Swiss Guards receive formation in security, faith

VATICAN CITY -- Tasked with protecting the pope even at the cost of their own lives, members of the Swiss Guard are not just highly trained specialists in security and ceremonial detail, they also receive extensive spiritual formation, the guard's chaplain said.

    Vatican bank reports profit of 38 million euros in 2019

    VATICAN CITY -- The Institute for the Works of Religion, often referred to as the Vatican bank, made a profit of 38 million euros (about $42.9 million) in 2019, more than twice the profit reported in the previous year, according to its annual report.

      Vatican arrests broker involved in London property deal

      VATICAN CITY -- Vatican authorities arrested and took into custody an Italian broker who was involved in the Vatican Secretariat of State's majority stake purchase of a property in London's posh Chelsea district.

        Christian unity still a work in progress

        Ray Temmerman’s been a committed Catholic all his life. He’s a former president of the National Council of Development and Peace. He’s taken time out from his career in automotive technology and human resources to study theology at the University of Winnipeg, earning a Masters in Sacred Theology.

        • By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

          God's Word on Sunday: Here’s an opportunity to awaken to God

          Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 14 (Year A) Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16; Psalm 147; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-59

          Remembering is the key to spiritual and psychological growth. It unlocks the meaning of our experiences and gives us the gift of self-knowledge.

            Mary Marrocco: Searching for the source of our hunger

            What did Jesus mean by “this is My body”? 

              Pope Francis issues new Vatican contract laws to prevent corruption

              VATICAN CITY -- To prevent fraud and corruption, uphold Catholic principles and save money, Pope Francis has issued a new set of laws covering contracts for the purchase of goods, property and services for both the Roman Curia and Vatican City State offices.

              • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

                Fr. Yaw Acheampong: Pentecost has timely message of hope

                Our spiritual journey in Easter comes to an end with the celebration of Pentecost Sunday (May 31). Just as most Canadians celebrated the Solemnity of the Resurrection in the absence of our parish communities, most of us are also going to celebrate Pentecost without gathering face-to-face as a community.

                  God's Word on Sunday: Bible offers defining moments with God

                  Most Holy Trinity, June 7 (Year A) Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9; Daniel 3; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18

                  How can mere humans understand and describe the infinite God? Many have tried, but any definition of God that could be contained in a doctrine, concept or physical form is not God.

                    Vatican official says anti-religious bias was evident during lockdown

                    VIENNA -- As people spent more time online during the coronavirus lockdown, negative remarks and even the incitement of hatred based on national, cultural or religious identity increased, a Vatican representative said.

                    • By Catholic News Service

                      Vatican Museums, archive, library prepare to reopen

                      VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican Museums, Vatican Apostolic Archives and Vatican Library will reopen June 1, almost three months after being closed as part of the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

                      • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service