CNA Staff

CNA Staff

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Why St. John Vianney is a model for all priests

Aug 4, 2023 / 02:00 am

The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint.

12 keys to using the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Jul 16, 2023 / 02:00 am

The Blessed Mother is said to have given the scapular to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251.

UPDATE: Details emerge on Honduras prison fight that left more than 40 women inmates dead

Jun 28, 2023 / 08:00 am

The massacre was carried out by women belonging to the “Barrio 18” gang against members of “Mara Salvatrucha” (MS-13).

UPDATED: Here’s what you need to know about the National Eucharistic Revival

Jun 20, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Sponsored by the U.S. Catholic bishops, the revival aims to inspire people to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist. 

Everything you need to know about Pentecost

May 28, 2023 / 02:00 am

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season.  

South Carolina signs six-week ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill into law

May 25, 2023 / 13:15 pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill Thursday prohibiting abortion after six weeks of pregnancy that goes into effect immediately.

Caritas Internationalis elects Alistair Dutton as its new secretary general

May 16, 2023 / 09:45 am

Dutton is the chief executive of Caritas Scotland, which works to build “a green and just world” by putting faith into action, according to its website.

Tokyo archbishop elected new president of Caritas Internationalis

May 15, 2023 / 10:45 am

Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi takes the helm of the Church’s charitable arm six months after Pope Francis dismissed its top leaders.

EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw reflects on life and legacy of Mother Angelica on her 100th birthday

Apr 20, 2023 / 14:00 pm

In this exclusive interview, Michael Warsaw speaks to Montse Alvarado about his personal relationship with and memories of Mother Angelica.

Read the message for Divine Mercy Sunday that Pope John Paul II wrote just before he died

Apr 16, 2023 / 08:00 am

A message by Pope John Paul II for Divine Mercy Sunday, written prior to his death, was read at the end of the first funeral Mass celebrated for the pontiff.

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa’s homily at the Vatican’s Good Friday 2023 liturgy

Apr 7, 2023 / 12:30 pm

"For two thousand years, the Church has announced and celebrated, on this day, the death of the Son of God on the cross. ...

Divine Mercy novena begins on Good Friday

Apr 7, 2023 / 05:00 am

The Divine Mercy novena can be said at any time of the year, but it is especially said over the course of nine days beginning on Good Friday.

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2023

Apr 3, 2023 / 12:00 pm

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus, Mary, and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin.

Argentine archdiocese repudiates destruction of blasphemous art exhibition

Mar 21, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The Archdiocese of Mendoza, Argentina, repudiated the acts of violence that took place Monday afternoon against an art exhibition offensive to the Christian faith.

UPDATE: Where are Catholics allowed to eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day this Lent?

Mar 16, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Which dioceses are offering a dispensation from the requirement to abstain from meat?

Called by God from childhood, triplets from Brazil belong to the same religious order

Mar 16, 2023 / 07:57 am

María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, belong to the Franciscan Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Church in Chile says ‘no to the violence’ following arson attack by indigenous militants

Mar 15, 2023 / 16:30 pm

The statement from the Diocese of Temuco came after a March 13 fire destroyed the Sacred Heart of Jesus chapel in the Amaza sector of Chile.

Argentina: New book gives Pope Francis’ responses to issues he’s most often asked about

Feb 28, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The book reviews the almost 10 years of Francis’ pontificate based on conversations that Argentine and Italian journalists had with the pontiff.

Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua expels Italian priest from the country

Feb 17, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Father Cosimo Damiano Muratori was expelled after he called the 26 years and four months prison sentence for Bishop Rolando Álvarez a “historic action.”

Archbishop: Bolivia AG ‘wants to intimidate us’ by having bishops testify about coup d’etat

Feb 16, 2023 / 11:30 am

Bolivia’s attorney general’s office has requested that 10 bishops testify regarding their role in the alleged 2019 coup d’état.