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Articles by CNA Staff

Without mentioning Zen's arrest, Pope Francis says he is praying for the Church in China

May 22, 2022 / 11:08 am

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Caeli prayer on May 22, Pope Francis did not specifically mention the recent arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun in Hong Kong.

Here are two basic requirements Catholics must meet to receive Holy Communion

May 22, 2022 / 08:24 am

Receiving the Eucharist can transform one’s spiritual life, but it is important for Catholics to observe the basic requirements for partaking of this divine gift.

UPDATE: These Catholic bishops support Nancy Pelosi ban on Holy Communion

May 21, 2022 / 11:15 am

So far only a small minority of U.S. bishops have come out publicly in support of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s May 20 announcement that he is barring Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion.

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

May 20, 2022 / 15:37 pm

Here is the full text of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s notification to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing her that she should not receive Holy Communion in her home archdiocese, the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

US bishops welcome Biden administration's easing of Cuba sanctions

May 19, 2022 / 13:10 pm

The U.S. bishops’ chairman on international justice and peace on Thursday lauded the government’s decision to ease sanctions on Cuba. 

Pope Francis joined by Bono for launch of international educational movement

May 19, 2022 / 09:54 am

The pope inaugurated the Scholas Occurrentes International Educational Movement.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis named among patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022 / 11:30 am

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering.

Pope Francis dismisses prominent German ex-monk from clerical state

May 18, 2022 / 10:51 am

Anselm Bilgri is a well-known figure in the German-speaking Catholic world.

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our prayer of protest’

May 18, 2022 / 04:20 am

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Job.

Cardinal Zen may be in Hong Kong court next week

May 17, 2022 / 16:15 pm

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is scheduled to appear in court May 24, according to a report by the British daily The Guardian.

Philly archbishop condemns 'mortal sin of racism' after Buffalo shooting

May 17, 2022 / 15:39 pm

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia said on Tuesday that the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York is a reminder of the continuing “mortal sin of racism.”

Senior German priest leaves Catholic Church

May 17, 2022 / 08:10 am

Andreas Sturm, a former vicar general, will now be a member of Germany’s Old Catholic community.

Cardinal Martini was a ‘prophet,’ says Vatican cardinal

May 17, 2022 / 05:47 am

Cardinal Czerny said that Martini, who died in 2012, ‘anticipated paths that finally involve the universal Church.’

US Catholic bishops call for ‘honest dialogue’ on ‘persistent evil of racism’ after mass shootings

May 17, 2022 / 05:17 am

The USCCB said it would continue to “advocate for an end to violence, and for the respect and dignity of all lives.”

Read Carl Anderson's commencement address at Thomas Aquinas College

May 16, 2022 / 13:25 pm

In his address to the graduates of Thomas Aquinas College on Saturday, Carl Anderson, former head of the Knights of Columbus, urged that they take up the task of the Catholic intellectual life.

‘This is going to be a long haul’: Ukraine’s Caritas groups help almost 1.5 million people as war rages on

May 16, 2022 / 12:05 pm

The aid offered so far is ‘just the beginning,’ said Caritas Ukraine president Tetiana Stawnychy.

Benedict XVI: 95th birthday wishes from around world ‘made me very happy’

May 16, 2022 / 10:40 am

Almost 3,000 people sent the pope emeritus congratulatory messages in 24 languages.

Pope Francis offers guidance to young Christians in politics

May 16, 2022 / 08:20 am

The pope was speaking to members of the Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity.

Bishop condemns 'abhorrently evil' slaying of 10 at Buffalo supermarket

May 15, 2022 / 06:16 am

Ten people were killed and three others injured Saturday when a teenage gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

Catholic cathedral attacked in Nigeria after arrests over ‘blasphemy’ killing

May 15, 2022 / 00:52 am

The attack took place amid protests demanding the release of two suspects in the killing of a Christian student.