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 70th miracle: Lourdes healing officially declared supernatural

Feb 12, 2018 / 14:00 pm

A miracle was officially recognized at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France this week, the 70th Lourdes miracle recognized by the Catholic Church.

Thousands gather in L.A. to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 12, 2017 / 15:23 pm

In honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, thousands of Catholics attended midnight Mass at the Los Angeles cathedral following festivities drawn from Mexican culture.

'The good Lord has guided me well': 113-year-old nun reflects on blessings

Nov 21, 2017 / 00:08 am

At age 113, Sister André is one of the oldest religious sisters in the world.

This beautiful church was a gift from Slovakia to Icelandic Catholics

Jun 24, 2017 / 15:02 pm

Bishop David Tencer of Reykjavik last week consecrated a new wooden church building, a gift from the Slovak Catholic Church.

The little-known final interview of Ted Bundy: Porn motivated me

Jun 21, 2017 / 15:15 pm

He was one of the worst serial killers in U.S. history.

This cloistered nun got her doctorate in aerospace engineering

Jun 7, 2017 / 11:05 am

A cloistered nun in India came out of her convent for an extraordinary reason: to attend a graduation ceremony for her doctorate in Aerospace Engineering.  

US bishop says Trump budget at odds with Catholic, American ideals

May 26, 2017 / 16:22 pm

The former head of the US bishops decried President Trump's budget plan, claiming its cuts to social services conflict with both the Catholic faith and American principles.

Doctors who object to abortion need more legal protections, bishops say

Feb 13, 2017 / 18:03 pm

Objectors to abortion need stronger conscience protections in federal law, the U.S. bishops have said in a letter to Congress supporting a bill being considered by Congress.

EWTN to launch new weekly pro-life show

Jan 17, 2017 / 16:48 pm

On the eve of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., EWTN Global Catholic Network will launch a new half-hour weekly program focusing on promoting the culture of life.

Irish bishop of Bloody Sunday fame remembered for his peaceful witness

Aug 8, 2016 / 11:10 am

After his death in hospital Monday morning, Bishop Emeritus Edward Daly of Derry's ministry advocating for peace during the Troubles of Northern Ireland is being remembered across Ireland.

These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison

May 28, 2016 / 15:02 pm

A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's Prison Center to spend time with the inmates and attend Mass with them.

The other side of 'Spotlight': how the Church changed to fight sex abuse

Mar 1, 2016 / 16:51 pm

While the movie “Spotlight” won Best Picture for portraying a journalistic investigation of the sex abuse crisis in Boston, the story is incomplete without recognizing the reforms that followed in the Catholic Church, one commentator said.  

A 'gay lobby' at the Vatican? One cardinal says it's real, and Pope Francis is responding

Jan 13, 2016 / 16:13 pm

The influential Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga has acknowledged the presence of a “gay lobby” in the Vatican. In a new interview, he says that Pope Francis has adopted a gradual approach to address it – and that Catholic teaching won’t change.

The miracle behind the canonization of the parents of St Therese of Lisieux

Oct 17, 2015 / 05:03 am

Seven-year-old Carmen has an extraordinary story. Because of her Blessed Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin, the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux, will be canonized this Sunday in Saint Peter's Square.

In ecumenical move, Pope Francis establishes World Day of Prayer for Creation

Aug 10, 2015 / 10:37 am

Pope Francis has instituted a new day of prayer and celebration for the Church entitled the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,” to be celebrated on September 1 each year.

Pope officially paves the way for Saint Therese's parents to be canonized

Jun 27, 2015 / 09:42 am

Pope Francis formally approved on Saturday the decrees necessary for Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin – known for being the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux – to be declared saints later this year.

New San Diego bishop: Don't remove Junipero Serra from US Capitol

Apr 20, 2015 / 09:30 am

Bishop Robert McElroy, the new head of the San Diego diocese, has criticized a proposal to remove the statue of pioneering California missionary and soon-to-be saint Father Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol.

Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

Apr 17, 2015 / 03:13 am

A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco Catholics and misrepresent the facts, the archdiocese has said.

Pope beatifies 124 Korean martyrs, praising their witness to Christ

Aug 15, 2014 / 19:08 pm

Pope Francis on Saturday beatified Korean martyrs Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, praising their “great sacrifices” and their call “to put Christ first.”

Don't build fences around Gospel, Pope urges

Jan 26, 2014 / 09:46 am

In his Angelus message delivered in Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis exhorted the crowds to proclaim their faith throughout the world.