and the family, then vocations will naturally flow from that. Families fostering vocations to the religious and priestly life is one of the ...read more
New norms were issued today by the Holy See for Catholics who want Mass celebrated in the Tridentine rite, while Amnesty International is criticizing the Vatican on human rights. Catholic News Service’s Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis has the details.   To download Flash Player please click here   ...read more
A report from a Vatican-sponsored working group is examining the environmental issues of greenhouse gas emissions, reforestation, air pollution, and global warming. In this week’s Vatican Report, Catholic News Service’s Rome correspondent Cindy Wooden and Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis discuss the Pontifical Science Academy’s findings, and how it relates to what the Church teaches. ...read more
Earlier this week we told you about the meeting between Vatican officials and bloggers. Catholic News Service’s Rome correspondent Carol Glatz was in attendance, and joins Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis to discuss the meeting in this week’s CNS Vatican Report. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
Members of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences have met in Rome to discuss recent sociological findings concerning religious freedom and the modern world. Catholic News Service’s Carol Glatz has the details. To download Flash Player please click here Pope Benedict also addressed the Academy during their meeting. He expressed his thanks to them for ...read more
On April 19th, 2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI. Catholic News Service’s Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis reflects on the Holy Father’s six year pontificate. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
A Vatican commission released a message on Thursday to the church in China, urging the faithful to stay strong in their faith and criticizing illicit ordinations. Catholic News Service’s Rome correspondent Carol Glatz has more.   To download Flash Player please click here   ...read more