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

Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences priest critical of the regime to 10 years in prison

Feb 6, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Father Óscar Danilo Benavidez Dávila was found guilty Jan. 16. State prosecution requested a sentence of eight years in prison; however, he was sentenced to 10 years.

3 dead, 20 injured after bus traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Mexico overturns

Feb 6, 2023 / 11:30 am

The accident occurred Sunday on the Mexico-Puebla highway as the pilgrims were en route to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Church in Costa Rica to compensate four victims of ex-priest serving 20-year sentence

Feb 6, 2023 / 10:30 am

An agreement has been reached to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by ex-priest Mauricio Víquez Lizano, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence.

More than 100 pilgrims cross the Andes in a show of love for the Virgin Mary

Feb 5, 2023 / 06:00 am

The initiative was coordinated by the young men in the Schoenstatt Movement and youths from Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile participated.

American tourist desecrates statue of Christ in Catholic church in Jerusalem

Feb 2, 2023 / 13:45 pm

The attack occurred at the Church of the Flagellation located on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, the route that Christ walked to Mount Calvary.

Costa Rican priest shares his journey from intelligence agent to the Catholic priesthood

Feb 1, 2023 / 16:30 pm

“I can openly say that nothing I gained before compares to what God has given me in this ministry,” said Father Luis Enrique Guillén.

Television station rediscovers lost interview with priest who developed Big Bang theory

Feb 1, 2023 / 14:00 pm

In the 20-minute video Father Georges Lemaitre, considered the father of the Big Bang theory, explains what the origin of the universe may have been like.

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.