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 news@catholicna.com with questions.

Articles by CNA Staff

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.

Pope Francis hugs man with tumorous disease

Nov 6, 2013 / 14:30 pm

At the end of the Nov. 6 general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis drew attention by warmly embracing a man who suffers from a rare disease causing neuronal tumors all over his body.

Pope Francis asks doctors to spread the Gospel of Life

Sep 20, 2013 / 18:03 pm

Speaking to a group of gynecologists and obstetricians at the Vatican, Pope Francis affirmed that all human life has dignity and rejected the discarding of “defenseless” human persons through abortion.

Pope: media helped spread misinterpretations of Vatican II

Feb 14, 2013 / 12:07 pm

Pope Benedict XVI said that many of the misinterpretations of the Second Vatican Council were caused by the media promoting its own version.

Crowds at Irish rally show country's pro-life legacy

Jan 20, 2013 / 13:07 pm

Fine Gael, the majority party in the Irish coalition government, will have “awoken a sleeping giant” if they move to legalize abortion, say organizers of a massive pro-life vigil.

Pope's childhood letter to Baby Jesus shows his faith

Dec 21, 2012 / 04:16 am

A Christmas letter that Pope Benedict XVI wrote to Baby Jesus when he was seven years-old demonstrates his devotion to the Sacred Heart and his desire to be a priest.

Elementary school massacre 'not part of God’s plan,' Newtown priest says

Dec 16, 2012 / 12:37 pm

The motive behind the gunman whose Dec. 14 shooting rampage took the lives of 28 people, including 20 children, is not something that can be answered, Newtown's local Catholic priest said.

Church leaders express prayers, condolences over Sandy Hook shooting

Dec 15, 2012 / 10:45 am

Members of the Catholic hierarchy have expressed grief and sorrow over the Dec. 14 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. while offering prayers for victims and their families.

Denver bishop says Catholic grants can't undermine Church teaching

Jun 14, 2012 / 23:47 pm

Countering critics who include former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Bishop James D. Conley of Denver has defended the end of Catholic grants to the Compañeros immigrant resource center, saying that the Church cannot oppose "same-sex marriage" while funding those who advocate it.