Father Stuart Long, who was a priest of the Diocese of Helena, is the main character of "Fr. Stu" in a motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg as the priest himself and Mel Gibson as the priest’s father.
The Catholic Church has many heroic individuals, and CNA was fortunate to cover some of their stories this past year. We invite you to read about 10 heroic people and projects we covered in 2021—from doctors and healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, to underground bishops, religious, and refugees living in war-torn countries.
Should you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, how can you involve your faith in the process? What can you do to set yourself up to be one of the 8 percent that follows through on the goal you set for yourself? CNA has some ideas to kickstart your 2022 on a positive note!
Discerning your vocation is about more than pursuing a celibate vocation alone, said Father Ryan O’Neill, director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Denver. The purpose, he said, is to “increase the knowledge and possibility of vocation for anybody.”
The Emmaus Center, a new performing and visual arts center dedicated to Catholic evangelization, opened in Brooklyn, New York on Dec. 13.
On Sunday, Dec. 12, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beloit, Kansas, will become the second Catholic church in the U.S. to be recognized as a Star on the Mantle of Our Lady, Queen of Peace by Comunità Regina della Pace (Community of Queen of Peace).
Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale frequently talks about his Catholic faith and the power of prayer as he undergoes chemotherapy for lymphoma.
On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held its 90th annual procession and outdoor Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. The celebration, which is the oldest religious procession in Los Angeles, was established by Catholics who fled persecution by the Mexican government during the Cristero War in 1931.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, concerning Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks. Leading up to and in response following the oral arguments, pro-life leaders and legal experts offered their perspectives.
Catholic leaders offered statements and prayers leading up to and following the oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which concerns a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks.
Sacred artist David Troncoso paints in the Renaissance style with DaVinci, Michelangelo, and Rafael as his guides. His art, he says, draws him closer to God and has deepened his prayer life.
Attorneys representing a Christian college in Missouri delivered oral arguments Nov. 17 in federal court, seeking to preserve the school’s longstanding religiously held belief that men and women should be housed separately on campus.
Catholic healthcare group Ascension last week began suspending employees who refused to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Oklahoma's attorney general calls the move "religious discrimination."
On Tuesday, Father Robert McWilliams was sentenced to life in prison on convictions of sex trafficking of youths under 18, child pornography, and sexual exploitation of children. The verdict was handed down in the U.S. District Court in Akron, Ohio.
On Saturday, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone offered a Requiem Mass for the homeless at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Current and former city officials and civic leaders attended the Mass, alongside more than 400 worshippers and Catholic ministry leaders in the area.
Poland’s Ministry of Health issued a statement Sunday clarifying that an abortion may be performed when the mother’s life is at risk.
In January 2021, the Diocese of Nashville acquired a 166-acre parcel of land. They established a parish and appointed a pastor in June of this year. Over the next several years, the property will become home to a K-8 school, a high school, and Mother Teresa Catholic Church.
On Thursday, Archbishop Jose Gomez discussed the rise of new secular ideologies and movements for social change in the United States during a virtual address to the Congress of Catholics and Public Life in Madrid.
The U.S. Supreme Court Friday denied an emergency request to block Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, which does not provide a religious exemption.
President Joe Biden reportedly received the Eucharist during a vigil Mass Oct. 30 in Rome, a day after saying that Pope Francis had told to "keep receiving Communion."