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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 [email protected] with questions.

Articles by CNA Staff

Canadian bishops condemn new assisted suicide law

Apr 9, 2021 / 17:00 pm

Canada’s Catholic bishops have condemned the country’s new assisted suicide law, and are asking for people to pray and to contact their elected officials in opposition to it. 

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

Apr 2, 2021 / 13:30 pm

On Good Friday, Pope Francis celebrated the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Please find below the full text of the homily by Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., preacher of the papal household.

‘O crux, ave spes unica!’: The story of the crucifix St. John Paul II held on his last Good Friday

Apr 2, 2021 / 05:00 am

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday. This is the remarkable story of that crucifix.

The Good Friday tradition of the ‘Last Words of Christ’

Apr 2, 2021 / 01:30 am

Begun in Peru in the 1600s, the tradition of reflecting on the last words of Christ from the cross is a Good Friday practice that has now spread across continents.

Three relics of Christ’s Passion housed in Spain

Apr 1, 2021 / 04:13 am

While the Shroud of Turin – believed to be the burial cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus after his death – may be the most recognizable relic association with Jesus’ Passion, several others exist.

Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday

Apr 1, 2021 / 00:00 am

The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday.

‘Reproductive rights are human rights,’ U.S. Secretary of State says

Mar 31, 2021 / 10:16 am

“Reproductive rights” are “human rights,” the U.S. Secretary of State emphasized on Tuesday upon the release of the State Department’s annual human rights report.

Amid hefty legal fees, Buffalo diocese cuts Catholic school spending

Mar 30, 2021 / 19:19 pm

Following its bankruptcy filing last year, the Diocese of Buffalo, New York has cut spending on some its Catholic schools. 

New Jersey parish reverses vaccine mandate for confessions

Mar 29, 2021 / 15:10 pm

A parish in the Diocese of Trenton will no longer restrict the Sacrament of Confession to those who are vaccinated, after a clarification from the diocese. 

Book marks 1st anniversary of Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi blessing as pandemic swept world

Mar 27, 2021 / 07:00 am

The Vatican Dicastery for Communication has released a book marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ extraordinary “Urbi et Orbi” blessing as the coronavirus pandemic swept the world.

As pandemic drags on, Cardinal Dolan calls for focus on a culture of life

Mar 26, 2021 / 17:16 pm

In a recent pastoral letter, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York encouraged Catholics to foster a culture of life through charity and prayer. 

International pro-life group rejects claims about its abortion pill reversal service

Mar 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm

An international pro-life group has rejected claims about its abortion pill reversal service published by a U.K.-based political website.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Tagle’s successor in Manila archdiocese

Mar 25, 2021 / 09:00 am

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula, who received the red hat last November, as the next archbishop of Manila in the Philippines, succeeding Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

After legal error, sex abuse ‘window’ amendment will not go before Penn. voters

Mar 23, 2021 / 19:22 pm

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania this week chose not to present a proposed constitutional amendment to voters via an emergency process. The amendment would have opened a two-year window during which victims of child sexual abuse could file lawsuits, even if the statute of limitations had run out. 

What does the Equality Act mean for Catholics? Webinar takes a look

Mar 22, 2021 / 16:49 pm

Several Catholic dioceses are hosting a webinar Monday night to better inform people about the consequences of the Equality Act, which they say would seriously hinder religious freedom. 

Two years after Easter attacks, Sri Lankan Catholics still calling for answers

Mar 21, 2021 / 04:27 am

Catholic leaders in Sri Lanka are urging the government to step up its efforts to investigate the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, which killed more than 260 people and injured more than 500.

Priest who celebrated Biden’s inaugural Mass under investigation

Mar 19, 2021 / 19:04 pm

A Jesuit priest who celebrated Joe Biden’s inaugural Mass in January is under investigation for alleged inappropriate behavior, according to the California university he heads. 

Biden administration moves to resume Title X funding of pro-abortion groups

Mar 19, 2021 / 18:00 pm

The Biden administration is expected to allow abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, to once again receive federal family planning funding through the Title X program. 

In new interview, Archbishop Chaput opens up about new book, cultural challenges, Biden administration

Mar 19, 2021 / 15:19 pm

Archbishop Charles Chaput, who retired as Archbishop of Philadelphia last year, has released a new book taking a look at how Catholics can ground their life in “right loyalties” in order to remember the things that are really important.

Bishop Conley: St. Joseph helped me through depression, quarantine

Mar 19, 2021 / 15:15 pm

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska opened up in a March 19 letter about how in the midst of a nearly year-long sabbatical he took for mental health reasons, learning about and consecrating himself to St. Joseph helped immensely with his recovery.