CNA Staff

CNA Staff

The Catholic News Agency (CNA) Staff are a team of journalists dedicated to reporting news concerning the Catholic Church around the world. Our bureaus are located in Denver, Washington, and Rome. We have sister language agencies in Kenya, Germany, Peru, Brazil, and Italy. CNA is a service of EWTN News. You can contact us at with questions.

Articles by CNA Staff

Argentine archdiocese repudiates destruction of blasphemous art exhibition

Mar 21, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The Archdiocese of Mendoza, Argentina, repudiated the acts of violence that took place Monday afternoon against an art exhibition offensive to the Christian faith.

UPDATE: Where are Catholics allowed to eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day this Lent?

Mar 16, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Which dioceses are offering a dispensation from the requirement to abstain from meat?

Called by God from childhood, triplets from Brazil belong to the same religious order

Mar 16, 2023 / 07:57 am

María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, belong to the Franciscan Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Church in Chile says ‘no to the violence’ following arson attack by indigenous militants

Mar 15, 2023 / 16:30 pm

The statement from the Diocese of Temuco came after a March 13 fire destroyed the Sacred Heart of Jesus chapel in the Amaza sector of Chile.

Argentina: New book gives Pope Francis’ responses to issues he’s most often asked about

Feb 28, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The book reviews the almost 10 years of Francis’ pontificate based on conversations that Argentine and Italian journalists had with the pontiff.

Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua expels Italian priest from the country

Feb 17, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Father Cosimo Damiano Muratori was expelled after he called the 26 years and four months prison sentence for Bishop Rolando Álvarez a “historic action.”

Archbishop: Bolivia AG ‘wants to intimidate us’ by having bishops testify about coup d’etat

Feb 16, 2023 / 11:30 am

Bolivia’s attorney general’s office has requested that 10 bishops testify regarding their role in the alleged 2019 coup d’état.

Church seeks justice for beatified Argentine who was slain more than 40 years ago

Feb 16, 2023 / 08:00 am

The Diocese of La Rioja in Argentina and the family of Blessed Wenceslao Pedernera announced they will be plaintiffs in the case involving Pedernera’s murder.

Archdiocese of Miami offers to take in priests exiled from Nicaragua

Feb 15, 2023 / 15:45 pm

Archbishop Thomas Wenski announced that his archdiocese will receive with open arms the Nicaraguan priests and seminarians who were deported last week.

Photo: Lightning strikes Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil

Feb 14, 2023 / 08:14 am

The lightning bolt struck the afternoon of Feb. 10, and photographer Fernando Braga shared the picture on Instagram.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences seven more clergy and laity to 10 years in prison

Feb 7, 2023 / 14:50 pm

The sentence consists of five years for the crime of “conspiracy to undermine national security and sovereignty” and five years for “spreading fake news.”

Statue of Mary untouched in earthquake that demolished cathedral in Turkey

Feb 7, 2023 / 14:20 pm

The image of Our Lady was unharmed in the quake that brought down Annunciation Cathedral in the city of Alexandretta in the Turkish province of Hatay.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences priest critical of the regime to 10 years in prison

Feb 6, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Father Óscar Danilo Benavidez Dávila was found guilty Jan. 16. State prosecution requested a sentence of eight years in prison; however, he was sentenced to 10 years.

3 dead, 20 injured after bus traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Mexico overturns

Feb 6, 2023 / 11:30 am

The accident occurred Sunday on the Mexico-Puebla highway as the pilgrims were en route to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Church in Costa Rica to compensate four victims of ex-priest serving 20-year sentence

Feb 6, 2023 / 10:30 am

An agreement has been reached to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by ex-priest Mauricio Víquez Lizano, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence.

More than 100 pilgrims cross the Andes in a show of love for the Virgin Mary

Feb 5, 2023 / 06:00 am

The initiative was coordinated by the young men in the Schoenstatt Movement and youths from Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile participated.

American tourist desecrates statue of Christ in Catholic church in Jerusalem

Feb 2, 2023 / 13:45 pm

The attack occurred at the Church of the Flagellation located on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, the route that Christ walked to Mount Calvary.

Costa Rican priest shares his journey from intelligence agent to the Catholic priesthood

Feb 1, 2023 / 16:30 pm

“I can openly say that nothing I gained before compares to what God has given me in this ministry,” said Father Luis Enrique Guillén.

Television station rediscovers lost interview with priest who developed Big Bang theory

Feb 1, 2023 / 14:00 pm

In the 20-minute video Father Georges Lemaitre, considered the father of the Big Bang theory, explains what the origin of the universe may have been like.

Spanish bishop: Reference to UN’s Agenda 2030 on World Youth Day website was ‘a mistake’

Jan 31, 2023 / 15:11 pm

The bishop of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, José Ignacio Munilla, called the reference to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 on the WYD website “unnecessary.”