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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

Articles by CNA Staff

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.”

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.

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.