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

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.

Scammer arrested after attempt to sell Turkish basilica

Mar 8, 2021 / 21:47 pm

Turkish authorities have arrested a scam artist who reportedly attempted to claim ownership of and sell a famous Catholic basilica in Istanbul. 

Swiss voters narrowly back ban on burqa, niqab as religious leaders voice concern

Mar 8, 2021 / 18:33 pm

Swiss voters have narrowly approved a proposal to religious facial coverings in public nationwide. Though the move will affect a small minority of Muslim women, commentators voiced concerns about the effect on religious freedom and tolerance for religious minorities.

Legal group highlights forced marriages, conversions on International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2021 / 16:23 pm

A Christian group marked International Women’s Day 2021 by highlighting forced marriages and conversions - an ongoing problem for millions of girls in the developing world.

Investigation: Cardinal Wuerl received $2 million in 2020 for ‘ministry activities’

Mar 4, 2021 / 17:32 pm

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop emeritus of Washington DC who stepped down in 2018 amid scandal, received over $2 million from the archdiocese last year for unspecified “ministry activities,” an investigation has found. 

Bishops voice concern over treatment of religion in Irish reopening plan

Mar 4, 2021 / 17:30 pm

As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to ease its restrictions on in-person worship services.

Knights of Columbus donate oxygen to areas of Peru, Brazil hard hit by COVID-19

Mar 3, 2021 / 17:33 pm

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to areas in Peru and Brazil experiencing shortages for treating COVID-19 patients.

Archdiocese of Baltimore to highlight resources to fight porn

Mar 1, 2021 / 19:36 pm

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has set aside the weekend of March 13-14 as a time to focus on the dangers of pornography and the resources available to avoid and recover from it.

Apostolic nuncio in Iraq tests positive for COVID-19 five days before papal trip

Feb 28, 2021 / 12:50 pm

The apostolic nunciature in Iraq reported on Sunday, Feb. 28 that the Nuncio Mitja Leskovar, has tested positive for COVID less than a week before Pope Francis trip to the country.

Report: Patients being offered assisted suicide in apparent policy violation

Feb 28, 2021 / 04:01 am

An investigation by a Vancouver, Canada Catholic newspaper has uncovered evidence that at least one of the region’s publicly funded health authorities has been offering patients euthanasia or assisted suicide without the patient requesting it. 

Supreme Court rejects California county’s continued ban on indoor worship

Feb 27, 2021 / 12:01 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic, drawing the praise of a local bishop. 

Courage offers virtual Lenten reflection

Feb 27, 2021 / 03:48 am

As pandemic restrictions continue to affect in-person events, a pair of ministries for people with same-sex attraction and their loved ones is hosting a free, virtual Lenten reflection to foster spiritual growth and community. 

Vancouver archbishop asks officials to ease ban on religious services

Feb 26, 2021 / 17:05 pm

As religious services in British Columbia are still shut down by government orders, a Catholic archbishop is asking the government to reconsider and offer religious institutions the same rights as businesses. 

‘Roe v Wade’ film aims to accurately portray history of landmark decision

Feb 25, 2021 / 00:45 am

The co-writer and star of a new film chronicling the courtroom drama of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case said in a recent interview that the film aims to be a truthful and historically accurate account of how the landmark decision came to be, and stars actors with varying views on the topic of abortion. 

After suicide at Catholic services center, Seattle archbishop emphasizes hope

Feb 24, 2021 / 17:07 pm

In the wake of a suicide at a Catholic social services headquarters in Seattle, Archbishop Paul Etienne said that Christians should remember the “desperation and hopelessness” of those in distress, but also God’s “profound love.”

Virtual conference to focus on St. Joseph

Feb 24, 2021 / 15:33 pm

As part of the Year of Saint Joseph called for by Pope Francis, the National Shrine of St. Joseph will host a virtual conference and rededicate the saint’s statue. 

Latino Catholic entrepreneur recognized among Chicago ‘40 under 40’

Feb 23, 2021 / 19:33 pm

“Hispanic young people are the future of this country and seeing that many are losing their Catholic faith serves as a reminder to me of how important it is to live our baptismal call, and that we must take responsibility and initiative to do something about it,” Del Real said in comments to CNA. 

Democrats for Life oppose Becerra nomination

Feb 23, 2021 / 16:35 pm

The nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary has been opposed by Democrats For Life of America, which has called for his nomination to be withdrawn.

Heartbeat International prepares for 50th annual conference

Feb 23, 2021 / 15:16 pm

The world’s largest pregnancy help organization is preparing for its 50th annual training conference, with both virtual and in-person options.

Archdiocese of Panama warns of abortion group claiming ‘Catholic’ title

Feb 22, 2021 / 15:07 pm

The Archdiocese of Panama warned the country’s faithful that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” (CDD in Spanish), which is trying to establish a presence in the country, is actually a partner organization of Catholics for Choice, a U.S. organization that promotes abortion.