Alejandro Bermudez

Alejandro Bermudez

Alejandro Bermudez is a Peruvian journalist who was the Executive Director of Catholic News Agency from its founding until April 2022 and the ACI Group, which includes ACI Prensa, ACI Digital, ACI Stampa, CNA Deutsche, and ACI Africa until December 2022.

Articles by Alejandro Bermudez

7 things you need to know about St. Faustina and her vision of hell

Oct 5, 2023 / 04:00 am

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament was born in Poland as Helena Kowalska on Aug. 25, 1905. She died on Oct. 5, 1938.

Father Casey and your Catholic faith after COVID-19

Mar 18, 2022 / 10:10 am

What is God's purpose in allowing the COVID pandemic, with all its devastating consequences not only in the economic or political realm, but especially in the spiritual life of Catholics and the Church? This is a complex question that Fr. William Casey, C.P.M. responds in the latest EWTN Publishing book "You Shall Stand Firm- Preserving the Faith in an Age of Apostasy," to be released March 22.

Pope Francis invites Catholic bishops worldwide to join him in consecrating Russia, Ukraine

Mar 17, 2022 / 21:08 pm

In a letter sent urgently on Mar. 17 to all U.S. Bishops, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, revealed that Pope Francis intends to invite all Catholic bishops and priests around the world to join the Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Mar. 25, 2022.

Ukrainian archbishop calls for worldwide novena ahead of Pope Francis' consecration of Russia, Ukraine

Mar 15, 2022 / 17:15 pm

Ukrainian Catholic leaders have been urging Pope Francis to take the dramatic step to consecrate both Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and will lead a nine-day novena to prepare for the March 25 event, a top prelate in the war-ravaged country told CNA.

How to guide kids into a fruitful Lenten season

Mar 7, 2022 / 15:40 pm

As we Catholic adults practice prayer, penance, and almsgiving during Lent, kids follow their usually more generous hearts and try to follow us. But how can they better make sense that giving up things or eating fish on Fridays at the parish have a deeper meaning?

Facing a 'defining moment,' Knights of Columbus leader vows ongoing support for Ukraine

Mar 7, 2022 / 13:00 pm

Much like 9/11 was a defining moment for the United States, “the brutal invasion of Ukraine will be a defining moment for the world,” and “the Knights of Columbus will have to be here for the long haul,” Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly told CNA in an exclusive interview.

Do you have a plan for spiritual greatness? Deacon Eason is here to help

Feb 14, 2022 / 09:45 am

"Happiness and holiness are often missing and have been replaced by stress, anxiety, and worry. We are searching for a remedy but have not been able to find one. The simple answer to these questions is to learn to pursue spiritual excellence, doing the will of Jesus as a way of life". That is the main point Deacon Richard Eason tries to make in his latest book: "Spiritual Excellence: The Path to Happiness, Holiness, and Heaven."

Calming the Storm: How Catholics can renew their understanding of Church teaching

Feb 10, 2022 / 09:41 am

Catholics are dealing with many complex problems that often leave them confused about the authentic interpretation of Catholic teaching. Enter Fr. Gerald E. Murray, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York serving as pastor of the Church of the Holy Family in Manhattan, the parish serving the headquarters of the UN. He is a canon lawyer and a guest commentator on religious news on EWTN and other media outlets.

A Lenten Cookbook? Yes, and it is great!

Jan 25, 2022 / 09:45 am

Like every good recipe, a good book has to do a lot with the ingredients. So what happens when you combine top biblical scholar and evangelist Scott Hahn with former Suiss Guard and award winning chef David Geisser? You guessed it: the best Lenten cookbook ever.

Bishop of Fort Worth asks for prayers for Synagogue hostage situation involving alleged Al Qaeda terrorist

Jan 15, 2022 / 20:53 pm

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, made an urgent request to Catholics to pray for those involved in a hostage situation that took place at a synagogue in nearby Colleyville Saturday evening.

Book Review: How adoption is a great option for women, families

Jan 5, 2022 / 10:15 am

Is adoption a joyful alternative for parents or, to the contrary, a malevolent option to try to take away women's rights, as an AP story covered by secular media claims?

Archbishop Aquila opens parishes, launches emergency fund for victims of Colorado wildfires

Dec 31, 2021 / 14:06 pm

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver announced on Friday the establishment of an emergency fund to assist victims of the most destructive fires in Colorado’s history.

Vatican agency reveals number of missionaries murdered around the world during 2021

Dec 30, 2021 / 14:24 pm

22 Catholic missionaries were killed around the world in 2021, half of them in Africa, according to a report released by the Fides News Agency and distributed Thursday by the Vatican press office.

Physician blasts Justice Sonia Sotomayor for 'dead brain people' comment about fetal pain

Dec 1, 2021 / 16:22 pm

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor drew criticism from an accomplished physician for comments that appeared to draw a comparison between an unborn child and a corpse, suggesting that fetal movements recoiling from pain can be likened to reflexes in dead bodies.

Pro-life Catholic is surprise winner in first round of Chile’s presidential elections

Nov 22, 2021 / 01:30 am

José Antonio Kast is the son of German Catholic immigrants.

A Roe v. Wade reading list: Must-read books to understand the landmark abortion ruling

Nov 22, 2021 / 00:00 am

With oral arguments for the greatest challenge to Roe v. Wade in a half century set for Dec. 1, readers may be intrigued to know more about the landmark case. These books can help understand where Roe went wrong and how to get it right.

Cardinal Mahony attacks fellow bishops in interview published by the Vatican News service ahead of USCCB vote

Nov 16, 2021 / 13:50 pm

In an unusual interview published by Vatican News ahead of the U.S. bishops’ vote this week on the document titled “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church,” Cardinal Roger Mahony, the retired Archbishop of Los Angeles, calls the upcoming document “totally unnecessary,” because, he says, it “was intended primarily to go after and penalize Catholic legislators.”

This is the book you need to finish out the Year of St. Joseph

Nov 15, 2021 / 09:11 am

Bringing her unique eye for the best of Catholic art, a renowned art scholar has put together a book honoring St. Joseph in a unique way: following the rise of his representation in Christian art.

Renew your call to be holy with Mother Angelica this Advent

Nov 9, 2021 / 11:00 am

Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN and the EWTN Family, fascinated audiences with her ability to address in plain language the fact that, quite frequently, it is difficult to understand God’s will for our lives. Especially when times are tough or when we enter a liturgical season like Advent, in which we know we are called to holiness... but we don't know how to achieve it in our daily lives.

Police identify suspect in Denver cathedral vandalism

Nov 3, 2021 / 17:14 pm

Metro Denver Police announced Nov. 2 that the individual who vandalized the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Oct.10 is Madeline Ann Cramer, 26, who supports abortion rights.