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 [email protected] with questions.

Articles by CNA Staff

Judge dismisses Planned Parenthood challenge to Lubbock's abortion ban

Jun 4, 2021 / 15:01 pm

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood against a Texas city over new pro-life policies, saying Planned Parenthood does not have standing to sue the city. 

Boston archdiocese to open first new school in 50 years

Jun 4, 2021 / 14:00 pm

The virtual instruction is meant to be “a lot more interactive” for students, he told the Register. The school is planning on teaching with lectures, digital lessons, and virtual guest speakers. 

Polish Catholics mark 100 days to beatification of Cardinal Wyszynski

Jun 4, 2021 / 13:00 pm

The former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted communism will be beatified on Sept. 12,

Pope Francis: Ecosystem degradation ‘a clear outcome of economic dysfunction’

Jun 4, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The pope issued a message marking the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Majority of US adults support death penalty

Jun 4, 2021 / 10:34 am

A majority of U.S. adults still support the administration of capital punishment, according to a June 2 Pew Research Center report.

Cardinal Marx offers resignation to Pope Francis

Jun 4, 2021 / 04:03 am

“Without doubt, these are times of crisis for the Church in Germany,” the cardinal wrote to the pope.

Catholics in Poland celebrate Corpus Christi amid coronavirus restrictions

Jun 3, 2021 / 14:20 pm

Catholics took part in Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday. 

Bioethicists deplore relaxation of 14-day limit on human embryo research

Jun 3, 2021 / 07:05 am

The International Society for Stem Cell Research has dropped the decades-old rule.

Beer-making returns to Belgian Catholic abbey after 200 years

Jun 3, 2021 / 05:15 am

The Norbertine monastery was forced to abandon brewing after the French Revolution.

Nigerian archbishop prays for killers’ conversion at burial of murdered Catholic priest

Jun 3, 2021 / 03:45 am

Fr. Alphonsus Bello was found dead May 21 after his parish was attacked by armed bandits.

Cardinal Collins: Rediscover the 'treasure' of the Sacred Heart devotion this month

Jun 3, 2021 / 03:00 am

The Archbishop of Toronto released a pastoral letter earlier this year offering meditations on and insights into the significance of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to which the month of June is dedicated.

Thousands take part in Croatia’s annual March for Life

Jun 2, 2021 / 09:10 am

Abortion is legal until the 10th week of pregnancy in Croatia under a law passed in 1978.

Austria’s Catholic bishops: Provide ‘assistance to live,’ not assistance to suicide

Jun 2, 2021 / 08:00 am

The bishops spoke out after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a criminal offense.

European Parliament due to vote on ‘extreme’ abortion report

Jun 2, 2021 / 04:45 am

The report calls on all EU member states to allow access to abortion, promotes a “right to abortion,” and redefines conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care.”

CNA Newsroom: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Jun 1, 2021 / 16:03 pm

What connection does sleep have to the Catholic faith? We examine an interesting new devotion to the Sleeping St. Joseph, find out why God sometimes communicates in dreams in the Bible, and finally, we’ll read you a bedtime story.

Pope Francis turns to Mary, Undoer of Knots, at end of rosary marathon for end to pandemic

May 31, 2021 / 11:30 am

Thirty shrines worldwide took turns leading the month-long prayer event.

Pope Francis: Basketball is a sport that ‘lifts you up to the heavens’

May 31, 2021 / 08:30 am

He made the remark during an audience with members of the Italian Basketball Federation.

China unveils 3-child policy amid sharp drop in births

May 31, 2021 / 07:00 am

The country recorded 12 million births in 2020, the lowest number recorded since the 1960s.

Church says ‘all formalities completed’ before twice-divorced UK PM’s wedding at Catholic cathedral

May 31, 2021 / 05:20 am

Boris Johnson married Carrie Symonds at Westminster Cathedral on May 29.

Paris archbishop laments attack on Catholics honoring city’s martyrs

May 31, 2021 / 04:00 am

A video posted on social media showed men punching and kicking Catholics taking part in a procession.