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

ADF calls on human rights commission to defend religious freedom in Mexico and Nicaragua

Nov 1, 2022 / 17:15 pm

“Latin America is currently experiencing a surge of human rights abuses in the area of religious freedom,” stated Tomás Henriquez, ADF International’s director of advocacy for Latin America.

Catholics take to the streets to pray for peace in Bolivia

Nov 1, 2022 / 13:25 pm

The Catholic community prayed for peace while in the Santa Cruz region an indefinite strike continued over the date for the census to be taken.

Colombia celebrates beatification of María Berenice Duque, foundress of three congregations

Oct 31, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Mother María Berenice Duque Hencker, a Colombian nun who founded religious congregations, was beatified in Medellín on Oct. 29.

President of Portugal registers for World Youth Day 2023: Here’s how you can participate

Oct 31, 2022 / 13:10 pm

According to President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the event “will be the largest collective meeting ever in Portugal.”

Four ideas to celebrate ‘Holywins’ with your family on the eve of All Saints

Oct 29, 2022 / 06:00 am

The celebration of “Holywins” is an initiative that originated in Paris in 2002 with the aim of celebrating the eve of All Saints on Oct. 31 in a Christian way.

Archbishop Gomez condemns violence, prays for Paul Pelosi after attack

Oct 29, 2022 / 01:55 am

“I am deeply grieved over this violence,” USCCB President José Gomez said late Friday.

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.