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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

Colorado Springs bishop calls for prayers after deadly shooting

The bishop of Colorado Springs called Catholics to prayer on Monday after a local shooter killed seven people, including himself, over the weekend.

George Weigel: Church in Germany called to fidelity to revelation

The Church in Germany is called to follow revealed truth rather than the spirit of the times, George Weigel, biographer of St. John Paul II and a leading Catholic scholar, has said in response to recent comments defending the “Synodal Way” made by the head of the German bishops’ conference.

Phoenix bishop warns of ‘deadly apathy’ of silence on pro-abortion Catholic politicians

The bishop of Phoenix this week supported a recent letter from the archbishop of San Francisco stating that Catholics cooperating with abortion should not present themselves for Communion.

Baton Rouge diocese to celebrate 60th anniversary by celebrating St Joseph

The Diocese of Baton Rouge plans to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph in conjunction with its 60th anniversary. 

Anthony Fauci, Deepak Chopra speak at first day of Vatican health conference

Fauci spoke about the evolution of the scientific community’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

In Iowa, progress for pro-life constitutional amendment

Iowa lawmakers have laid the groundwork for a proposed state constitutional amendment to prevent recognition of abortion as a legal right, countering a state Supreme Court decision. The main questions now are whether the legislation will pass as soon as possible, and whether voters will back the amendment on a statewide ballot as early as 2024.

Archbishop Cordileone after stabbing of Asian women: "we must stop hating one another"

Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, called local Catholics to "engage in prayer, adoration and fasting for an end to violence and hatred," after two Asian women were stabbed at a bus stop in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday at around 5:00 pm.

Pope Francis confirms ex-management consultant as Vatican’s auditor general

Alessandro Cassinis Righini had served as acting auditor general since June 2017.

Pope Francis to issue apostolic letter on ministry of catechist

The apostolic letter, Antiquum ministerium, will be presented at a press conference on May 11.

‘I offer the pain I’m going through’: Shot Catholic bishop-elect prays for purification of S Sudan diocese

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare says he is imploring God for an end to “violence, division, [and] selfish desires.”

Court dismisses Catholic school teacher’s employment discrimination claim

A federal district court dismissed the employment discrimination claim of a New Jersey Catholic school teacher last week, ruling that she was a religious “minister” and thus exempt from certain employment discrimination laws. 

Rosary marathon: Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation leads prayer for expectant women and unborn

The basilica marks the spot where tradition holds that the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary.

Pope Francis to preside at Mass for Rome’s Burmese community

The pope will celebrate Mass for Burmese Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, May 16.

Papal Foundation announces $9m in grants for charitable projects

The Papal Foundation announced April 28 they will be distributing $9.2 million in grants to dioceses in 64 countries in the coming year. 

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics supporting abortion should not present themselves for Holy Communion

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone released on May 1, 2021 a pastoral letter about the worthiness required for the reception of Holy Communion in which he insisted that any Catholic cooperating with the evil of abortion should refrain from receiving the Eucharist.

Father asks Argentine court to prevent abortion of his child

A man from San Juan province in Argentina filed for an injunction to prevent his ex-wife from aborting their child, however, the judge rejected the measure, which pro-lifers say shows there is a loophole in the abortion law that ignores fathers.

Santa Fe archdiocese to sell over 700 properties amid mounting abuse settlements

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe intends to sell over 700 properties by year’s end to help pay for settlements to sexual abuse survivors, an examination of court records has found.

Remaining Catholic clergy kidnapped in Haiti finally released

The Society of Priests of St. Jacques announced this Friday, April 30th, that the remaining seven of the 10 Catholic leaders kidnapped in Haiti on April 11 have been released and are in good health.

Kentucky priest "on cloud nine" after priestly faculties reinstated

An Owensboro, Kentucky priest says he is “on cloud nine” after receiving word that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had reinstated his faculties after he appealed his permanent suspension from public ministry. 

Judge tosses out girls’ complaint against Connecticut transgender sports policy

Four female athletes in Connecticut are appealing a court ruling that dismissed their legal challenge to the state’s transgender sports policy.