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

Nun who won The Voice of Italy singing competition leaves consecrated life

Nov 21, 2022 / 08:47 am

Sister Cristina Scuccia, the religious sister who won the 2014 edition of The Voice of Italy, has left the consecrated life after 15 years.

Nicaraguan bishops express concern for thousands who are leaving the country

Nov 18, 2022 / 18:30 pm

In an Advent message issued Nov. 16, the bishops acknowledged “ the concerns we have about the social, political, and economic events of our homeland.”

Mexican archdiocese shares first photo ever taken of image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 17, 2022 / 15:15 pm

“On the afternoon of May 18, 1923, photographer Manuel Ramos had the honor of being the first to photograph the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe.”

The Church in Cuba will once again have Communion hosts thanks to donations of flour

Nov 17, 2022 / 13:10 pm

The Discalced Carmelites of St. Teresa had informed all the dioceses Nov. 2 that they could no longer produce hosts because they had run out of wheat flour.

German priest contradicts pope and backs pornography as sexual ‘relief’ for celibates

Nov 16, 2022 / 13:30 pm

A priest of the Diocese of Münster, Father Hermann Backhaus, said he also considers it a “very strong” statement to associate the devil with pornography.

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Gomez calls for evangelizing response to secular age

Nov 16, 2022 / 12:45 pm

Archbishop José H. Gomez gave an impassioned farewell address as USCCB president on Tuesday in Baltimore.

Cuban dictatorship to interrogate EWTN correspondent a second time

Nov 16, 2022 / 11:31 am

The Cuban dictatorship’s National Revolutionary Police once again summoned Adrián Martínez Cádizfor an “interview” or interrogation on Nov. 16.

Food shipment feeds hundreds at parish, orphanage and school in Ukraine

Nov 16, 2022 / 09:00 am

Amid concern over new missile strikes and ongoing prayer by Pope Francis for Ukraine, hundreds in the war-torn country received nutritional support from the U.S.

Archdiocese of Madrid pays ‘debt’ to John Paul II, dedicates cathedral chapel in his honor

Nov 16, 2022 / 08:30 am

The cathedral of the Archdiocese of Madrid dedicated Nov. 13 a new chapel in honor of St. John Paul II, who consecrated the church in 1993.

Archbishop Timothy Broglio elected USCCB president 

Nov 15, 2022 / 12:48 pm

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected vice president.

Construction worker travels hundreds of miles by horse to pay homage to Blessed Virgin Mary

Nov 15, 2022 / 10:00 am

Arriving at the feet of Mary was “indescribable,” said the cowboy pilgrim, Sergio Ariel Ozán.

Chilean court upholds acquittal of bishop accused of covering up teen’s disappearance

Nov 10, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The Supreme Court of Justice of Chile recently upheld the acquittal of Bishop Emeritus Bernardo Bastres Florence of the Diocese of Punta Arenas.

Jewish actor converts to Catholicism: the Virgin Mary ‘is my most beautiful love’

Nov 10, 2022 / 16:00 pm

The famous Jewish actor and humorist Gad Elmaleh announced his conversion to the Catholic faith, a process in which he says the Virgin Mary played a crucial role.

How the image of the Virgin of Almudena survived the eighth-century Muslim invasion

Nov 9, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Every Nov. 9, the Church in Spain celebrates the Virgin of Almudena, whose image “hides” a peculiar story that might not be familiar to many.

Hand grenade found among donations to Beatitudes Home in Peru

Nov 9, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Father Omar Sánchez Portillo said the package with the explosive was left last weekend at the collection center in the Miraflores district in Lima.

DeSantis criticized for running ‘God made a fighter ad’ 

Nov 8, 2022 / 04:00 am

Critics mocked the ad for being the “gospel of the Ron DeSantis re-election campaign.”

Bishops urge conversion amid drug gang violence in Ecuador

Nov 7, 2022 / 16:15 pm

Drug trafficking gangs in Ecuador have reacted to the government’s efforts to retake control of the prisons by launching a series of attacks.

Pope Francis: ‘We have to keep fighting for women’s equality’

Nov 6, 2022 / 10:00 am

Returning from Bahrain, the pope was asked if he supports the efforts of women and young people in Iran to fight for more freedom.

Priest laments state of apparition site of Our Lady of Fatima in Spain

Nov 4, 2022 / 17:00 pm

While progress has been made on the restoration of the shrie, Spanish Father Javier Siegrist noted that “it’s still insufficient and much aid is needed.”

Prohibiting Nativity scenes in Mexico would be an ‘attack’ on religious freedom, group says

Nov 3, 2022 / 18:00 pm

The National Front for the Family said prohibiting Nativity scenes on public property in Mexico would be “an enormous absurdity.”