Vatican reports $78 million deficit, also releases APSA report

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican reported the Roman Curia had a $78 million deficit in 2020, and on the same day, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, which administers Vatican properties and investments, made a summary of its annual budget public for the first time.

God's Word on Sunday: Are we ready to meet our faith challenge?

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 1 (Year B) Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15, 31a; Psalm 78; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35

The story of the journey of the Israelites through the wilderness is not pretty or inspiring.

  • By Fr. Scott Lewis, S.J

Fr. Yaw Acheampong: Jesus leads us on path to healing

How would you describe the state of your faith in God in these challenging times?

God's Word on Sunday: God steps in at moments of great need

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 25 (Year B) 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15

God was revealed in many ways in the Scriptures. Throughout the Old Testament, God was often portrayed as the sustainer and provider.

  • By Fr. Scott Lewis, S.J

Appealing to need for unity, Pope restores limits on Latin Mass

VATICAN CITY — Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the celebration of the Mass according to the Roman Missal in use before the Second Vatican Council, overturning or severely restricting permissions St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI had given to celebrate the so-called Tridentine-rite Mass.

  • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis released from hospital, prays at Rome basilica

VATICAN CITY -- Ten days after undergoing intestinal surgery, Pope Francis was released from Rome's Gemelli hospital, the Vatican confirmed.

Pope Francis to remain in hospital 'a few more days,' Vatican says

VATICAN CITY -- Despite initial estimates of requiring a week of inpatient care, Pope Francis will continue his recovery as a patient at Rome's Gemelli hospital after undergoing colon surgery, the Vatican press office said.

Hundreds gather outside hospital to greet Pope Francis as he recovers

VATICAN CITY -- Pilgrims and well-wishers gathered at Rome's Gemelli hospital to greet Pope Francis as he made his first public appearance in a week after undergoing intestinal surgery.

God's Word on Sunday: The Good Shepherd will not let us down

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) July 18 (Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34)

Shepherds appear countless times in the Bible but often in an ambiguous or negative way.

  • By Fr. Scott Lewis, S.J

After fever subsides, Pope Francis undergoes scans that rule out infection

VATICAN CITY -- Recovering from colon surgery, Pope Francis briefly ran a fever late July 7, leading his doctors to perform a CT scan of his abdomen and chest the next morning to check for signs of infection.

  • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis announces visit to Hungary, Slovakia in September

VATICAN CITY -- Before going to the hospital for colon surgery July 4, Pope Francis told a crowd in St. Peter's Square that he would be visiting Hungary and Slovakia Sept. 12-15.

  • By Catholic News Service