Carol Glatz, America Magazine

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Recent articles by Carol:

West Virginia bishop meets Vatican official to discuss predecessor’s amends

Bishop Brennan was one of nearly 40 bishops in Rome for a regularly scheduled series of meetings with the pope → Read More

Pope Francis: More must be done to include women in church bodies

The role of women must be more than just "functional," the pope said. → Read More

Economy lacking ethics leads to ‘throwaway’ culture, Pope Francis tells Council for Inclusive Capitalism

"An economic system that is fair, trustworthy and capable of addressing the most profound challenges facing humanity and our planet is urgently needed," he said in a speech addressed to members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism during an audience at the Vatican Nov. 11. → Read More

Pope Francis prays for eventual visit to South Sudan and for peace in Bolivia

"The South Sudanese people have suffered too much these past years and are awaiting—with great hope—a better future, especially the permanent end of conflicts and a long-lasting peace," Pope Francis said. → Read More

Pope Francis says success in protecting ozone layer offers lessons for the future

The pope's message was addressed to those attending a meeting of state parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. → Read More

Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders sign declaration against euthanasia

Representatives from the Catholic and Orthodox churches and the Muslim and Jewish faiths signed a joint declaration at the Vatican reaffirming each religion's clear opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. → Read More

Pope Francis: Church can resolve conflicts with the help of the Holy Spirit

The church resolves conflicts and discerns God's will by patiently listening, discussing and deciding under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said. → Read More

U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a "referendum" on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people there, U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston said. → Read More

Pope Francis: The Christian battle is against evil, not people

When Catholics attack other members of the church, they are hurting Christ, Pope Francis said. → Read More

U.S. officials seek greater cooperation with Vatican on religious freedom

Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human trafficking are three major issues the Vatican and the U.S. administration agree on and on which they will continue to coordinate efforts, panelists said at a joint symposium. → Read More

Pope Francis to journalists: Help unmask fake and destructive news

In meeting with members of the Italian Catholic Union of the Press on September 23, 2019, Pope Francis urged the journalists not just to report events, but to report them truthfully. → Read More

Pope Francis promotes integral ecology to combat ‘culture of waste’

Integral ecology requires a cultural and spiritual conversion built on a "culture of encounter." → Read More

Pope Francis calls for global alliance to better educate young people

The pope launched the new initiative, called the Global Compact on Education, for the future of new generations with a video and written message released by the Vatican Sept. 12. → Read More

On 9/11, Pope Francis greets Muslim leaders and Vatican officials promoting world peace

"The date was chosen as a sign of the will to build life and fraternity where others sowed death and destruction," said a communique by the Vatican press office Sept. 11. → Read More

Cardinal Etchegaray, key papal envoy of St. John Paul II, dies at 96

Pope Francis, who was visiting Mozambique Sept. 4, expressed his sorrow after hearing the news of the cardinal's death. → Read More

On atomic bomb anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

The bishops of Japan are renewing calls and prayers to build peace by abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide and promoting integral human development. → Read More

Forensic experts to study ‘thousands of bones’ found in Vatican ossuaries

Alessandro Gisotti, outgoing interim director of the Vatican press office, said the investigation, led by a Vatican-appointed specialist in forensic medicine, was being carried out according to internationally recognized protocols. → Read More

Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

After all previously stocked items are gone, no more single-use plastic will be sold. → Read More

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause for first African-American diocesan priest in the U.S.

Pope Francis has signed decrees which would advance the sainthood causes of women martyrs of the Spanish Civil War and of the first African-American diocesan priest in the United States, Father Augustus Tolton. → Read More

Pope Francis says he wants to visit Iraq in 2020

Pope Francis has expressed a wish to visit Iraq in 2020. In discussing the turmoil in the Middle East, he condemned the hypocrisy of those who "talk peace" but foment war with arms sales and neglect to ameliorate the suffering of innocent people. → Read More