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

10 surprising facts of America’s first cathedral in Baltimore

May 30, 2021 / 15:30 pm

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first cathedral built in the United States, is turning 200 years old on May 31. Below are 10 facts that make this landmark one of the most emblematic places in Catholic America.

Santa Fe archdiocese continues to list hundreds of unused pieces of land for sale

May 28, 2021 / 15:17 pm

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is continuing to list for sale many unused parcels of church property in an effort to help pay for settlements to sexual abuse victims.

Vatican imposes penalties on retired Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ probe

May 28, 2021 / 08:00 am

Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy led the Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec from 1992 to 2013.

Pope Francis orders apostolic visitation of Cardinal Woelki’s Cologne archdiocese

May 28, 2021 / 05:38 am

Apostolic visitors will evaluate “possible mistakes” by the cardinal and archdiocesan officials.

Poland marks 40 years since death of Cardinal Wyszynski

May 28, 2021 / 04:30 am

Poland’s “Primate of the Millennium” died on May 28, 1981.

Spanish bill would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

May 27, 2021 / 18:01 pm

A bill proposed last week by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party would criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics.

More prelates reject delays of US bishops' discussion of Eucharistic coherence

May 27, 2021 / 16:58 pm

More Catholic bishops have spoken out in support of continuing as planned the process to address “Eucharistic coherence,” namely Christian life and worthiness to receive Holy Communion. The bishops have reacted after an American cardinal’s letter asked the bishops’ conference president, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, to postpone the discussions.

Cardinal Müller calls on Pope Francis to intervene with the Church in Germany

May 27, 2021 / 16:00 pm

Gerhard Cardinal Müller on Monday called upon the Holy Father to intervene in the German situation to correct clerics who have attempted to bless same-sex unions, or encouraged such attempts.

Catholic pundit responds to 'flawed' Gallup poll on transgender issues

May 27, 2021 / 15:52 pm

Bill Donohue, the head of an organization dedicated to responding to public slanders against the Church, claimed on Wednesday that a recent Gallup poll on transgender issues contained deceptive questioning.

Bosnian cardinal: Synodal Way’s ‘exotic ideas’ alien to a Church that survived communism

May 27, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Cardinal Vinko Puljić said: “We cannot understand a Church in which sacrifice is a foreign word.”

Swiss Catholic bishop appoints lay people in place of episcopal vicars

May 27, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Bishop Charles Morerod has chosen two lay people and a deacon as his “lay representatives.”

Californians urged to oppose rollback of assisted suicide safeguards

May 27, 2021 / 11:05 am

The California Catholic Conference is urging the faithful to speak out against a proposed state law that would remove several safeguards on assisted suicide, a practice which has been legal in the state since 2015. 

Cardinal says intercommunion not an issue in Hungary ahead of International Eucharistic Congress

May 27, 2021 / 05:00 am

Cardinal Péter Erdő is hosting the congress in Budapest on Sept. 5-12.

USCCB after 9 killed in San Jose shooting: “Something fundamentally broken in our society”

May 26, 2021 / 19:14 pm

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said on Wednesday, May 26, that the tragic shootings at a light rail yard in San Jose, CA, “reminds us once again that something fundamentally broken in our society and culture must be courageously examined and addressed."

Oakland's Catholic bishop robbed of cash, episcopal ring while praying near cathedral

May 26, 2021 / 18:01 pm

A gun-wielding man allegedly robbed Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland of some money and his episcopal ring near the city’s cathedral on Saturday, the very day the cathedral held a previously scheduled vigil against gun violence.

Leader of Armenian Catholic Church dies at age 86

May 26, 2021 / 17:00 pm

Catholicos-Patriarch Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan died on May 25.

Style and dignity woven together in 'Worthy of Wearing'

May 26, 2021 / 14:19 pm

Nicole Caruso, professional makeup artist and beauty consultant, invites women to explore their feminine genius with her book Worthy of Wearing, released Tuesday.

Vatican to Buddhists: May the pandemic ‘unite us in service’

May 26, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sent greetings for the Buddhist feast of Vesakh.

Archbishop Aquila: Germany's synodal path needs repentance, belief, truth

May 26, 2021 / 10:00 am

The German Catholic bishops and those involved in the synodal path of the Church in Germany must be the first to “repent and believe”, even as they call the world to do the same, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has said. He has warned that the synod’s first text puts forward “untenable” views of the Catholic Church, downplays the Church as God’s instrument of salvation, and ignores the tensions between the Church’s mission and worldly attitudes.

‘We are delighted to have him back’: Carlo Acutis relics arrive in London

May 26, 2021 / 08:10 am

A relic was given to the church where the future blessed was baptized in 1991.