UCAN Philippines Catholic Church News
Happy Easter to all

News tagged with "vatican"

Pope to wash feet of disabled people on Holy Thursday

Pope to wash feet of disabled people on Holy Thursday thumbnail

On Holy Thursday Pope Francis is to celebrate the “In Coena Domini” mass at the St Mary of Providence Center of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome, where he will wash the feet of 12 disabled residents. Last year the Pope visited the Casal del Marmo juvenile detention centre – not far from the Don Carlo [...]


Where does the buck stop in the Church?

Where does the buck stop in the Church? thumbnail

You could be forgiven for not knowing where the buck stops in the Catholic Church these days. In any society, organization or Church community, it is important to know who is ultimately responsible in decision making; otherwise, chaos or worse would prevail. In an unprecedented (for a cardinal) cross examination in court last week, Cardinal [...]


Pope approves reforms for scandal-hit Vatican bank

Pope approves reforms for scandal-hit Vatican bank thumbnail

Pope Francis has approved a new direction for the scandal-ridden Vatican bank as it seeks to improve transparency and compliance with international guidelines, the Vatican said Monday. The bank, known as the Institute for Religious Works, was founded in 1942 to manage funds for Roman Catholic institutions, Vatican employees and clergy but has been plagued [...]


Lying at the Pope’s expense

Lying at the Pope’s expense thumbnail

There are two ways of reading the meeting of Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama at the Vatican. The first is to read it as it actually happened, and that is what the terse communiqué from the Holy See did. The second is to read it from one’s bias, and that is what Obama [...]


Pope calls on couples to work hard at their marriage

Pope calls on couples to work hard at their marriage thumbnail

Pope Francis stressed the importance of marriage between a man and a woman at his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday (April 2), saying the two were united in “one flesh” as “icons of God’s love.” “When a man and a woman celebrate the sacrament of marriage, God is reflected in them,” the pontiff [...]


Abuse scandal has cost US Church $2.74 billion since 2004

Abuse scandal has cost US Church $2.74 billion since 2004 thumbnail

The clerical abuse scandal cost American dioceses $108,954,109 in 2013, according to a report released on March 28 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Only 62% of those funds were allotted to settlements ($61.1 million) and therapy for abuse victims ($6.1 million). The remaining funds were spent on attorneys’ fees ($28.9 million), [...]


Dual papal canonizations to be a ‘no-frills’ event

Dual papal canonizations to be a ‘no-frills’ event thumbnail

A simple prayer vigil in various churches across Rome the night before the big day, hundreds of thousands of faithful and the possible – though as yet uncertain – presence of the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This is what the Vatican has in store for the double canonization ceremony that will make John XXIII and [...]


Vatican turns to social media for double Pope sainthood ceremony

Vatican turns to social media for double Pope sainthood ceremony thumbnail

The Vatican is turning to social media to reach out to the millions of pilgrims expected to attend the first double canonization in the history of the Catholic Church. Rome city officials expect up to five million people to attend the ceremony officially making John Paul II, who led the Catholic Church from 1978-2005, and [...]


Bless me Father: Pope makes surprise visit to confession

Bless me Father: Pope makes surprise visit to confession thumbnail

Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service. After an examination of conscience March 28, the pope and 61 priests moved into confessionals or to chairs set up against the walls to offer the sacrament to individual penitents. However, as Msgr. Guido [...]


Pope, Obama have much in common

Pope, Obama have much in common thumbnail

When Pope Francis and President Obama meet at the Vatican on Thursday, everybody from political heavyweights in Washington to Catholics in the pews will be closely watching. What will a spiritual rock star riding a wave of global enthusiasm and a beleaguered second-term president facing a divided Congress talk about behind closed doors? A Catholic [...]


New budget cuts create fear among some Vatican officials

New budget cuts create fear among some Vatican officials thumbnail

‘What’s the mood like? It’s one of real fear,” said a Vatican official speaking about plans drawn up by the Holy See to cut staff. On February 13, Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a letter to all Vatican department heads, notifying them of an immediate end to new hires, wage increases and [...]


Vatican to make thousands of rare manuscripts available to public

Vatican to make thousands of rare manuscripts available to public thumbnail

Thousands of rare manuscripts until now accessible only to scholars at the Vatican will go online over the next four years, thanks to help from a Japanese information technology company. Officials of NTT DATA Corporation and the Vatican Library announced their joint project at a news conference on Thursday. The library, founded by Pope Nicholas [...]


Next Page »

stay in touch
Subscribe to UCAN Philippines
Free newsletter here
Invite a Friend
top stories
  1. about us - 15 emails
  2. Who is a Roman Catholic? - 10 emails
  3. Creation not man’s property, pope says as Advent begins - 7 emails
  4. Pacquiao plans ‘preaching session’ after fight - 7 emails
  5. Bishop accused of diverting millions - 7 emails
  6. Priest backs Filipina’s bid in ‘American Idol’ - 6 emails
  7. Tagle says Church needs to be rescued from self-interest - 6 emails
  8. ‘Weeping’ Mary draws hundreds to Windsor residence - 5 emails
  9. Porn documentary to show at World Youth Day - 5 emails
  10. Exorcism is God’s gift ‘to help us believe’ - 5 emails
  1. Philippine bishop calls for Holy Week ceasefire
  2. A funny thing about being a priest
  3. Philippine troops in new clashes with Abu Sayyaf
  4. Examining the holiness of Holy Week
  5. Abu Sayyaf clashes in Mindanao leave 18 soldiers injured
  6. Philippine tribe gets ancestral land back
  7. A call for compassion on marriage and the Eucharist
  8. Outcry over Myanmar journalist's imprisonment
  9. Film and the politics of faith: “Son of God,” Pope Francis and the conservative Catholic Church
  10. Philippines typhoon survivors 'criminally neglected'
  1. Examining the holiness of Holy Week
  2. Philippine bishop calls for Holy Week ceasefire
  3. Philippine tribe gets ancestral land back
  4. Philippine troops in new clashes with Abu Sayyaf
  5. ‘Farmers Barred from Promised Land’
  6. Film and the politics of faith: “Son of God,” Pope Francis and the conservative Catholic Church
  7. A call for compassion on marriage and the Eucharist
  8. A funny thing about being a priest
  9. Outcry over Myanmar journalist’s imprisonment
  10. Abu Sayyaf clashes in Mindanao leave 18 soldiers injured
  1. On September 20, speaking to a gathering of gynecologists, Pope Francis said: "E...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:05:00
  2. Here is what Pope Benedict said to the bishops of Switzerland on November 9, 200...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:02:00
  3. stop RHbill for Gods sake!!!...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:03:00
  4. a woman who agree this RH bill has no heart. God forgive her she do'nt know what...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:02:00
  5. It is very hard to trust a muslim. They worship a false god and will break the ...
    Said on 2013-07-17 12:23:00
  6. Assuredly, thus said the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL to Roman Christian Catholic B...
    Said Angel Santie on 2013-06-28 19:39:00
  7. God let man or as we say permit man to create this way of comunication, why we w...
    Said joy on 2013-06-26 20:46:00
  8. Pray for the victims of clergy sexual abuse....
    Said on 2013-06-06 08:01:00
  9. 'Activist priest Robert Reyes is in the minority among the clergy when it comes ...
    Said on 2013-04-24 15:04:00
  10. 90-year-old Fr Emmanuel Non SJ had a letter in last Monday's Philippine Daily In...
    Said on 2013-04-18 10:41:00
UCAN India Books Online
;