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Articles by CNA Staff

European Parliament displays Nativity scene for first time in its history

Dec 5, 2022 / 12:25 pm

Until now, officials of the European institution had considered it “potentially offensive.”

Pope Francis’ watch auctioned off and proceeds set a world record

Dec 2, 2022 / 16:45 pm

The LaViolette Scholarship Foundation auctioned off a Swatch Once Again watch Nov. 30 that Francis had worn for much of his pontificate.

Process of beatification begins for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of Neocatechumenal Way

Dec 2, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The beatification and canonization process for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, officially opens this Sunday.

Former Colombian guerrilla fighter sentenced in murder of Catholic archbishop

Dec 2, 2022 / 08:00 am

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino was murdered on March 16, 2002, by two hitmen on a motorcycle who were paid by FARC’s Joint Central Command of the West.

Cuban priest: Dignity comes from God, not the government

Dec 1, 2022 / 16:30 pm

Father Alberto Reyes, a priest in Cuba, recently shared a reflection on Facebook about human dignity as experienced in his homeland.

Pro-life Colombian lawmakers oppose euthanasia for children

Nov 30, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The Pro-Life Caucus of Colombia’s Congress expressed its opposition to a bill that would extend euthanasia to children 6 and older.

German Synodal Way: The devil will not defeat the Resurrection, Spanish cardinal says

Nov 30, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Spanish Cardinal Antonio María Rouco Varela criticized the controversial Synodal Way of the German Catholic Church in a university course on canon law.

Spanish government wants to undo the concept of family and redefine it, critics charge

Nov 30, 2022 / 08:00 am

Pro-family associations in Spain are mobilizing against a new family law.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua prohibits Immaculate Conception procession

Nov 29, 2022 / 13:39 pm

The decision forces San José de Tipitapa parish in the Archdiocese of Managua to hold their celebrations in the parish church.

The first church dedicated to the Miraculous Medal is in South America

Nov 28, 2022 / 14:30 pm

Our Lady’s intercession is credited with ending a prolonged period of drought in the town of Monte Sião, Brazil, in the 1930s.

Russian troops capture two Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests and accuse them of ‘subversion’

Nov 28, 2022 / 13:30 pm

The Donetsk Exarchate denied the accusations, calling the detention “unfounded and illegal,” and demanded the prompt release of the clerics.

What is Advent, anyway?

Nov 28, 2022 / 11:35 am

Here are a few points that might help you have a great Advent this year.

Detroit bishop calls for penitential Advent after passage of abortion initiative

Nov 26, 2022 / 11:00 am

“Abortion is now legal in Michigan at an unprecedented level, and millions of lives are at stake. We must pray and ask God for his mercy upon us for allowing this evil to happen in our state,” Archbishop Allen Vigneron wrote.

‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ initiative comes to Buenos Aires

Nov 25, 2022 / 13:00 pm

At the initiative of the Vicariate Center of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, this Christmas the “balconeras” are arriving in Argentina.

He was in a coma for 50 days due to COVID and was just ordained a priest

Nov 23, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Nathanael Alberione was ordained a priest Nov. 21, after he became so sick with COVID that he didn't think he would survive, let alone become a priest.

Dominican theologian to German Bishop Bätzing: Support for gay agenda is ‘modernist heresy’

Nov 23, 2022 / 04:00 am

Father Nelson Medina Medina, a native of Colombia, is an influencer in the Spanish-speaking world with a presence on Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.

The Worldwide Women’s Rosary is coming to the United Arab Emirates

Nov 22, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Women from all over the world will join together Dec. 8 for the public recitation of a rosary to Our Lady.

Nun who won The Voice of Italy singing competition leaves consecrated life

Nov 21, 2022 / 08:47 am

Sister Cristina Scuccia, the religious sister who won the 2014 edition of The Voice of Italy, has left the consecrated life after 15 years.

How a Cincinnati parish became home to the first church dedicated to ‘Christ the King’

Nov 20, 2022 / 04:00 am

Pope Pius XI established the feast of Christ the King in 1925 as an antidote to the the growing secularist nationalism that followed World War I.

Nicaraguan bishops express concern for thousands who are leaving the country

Nov 18, 2022 / 18:30 pm

In an Advent message issued Nov. 16, the bishops acknowledged “ the concerns we have about the social, political, and economic events of our homeland.”