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

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.”

Mexico priest recounts ‘amazing’ confession of accident victim he stopped to help

Jan 31, 2023 / 15:00 pm

Father Salvador Nuño, a Legionary of Christ priest who serves in Monterrey, Mexico, shared the story on Facebook Jan. 27.

The little-known story of when the Masons tried to kill Don Bosco

Jan 31, 2023 / 14:25 pm

History notes how much the Freemasons hated St. John Bosco — whose feast the Church celebrates Jan. 31 — but less known are their attempts to kill him.

Spanish bishops lament low participation in Synod on Synodality, especially by young people

Jan 31, 2023 / 11:30 am

The Spanish Bishops’ Conference has presented the Synthesis for the European Continental Stage of the Synod on Synodality.

EWTN restructures domestic news outlets, aims to further US and global growth

Jan 31, 2023 / 09:00 am

The strategic realignment includes the announcement of new leadership of Catholic News Agency, ACI Group, and the National Catholic Register.

Nuncio in Spain explains the Holy See’s position on the UN’s Agenda 2030

Jan 30, 2023 / 11:15 am

Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza detailed how the Holy See participated “very intensely” in the preliminary discussions held for the preparation of Agenda 2030.

Exiled priest says bishop on trial in Nicaragua created secret human rights office

Jan 30, 2023 / 10:20 am

Father Uriel Vallejos recounted how the Bishop Rolando Álvarez opened the office to help those persecuted after anti-government protests in 2018.

Sacristan killed, priest wounded in terrorist attacks in Spain; bishops condemn violence

Jan 26, 2023 / 14:30 pm

The National Court in Spain has initiated the investigation in Wednesday’s incidents as a suspected jihadist terror attack.

Five things to know about the violence racking Peru

Jan 26, 2023 / 10:45 am

Violent protests have been taking place for more than a month in different regions of Peru and have claimed at least 54 lives due to clashes with law enforcement.

Bishop remembers slain journalists in Mexico on feast day of their patron saint

Jan 25, 2023 / 17:00 pm

According to the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico, between 2000 and 2018, a total of 134 journalists were murdered.

Church in Bolivia denounces ‘perverted curriculum’ with gender ideology for children

Jan 24, 2023 / 17:00 pm

Father Pedro Flores pointed out that the content, which will be taught to children under 6, “is a perverted curriculum, which will pervert the minds of children.”

Prosecution accused of fabricating witnesses for trial of Nicaraguan bishop

Jan 23, 2023 / 15:15 pm

An exiled priest and a human rights defender charge that the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega is manipulating and “fabricating” witnesses.

Meet the priest the Nicaraguan dictatorship wants to put away for eight years

Jan 21, 2023 / 08:00 am

Father Oscar Benavidez was found guilty of two crimes at a Jan. 16 trial riddled with irregularities and consisting of only one hearing.

Petition denounces ‘direct persecution’ of pregnancy center by Mexico City health department

Jan 20, 2023 / 15:00 pm

An online petition charges that the Mexico City Ministry of Health “is trying to take away all the vans of the Women’s Help Centers.”

Cardinal praises exemplary life of beatified Italian judge murdered by the Mafia

Jan 19, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Cardinal Pietro Parolin made his remarks at a Jan. 18 conference in the Italian Senate on the continued relevance of the life of Blessed Rosario Livatino.

Four Latin American countries among the top 50 most dangerous in the world for Christians

Jan 19, 2023 / 15:00 pm

According to the study, Colombia is the most dangerous country for Christians in the Americas and ranks 22nd worldwide.

Priest warns of dangers of social media after 12-year-old girl records her suicide

Jan 18, 2023 / 16:30 pm

“I think it’s important to let ourselves be ‘hit hard’ by these stories, and that it not come off as just another piece of news,” the priest said.

Brazilian bishop authorizes prayer for private devotion to Benedict XVI

Jan 18, 2023 / 14:15 pm

“As children of the Church we must pray and ask God for his eternal rest in heaven,” the prelate said in sharing the prayer on his Facebook page.

Blessed Sacrament desecrated in church in Nicaragua

Jan 18, 2023 / 07:20 am

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15 desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in a Catholic church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Thousands attend funeral of modern-day St. Francis in Italy

Jan 17, 2023 / 15:30 pm

Thousands of people attended the Jan. 17 funeral of Biagio Conte, the lay missionary founder of the Hope and Charity Mission.