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.

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Catholic bishop arrested by dictatorship in Nicaragua to be put on trial

Jan 10, 2023 / 17:00 pm

Bishop Rolando Álvarez, who has been held under house arrest in Nicaragua since August, will be put on trial, accused of “conspiracy” against the regime.

‘Black Nazarene’ procession in the Philippines draws over 100,000 two years after pandemic

Jan 10, 2023 / 11:30 am

The origin of the image dates back to 1607, when the wooden image representing Christ bent under the weight of the cross was transported from Mexico to Manila.

Lawyer travels more than 300 miles on horseback to thank St. Sebastian for his law degree

Jan 9, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Accompanied by his 13-year-old son, Jesús Muñoz is traveling 500 kilometers (310 miles) on horseback to fulfill a promise made to St. Sebastian 20 years ago.

Brazil bishops denounce violent seizure of Congress, president’s office, and Supreme Court

Jan 9, 2023 / 15:30 pm

A large crowd, presumably supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, seized on Sunday key buildings at the seat of the Brazilian government.

Pope Benedict’s kiss goodbye

Jan 8, 2023 / 08:00 am

The infant son of a former Catholic News Agency editor received a farewell kiss on his forehead from Pope Benedict XVI before his final general audience.

Excavation site of Pool of Siloam where Jesus cured a blind man to open to public

Jan 7, 2023 / 09:00 am

According to the Old Testament, the Pool of Siloam was built during the reign of King Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:20).

The Virgin and the national soccer team give hope to Argentines, priest says

Jan 6, 2023 / 17:00 pm

The World Cup won by the Argentine soccer team arrived Wednesday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Luján as a way of thanking the Virgin for the team’s world championship.

LA archbishop Gomez: Pope Benedict XVI put Jesus at the center of his life

Jan 6, 2023 / 16:45 pm

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said that while the late pope will be remembered for his great intellect, his real legacy will be the love he had for Jesus.

Church in Mexico invites the faithful to Mass for Benedict XVI at Guadalupe basilica

Jan 5, 2023 / 04:45 am

The Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Bolivia: Priest condemns police pursuit of protesters into church where they sought sanctuary

Jan 4, 2023 / 08:30 am

The pastor of Holy Cross parish in the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia said that a group of police officers “violated private property.”

Cardinal Pell: Benedict XVI was complete opposite of the caricatures of his enemies

Jan 3, 2023 / 13:30 pm

Australian Cardinal George Pell shared in an interview with EWTN News in Depth that Pope Benedict XVI was actually “a quiet, gentle, pious man, absolute gentleman.”

Funeral of Benedict XVI: Everything you need to know

Jan 3, 2023 / 01:46 am

Following the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, these are the details you should know about his funeral in the Vatican.

WATCH: Benedict's longtime secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, reflects on the late pope's life, legacy

Jan 1, 2023 / 02:30 am

One of the people closest to Benedict XVI granted an exclusive interview to EWTN last month.

LIVE UPDATES: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dies at age 95

Dec 31, 2022 / 05:25 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a leading theologian of the 20th century, has died at the age of 95. Follow here for live updates.

The most frequently asked questions about Pope Benedict XVI

Dec 28, 2022 / 11:00 am

The news that Pope Benedict XVI is ill has sparked renewed interest in the details of his pontificate and his extraordinary life.

Catholic Church, Jewish community to bring 40,000 Christmas dinners to Mexicans in need

Dec 22, 2022 / 15:15 pm

The Archdiocese of Guadalajara has joined the Jewish community to provide 40,000 Christmas dinners for the poor this Dec. 25 in an initiative called “10,000 Christmases in one.”

Fire breaks out at Our Lady of Aparecida Shrine in Brazil

Dec 22, 2022 / 14:15 pm

According to the Marian shrine, the fire started because a candle had been placed on a pew.

What does it mean to be laicized, defrocked, or dismissed from the clerical state?

Dec 22, 2022 / 06:43 am

Father Frank Pavone was laicized Nov. 9 for “blasphemous communications on social media” and “persistent disobedience of lawful instructions of his diocesan bishop.”

Pope Francis offers five commitments as Christmas approaches

Dec 21, 2022 / 15:40 pm

Pope Francis’ 2021 Angelus message for Advent is worth recalling in the closing days before Christmas this year.

Montreal police prohibited from wearing St. Michael the Archangel insignia

Dec 21, 2022 / 13:30 pm

“We ask you now to kindly remove from your uniforms any crest symbolizing or referring to the Archangel St. Michael, in order to comply with the law.”