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 [email protected] with questions.

Articles by CNA Staff

Catholic groups announce virtual pilgrimage to Holy Land

Feb 8, 2021 / 15:46 pm

Several Catholic groups have opened on-line registration for a free virtual pilgrimage, where pilgrims may experience the culture and prayer of the Holy Land for over 40 days.

Super Bowl champion aims for empathy in new documentary on abortion

Feb 7, 2021 / 04:19 am

Super Bowl XXXIX champion Benjamin Watson has released a new documentary that interviews people across the political spectrum in an attempt to generate empathy and understanding in the abortion debate.

American seminary in Rome to defend itself against lawsuit alleging ‘predatory homosexuality’

Feb 6, 2021 / 12:31 pm

The American seminary in Rome has said it will defend itself “vigorously” against a lawsuit filed by a former student who says he was blocked from continuing his studies there after he had witnessed inappropriate homosexual contact on the part of the vice rector.

Knights of Columbus elect Patrick Kelly next Supreme Knight

Feb 5, 2021 / 15:50 pm

Patrick E. Kelly will be the next Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic men’s fraternity in the world. He succeeds outgoing Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, who stressed Kelly’s diplomatic and military background and his long service with the Knights, including leading their response to the coronavirus epidemic.

Responding to pope’s call, Archbishop Cordileone supports ‘Year for the Homeless’

Feb 4, 2021 / 17:34 pm

Following Pope Francis’ appeal to pray for the homeless deceased, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is supporting a local initiative that has launched a “Year of the Homeless.”

Australian ‘conversion therapy’ ban has dangerous flaws, say religious leaders

Feb 4, 2021 / 14:12 pm

A proposed ban on “conversion therapy” for sexual orientation or gender identity in Australia’s Victoria state is far too broad and could target normal prayer and conversations between children and parents, Catholic bishops and Muslim leaders warned this week.

Hong Kong Catholic lawyer nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 

Feb 4, 2021 / 00:02 am

A Catholic lawyer who helped found the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Is Cardinal Cupich on his way to the Vatican?

Feb 3, 2021 / 17:52 pm

On January 30, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, who was in Rome for a meeting of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops.

Documentary depicts ‘LGBT Jesus,’ highlights Catholic dissenters

Feb 3, 2021 / 16:58 pm

An upcoming documentary aims to revise Catholic iconography for those who self-identify as LGBT and will depict Jesus Christ as “a member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community.” It includes appearances from Father James Martin, S.J., as well as dissenting Catholics who reject Church teaching and advocate sacramental marriage for same-sex couples.

Sagrada Familia unveils ambitious building goal for 2021

Feb 3, 2021 / 07:00 am

The construction team at the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona has announced an ambitious building goal for 2021.

Stray bullet falls at feet of priest celebrating Mass in Brazil

Feb 2, 2021 / 19:40 pm

A stray bullet pierced the roof of a church in Brazil this weekend as a Catholic priest was celebrating Mass. The local diocese pointed to the incident as a sign of worrying violence in the region.

SPLC denounced as ‘thoroughly disgraced’ after labeling pro-life, family organizations as ‘hate groups’

Feb 2, 2021 / 09:45 am

Critics of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) say the organization has become extreme and “thoroughly disgraced,” after the center released its 2020 “census of hate groups,” which included numerous pro-life and family organizations.

International Catholic project launched to promote ‘truth of love’ to 21st-century world

Feb 2, 2021 / 08:00 am

An international group of Catholic academics has launched an ambitious new project to proclaim the “truth of love” to 21st-century society.

Blessed Sacrament found intact after explosion at Madrid parish

Feb 1, 2021 / 18:25 pm

Rescuers in Madrid, Spain announced last week that a consecrated host was found intact amid the rubble left behind from the explosion of a building next to the Virgen de la Paloma parish.

Iowa lawmakers advance constitutional amendment to exclude ‘right to abortion’

Jan 30, 2021 / 18:14 pm

Lawmakers in Iowa this week passed a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution which would exclude a “right to abortion” or to public funding for abortion. 

As heartbeat bill passes key hurdle, Charleston diocese welcomes progress

Jan 29, 2021 / 00:54 am

A proposed South Carolina ban on abortion after an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected has won approval from the state senate for the first time, drawing praise from the Catholic Diocese of Charleston.

Pope Francis grants plenary indulgence for participants in virtual March For Life

Jan 28, 2021 / 09:47 am

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence for those who take part in this year’s March for Life, an annual peaceful protest against abortion, which is set to take place virtually Jan. 29.

Virginia bishops deplore House passage of ‘drastic’ taxpayer funded abortion bill

Jan 28, 2021 / 00:42 am

The bishops of Virginia lamented the House of Delegates’ “tragic decision” to pass legislation that would permit abortion coverage for any reason in taxpayer health insurance plans on the state’s taxpayer-funded health exchange.

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics must recover ‘idea of worthiness to receive Communion’

Jan 27, 2021 / 13:30 pm

In an interview discussing his recent admonition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco emphasized the need for Catholics to recover the sense of worthiness to receive Holy Communion.

Brazil’s bishops document increasing ill-treatment in prisons during pandemic

Jan 27, 2021 / 00:02 am

The Catholic bishops of Brazil are decrying worsening conditions and alleged torture in the country’s prisons during the pandemic, as evidenced by a lengthy report released last week.