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

The beautiful story behind the red dress many women wore to a martyr’s beatification Mass

Oct 28, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Earlier this week a large number of women surprised the world by wearing a red dress with white polka dots at the beatification Mass of the “heroine of chastity.”

Pope Francis highlights the courage of Argentine dwarf soccer players

Oct 28, 2022 / 07:05 am

On Wednesday morning Pope Francis received the dwarf Argentine soccer team in an audience, encouraging them to continue with courage and to be themselves.

Arlington bishop condemns Biden’s abortion agenda

Oct 27, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Bishop Michael Burbidge has denounced President Joe Biden’s stated intention to codify a national right to abortion should Democrats win control of Congress.

‘Heroine of chastity’ adolescent Benigna Cardoso is beatified

Oct 27, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The beatification of Brazilian Benigna Cardoso da Silva, known as the “heroine of chastity” for dying defending her purity at age 13, was celebrated Oct. 24.

Catholic Church in England and Wales will ‘carefully study’ abuse report recommendations

Oct 27, 2022 / 03:30 am

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has said it will “carefully study” the contents of a national report concerning sexual abuse.

Russia is ‘willing’ to speak with Pope Francis about the war in Ukraine

Oct 26, 2022 / 13:33 pm

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said his government is willing to talk with Pope Francis, the U.S., and France to find a solution to the war in Ukraine.

Mexico City officials put on drag show with young girl present

Oct 25, 2022 / 19:00 pm

The Council to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination of Mexico City organized a show in which a “drag queen” danced in front of an audience that included at least one girl, drawing strong criticism.

Cameroonian diocese urges prayers of thanksgiving for release of captives

Oct 25, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The Diocese of Mamfe has directed that prayers of thanksgiving be said for the release on Saturday of nine people who were abducted in September from a local parish.

In effort to help the persecuted, Hungary offers scholarships for young Christians from around the world

Oct 25, 2022 / 09:28 am

A Hungarian official has welcomed Christian scholarship students from around the world to Budapest and stressed the importance of helping persecuted Christians.

‘We don’t want to live in war,’ says bishop in violence-plagued Mexico

Oct 24, 2022 / 14:20 pm

Bishop Juan Manuel González Sandoval of Tarahumara made his comments amid growing violence and a recent shootout involving organized crime in the region.

More than 840,000 responded to the pope’s call to pray the rosary for peace

Oct 23, 2022 / 08:00 am

At his Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope Francis lent his support to the effort and encouraged parents to join their children in praying for the people of Ukraine in particular.

Cuban dictatorship fines EWTN correspondent and threatens him during interrogation

Oct 21, 2022 / 15:00 pm

On Friday, the police of the dictatorship in Cuba interrogated Adrián Martínez Cádiz, EWTN correspondent in Havana, and later fined him 3,000 Cuban pesos.

Church wants migrants to be aware of dangers of route through Panama’s Darien jungle

Oct 21, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Passing through the Darién jungle in Panama as the first stage of the route to reach the United States continues to be chosen by thousands of migrants.

Catholic Church apologizes ‘unreservedly’ after English child sex abuse inquiry

Oct 20, 2022 / 19:00 pm

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has offered an “unreserved apology” to all sexual abuse victims who have suffered in the Church, following the publication of an independent inquiry released Thursday.

Catholic doctor criticizes Pontifical Academy for Life’s appointing of abortion advocates

Oct 19, 2022 / 18:00 pm

In an article published Oct. 19, Spanish doctor José María Simón Castellví warned that these appointments are “just the opposite of what John Paul II wanted.”

Vatican to return three pre-Columbian mummies to Peru 

Oct 19, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The Vatican on Monday returned three pre-Columbian mummies to Peru, which had been loaned for the 1925 Universal Vatican Exposition.

The reasons St. John Paul II gave for adding the Luminous Mysteries to the rosary

Oct 18, 2022 / 14:47 pm

Twenty years ago, St. John Paul II published “Rosarium Virginis Mariae,” adding five Luminous Mysteries to the traditional 15 meditated on in the rosary.

Spanish archbishop objects to labeling pro-lifers as ‘ultra-Catholics’ or ‘extreme right’

Oct 17, 2022 / 13:00 pm

“There are only ad hominem arguments left for those who know they’re going against science, ethics, integral ecology, and the voice of God,” the archbishop said.

Record-breaking 2.4 million people take part in Our Lady of Zapopan pilgrimage in Mexico

Oct 13, 2022 / 13:13 pm

The pilgrimage culminated Oct. 12 with a Mass at the Basilica of Zapopan in Jalisco state, Mexico.

Catholic church in Brazil desecrated and 28 statues of saints destroyed

Oct 11, 2022 / 18:00 pm

The attack took place Oct. 10 around noon in São Mateus church in the town of São Mateus do Sul located in Paraná state in southern Brazil.