Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for March 20, 2018

  • Pope Francis visits Saint Padre Pio's birth place, Pietrelcina, Italy
  • Pope ordains three new bishops
  • Pope meets with young people in preparation for October's Synod of Bishops
  • Vatican releases statistics of Pope Francis' pontificate

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for March 16, 2018

  • New biography of Saint Francis of Assisi released on the 5th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis
  • Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Bishop James Conley joint statement welcoming re-introduction of First Amendment Defense Act
  • Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passed away at 76
  • St. Joseph's/Candler health system, Georgia Southern University and the U.S. Department of Defense's Innovative Readiness Training program teaming up
  • Pubs in Ireland open and serving alcohol on Good Friday for the first time in 91 years

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for March 9, 2018

  • Pope Francis signed decrees for the causes of 13 men and women, among them, Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero
  • Pope's weekly general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall
  • Vatican has announced Pope Francis has asked that the Way of the Cross meditations at the Coliseum in Rome be written by a group of students
  • Vatican is hosting a conference for students, developers and entrepreneurs from around the world that aims to find high-tech solutions for complex global issues
  • Theme for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region is "The Amazon: New paths for the church and for an integral ecology"

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for March 6, 2018

  • Pope Francis decrees Catholics will mark the feast of "the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church" on the Monday after Pentecost each year
  • Pope holds private audience with Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
  • The Holy Father will visit Geneva in June
  • Vatican taking look at ways to end loneliness, helping people as they age
  • Melbourne, Australia hearing to determine if Cardinal George Pell would stand trial on decades-old charges of sexual abuse
  • Pope Francis meets members of Italy's national association of nursing professionals

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for March 2, 2018

  • Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith releases document on Christian salvation
  • Doors to the church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem have been re-opened
  • New ambassador to the Holy See from Nicaragua
  • World Meeting of Families preliminary program for the Pastoral Congress
  • Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 27, 2018

  • Pope Francis visits Roman parish
  • Colosseum lit red as a reminder and prayer for persecuted Christians
  • After Sunday Angelus, pope calls for end to war in Syria
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem closed
  • Rare Roman snowstorm, bringing the city to a standstill

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 23, 2018

  • Pope Francis has released his annual message for local celebrations of World Youth Day
  • Reaction to the death of iconic preacher Rev. Billy Graham
  • February 23rd is the day that Pope Francis declared a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace
  • Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta emergency gallbladder
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" 

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 21, 2018

  • Synod of Bishops with youth theme in October
  • Pope Francis names nine new members to Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
  • New ambassador of Korea to the Holy See
  • USSCB announce National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 16, 2018

  • Pope Francis began Ash Wednesday at Benedictines' Monastery of St. Anselm, then made traditional procession to Basilica of Santa Sabina for Mass
  • After South Florida tragedy, Archbishop Thomas Wenski urges community "to support one another in this time of grief"
  • Pope Francis tells Cholean Jesuits he tries not to think of opposition as resistance
  • USCCB asking Catholics to join with Pope Francis for day of prayer and fasting for peace
  • World Meeting of Families Dublin bringing couples together on Valentine's Day

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 13, 2018

  • After Angelus prayer, Pope Francis announces registration for World Youth Day in Panama is open
  • Anscombe Centre for Bioethics warns Scottish government about proposed changes to gender recognition law
  • Pope Francis meets with Italian young people, adults and migrants rescued from human traffickers
  • Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonnin of Beauvais, France recognizes miraculous cure of a pilgrim to Lourdes

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 9, 2018

  • Pope Francis highlights World Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking at weekly general audience
  • Retired Pope Benedict XVI writes he is on a pilgrimage toward home
  • Two Mexican priests gunned down after Candlemas celebrations
  • Pope releases message to help Catholics prepare for Lent
  • President Donald Trump speaks at National Prayer Breakfast

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 6, 2018

  • Pope Francis discusses Middle East peace and Jerusalme with the president of Turkey
  • Pope marks Italy's Pro-Life Sunday and calls for a day of prayer and fasting for peace during Angelus prayer 
  • World Youth Day 2019 Panama will highlight themes from Laudato Si and Latin American Church
  • Ash Wednesday collection for Church in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Archdiocese of Portland Encuentro gathering



Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 13, 2017

  • Pope Francis talks about World Mission Month and Month of the Rosary at weekly audience
  • Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, California is asking for prayers as wildfires devastated a vast portion of North California's wine country and forced 20,000 people to evacuate
  • At Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass of thanksgiving marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Congregation for Eastern Churches
  • Vatican event marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis spoke out strongly against the death penalty, calling for it to be abolished.
  • Pope Francis’ @Pontifex Twitter accounts reached more than 40 million followers