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.

Articles by CNA Staff

Five Quotes to Bring you Closer to Saint John the Baptist

Jun 23, 2021 / 06:30 am

June 24th is the solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Here are five quotes to help you get to know the man of whom Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist.”

Catholic priest among five people kidnapped in Mali

Jun 23, 2021 / 05:00 am

Fr. Léon Douyon was abducted by gunmen on June 21.

Polish Catholic archbishop urges European Parliament to reject abortion report

Jun 23, 2021 / 03:30 am

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the appeal on the eve of a crucial vote.

Soros and IPPF-funded EU parliamentarians aim to blacklist reputable Christian groups

Jun 22, 2021 / 16:57 pm

The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF) a group of European parliamentarians committed to compel the recognition of abortion as a “human right” world-wide, is preparing a major political coup aimed at discrediting reputable Christian and human rights organizations which the group describes as “religious extremists” allegedly committed “to roll back human rights in sexuality and reproduction.”

Oakland bishop: Unmasked Massgoers should not be ‘policed’

Jun 22, 2021 / 16:01 pm

The bishop of Oakland, California on Monday said that Catholics fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not have to wear masks at Mass, adding that those not vaccinated will not be forced to wear a mask.

Vatican economy secretariat issues regulations on new norms for awarding public contracts

Jun 22, 2021 / 15:00 pm

The new regulations “apply to all purchases of services, supplies, and works.”

Texas governor signs 'trigger' abortion ban

Jun 22, 2021 / 10:01 am

The governor of Texas signed two bills last week, to prevent the future closure of churches during disasters and to ban abortions if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of 75-year-old auxiliary bishop in Texas

Jun 22, 2021 / 05:50 am

Bishop George A. Sheltz has served as an auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston since 2012.

USCCB president: Eucharistic document seeks to deepen 'awareness,' 'amazement'

Jun 21, 2021 / 18:15 pm

The U.S. bishops are seeking to deepen “awareness” of the Eucharist with their new teaching document, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference stated on Monday.

CNA Newsroom: The Great Communion Debate

Jun 21, 2021 / 17:00 pm

We speak with several bishops before and after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Spring Meeting, with a particular focus on the topic of “Eucharistic Coherence.”

UN experts’ letter to Vatican has ‘no real teeth,’ says Church official

Jun 21, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The letter accused the Holy See of engaging in “obstructive practices” related to abuse.

Catholic archbishop in Ukraine: ‘It is still springtime in our Church’

Jun 21, 2021 / 07:00 am

Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki said the Church was thriving despite rising secularization.

Religious sisters in Illinois recovering after car crash

Jun 18, 2021 / 21:01 pm

Three Catholic religious sisters are on the mend following a multi-car crash in Springfield, Illinois that prompted an outpouring of prayers and support from the local community. 

Berlin Catholic archdiocese releases previously unpublished section of abuse report

Jun 18, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Part C of the report presents the personnel files of 61 accused clerics.

Thief returns relics of Polish Catholic saint who inspired Pope John Paul II

Jun 18, 2021 / 05:30 am

The perpetrator apologized for stealing the relics of St. Albert Chmielowski.

Ireland’s religious education teachers concerned by bullying of practicing Catholic students

Jun 18, 2021 / 03:30 am

The teachers’ concerns are highlighted in an upcoming study.

Polish Catholic priest guillotined by Nazis to be beatified in November

Jun 17, 2021 / 14:00 pm

Fr. Jan Macha will be declared blessed in Katowice, southern Poland, on Nov. 20.

Hungary passes law barring pornography, pro-LGBT content for minors

Jun 17, 2021 / 11:51 am

Hungary’s parliament has passed a sex crimes law that includes elements aiming to protect children, barring providing pornography and content that promotes gender reassignment and homosexuality to anyone under age 18. 

Cardinal: International Eucharistic Congress hymn helped Catholics survive war and communism

Jun 17, 2021 / 07:05 am

Cardinal Péter Erdő noted that the official hymn’s lyrics date back to 1938.

Girls’ choir to join 1,000-year boys’ choir at German Catholic cathedral

Jun 17, 2021 / 06:15 am

The Regensburger Domspatzen choir traces its roots back to the year 975.