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

Articles by CNA Staff

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Canadian diocese to release list of priests found guilty of sex abuse

Mar 18, 2021 / 21:51 pm

The Canadian diocese of Saskatoon has promised to release a list of priests and Church officials found guilty of sexual abuse since 1933. 

Catholic scientists, journalists create COVID-19 info group

Mar 18, 2021 / 15:01 pm

An international group of Catholic media professionals and scientists have founded a new organization to help counter misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Japanese district court: Failure to recognize same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

Mar 17, 2021 / 20:46 pm

A district court in Japan has ruled that the government’s failure to acknowledge same-sex marriage is a violation of the constitution.

Arlington diocese seeks 150 new teachers as Catholic school wait list grows

Mar 16, 2021 / 21:10 pm

Catholic schools in Virginia’s Diocese of Arlington are open for in-person instruction, and finding demand to be so high that 150 more teachers are needed.

Teen girl killed in stabbing at Canadian Catholic high school

Mar 16, 2021 / 16:30 pm

A 17-year-old girl is dead following a stabbing at a Catholic high school near Edmonton Monday morning.

Questions continue over decree ending private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

Mar 16, 2021 / 15:29 pm

After the Vatican Secretariat of State issued a decree on March 12 banning the practice of private Masses in the main church of St. Peter’s Basilica, questions remain about the manner in which it was promulgated, which was unusual for a document of its importance. 

Indian priest suspended after alleged attack on bishop

Mar 15, 2021 / 17:02 pm

A Catholic priest from a northern Indian diocese has been suspended after allegedly physically assaulting the diocese’s bishop. 

Poland objects to EU declaring itself ‘LGBT freedom zone’

Mar 12, 2021 / 18:30 pm

The European Union has declared itself an “LGBT freedom zone,” prompting objections from the Polish government, which says it has a right to maintain traditional views on marriage and family.

ACLU gets $15 million LGBT grant from billionaire foe of Christian morals and religious freedom

Mar 11, 2021 / 20:31 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union has received a major donation from a billionaire heir whose LGBT activism includes both funding for efforts to limit religious freedom and funding for Christian groups - including Catholic dissenters - that want to change their churches’ teachings on marriage and sexual morality.

Food insecurity worsening in many countries, CRS warns

Mar 10, 2021 / 17:28 pm

Global hunger has reached an alarming level and could grow worse as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, said Catholic Relief Services this week.

Bankruptcy judge rules Buffalo diocese will not pay for retired bishops’ lawyers

Mar 9, 2021 / 16:41 pm

A bankruptcy judge ruled this month that the Diocese of Buffalo has “no obligation” to retain a law firm on behalf of two retired bishops, whom the state attorney general is suing for alleged cover-up of sexual abuse. 

E-Book: 'Francis in Iraq' - Download all of Pope Francis' messages from his trip to Iraq

Mar 9, 2021 / 15:00 pm

In this e-book you will find all the homilies, prayers and speeches that Pope Francis gave during his historic visit to Iraq from March 5 to 8, 2021.