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Articles by CNA Staff

Archbishop Cordileone responds to criticism that he's 'politicizing the Eucharist'

May 23, 2022 / 19:47 pm

Cordileone was interviewed May 23 by EWTN News' Erik Rosales.

This is the prayer that Catholics are asked to say for the Church in China on May 24

May 23, 2022 / 17:03 pm

In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed May 24, the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, to be a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, which venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary under that title as the country's patroness.

Prince Charles marks 100 years of society supporting Catholic archbishops of Westminster

May 23, 2022 / 12:35 pm

The Society of St. Augustine of Canterbury was founded in 1922.

Pope Francis thanks Italian volunteers for helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing ‘absurd war’

May 23, 2022 / 09:05 am

The pope thanked volunteers for aiding ‘refugees from Ukraine, especially women and children who have fled this absurd war.’

Germany’s Munich archdiocese spent around $1.5 million on abuse report

May 23, 2022 / 07:00 am

The report, published in January, faulted Pope emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Detroit’s new auxiliary is an archbishop and veteran Vatican diplomat

May 23, 2022 / 05:22 am

Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell was the nuncio to Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan.

Without mentioning Zen's arrest, Pope Francis says he is praying for the Church in China

May 22, 2022 / 11:08 am

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Caeli prayer on May 22, Pope Francis did not specifically mention the recent arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun in Hong Kong.

Here are two basic requirements Catholics must meet to receive Holy Communion

May 22, 2022 / 08:24 am

Receiving the Eucharist can transform one’s spiritual life, but it is important for Catholics to observe the basic requirements for partaking of this divine gift.

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

May 20, 2022 / 15:37 pm

Here is the full text of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s notification to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing her that she should not receive Holy Communion in her home archdiocese, the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

US bishops welcome Biden administration's easing of Cuba sanctions

May 19, 2022 / 13:10 pm

The U.S. bishops’ chairman on international justice and peace on Thursday lauded the government’s decision to ease sanctions on Cuba. 

Pope Francis joined by Bono for launch of international educational movement

May 19, 2022 / 09:54 am

The pope inaugurated the Scholas Occurrentes International Educational Movement.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis named among patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022 / 11:30 am

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering.

Pope Francis dismisses prominent German ex-monk from clerical state

May 18, 2022 / 10:51 am

Anselm Bilgri is a well-known figure in the German-speaking Catholic world.

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our prayer of protest’

May 18, 2022 / 04:20 am

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Job.

Cardinal Zen may be in Hong Kong court next week

May 17, 2022 / 16:15 pm

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is scheduled to appear in court May 24, according to a report by the British daily The Guardian.

Philly archbishop condemns 'mortal sin of racism' after Buffalo shooting

May 17, 2022 / 15:39 pm

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia said on Tuesday that the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York is a reminder of the continuing “mortal sin of racism.”

Senior German priest leaves Catholic Church

May 17, 2022 / 08:10 am

Andreas Sturm, a former vicar general, will now be a member of Germany’s Old Catholic community.

Cardinal Martini was a ‘prophet,’ says Vatican cardinal

May 17, 2022 / 05:47 am

Cardinal Czerny said that Martini, who died in 2012, ‘anticipated paths that finally involve the universal Church.’

US Catholic bishops call for ‘honest dialogue’ on ‘persistent evil of racism’ after mass shootings

May 17, 2022 / 05:17 am

The USCCB said it would continue to “advocate for an end to violence, and for the respect and dignity of all lives.”

Read Carl Anderson's commencement address at Thomas Aquinas College

May 16, 2022 / 13:25 pm

In his address to the graduates of Thomas Aquinas College on Saturday, Carl Anderson, former head of the Knights of Columbus, urged that they take up the task of the Catholic intellectual life.