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Making the Case for Men

Russell Shaw

Aug 11, 2022

By Russell Shaw

These are not the best of times for America’s men and boys. Recent data suggest the extent of the problem,... Read more

Venerable Pius XII

The Pope and the Jews

Russell Shaw

Jul 14, 2022

By Russell Shaw

Two substantial new historical studies of Pope Pius XII’s response to the Jewish Holocaust reach sharply opposed conclusions. Not surprisingly,... Read more

Spray-painted graffiti outside Life Choices, a pro-life pregnancy center in Longmont, Colorado.

The Culture War Turns Violent

Russell Shaw

Jun 30, 2022

By Russell Shaw

America’s culture war has turned violent. The violence has always been there of course, just below the surface, but lately... Read more

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Families Need to be the Focus

Guest Columnist

Jun 22, 2022

By Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

As the president of a global family ministry heading to Rome for the World Meeting of Families, I want to... Read more

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On Scandal and Communion

Russell Shaw

Jun 20, 2022

By Russell Shaw

Central to the decision by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to deny Communion to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi... Read more

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Grandparents and the Faith

Russell Shaw

Jun 2, 2022

By Russell Shaw

In one of the Wednesday audience talks he’s been giving on aging, Pope Francis declared what he called “the alliance... Read more

Abortion supporters rally outside the Supreme court on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

The Father of the Abortion Movement

Russell Shaw

May 19, 2022

By Russell Shaw

In the uproar over the leak of an early draft of a Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the... Read more

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The Trouble with Legalism

Russell Shaw

May 5, 2022

By Russell Shaw

When the Church speaks definitively on morality – says that without exception something is wrong – is it declaring a... Read more

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An important announcement from our podcast studio

CNA Newsroom

Apr 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Please listen. Read more

Dr. Tom Perille, a retired physician and president of the Democrats for Life of Colorado, holding a model showing preborn babies at various stages of development. Perille planned to testify against an abortion bill at the Colorado state capitol on March 9, 2022.

Naming Abortion

Russell Shaw

Apr 21, 2022

By Russell Shaw

The abortion-friendly Washington Post recently provided a revealing look into a debate taking place in the world of abortion advocacy.... Read more

Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rome.

PODCAST: The Beauty of Holy Week

CNA Newsroom

Apr 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

This week on the CNA Newsroom podcast, we want to get you thinking and meditating on the beauty that accompanies... Read more

Holy Week at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Holy Week in Ukraine

Russell Shaw

Apr 7, 2022

By Russell Shaw

Holy Week, the week of Christ’s suffering and death, has a special name this year – Ukraine. Read more

People raise the Ukrainian flag at Pope Francis' Angelus adrdess at the Vatican, March 6, 2022.

Reporting from war-torn Ukraine, this Catholic journalist keeps the faith

CNA Newsroom

Mar 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

How one Catholic in Ukraine is responding to the invasion with prayer and trust in God. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Patriarch Kirill in Havana, Cuba, Feb. 12, 2016.

The Pope and the Patriarch

Russell Shaw

Mar 24, 2022

By Russell Shaw

So there will be no meeting, at least for now, between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow... Read more

President Joe Biden announced on Feb. 25, 2022 that federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is his first nominee to the Supreme Court.

Biden's Supreme Court Pick

Russell Shaw

Mar 18, 2022

By Russell Shaw

Something unusual happened last month at the session during which President Joe Biden introduced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his... Read more

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Father Casey and your Catholic faith after COVID-19

Book Reviews

Mar 18, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

What is God's purpose in allowing the COVID pandemic, with all its devastating consequences not only in the economic or... Read more

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What do Colorado and Africa have in common? Ask St. Joseph

CNA Newsroom

Mar 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

This week on the podcast, we'll tell you about an unexpected connection that continues to this day. Read more

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How to guide kids into a fruitful Lenten season

Book Reviews

Mar 7, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

As we Catholic adults practice prayer, penance, and almsgiving during Lent, kids follow their usually more generous hearts and try... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz is the host of the podcast "the Bible in a Year," produced by Ascension.

How "The Bible in a Year" podcast changed the world

CNA Newsroom

Feb 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

“The Bible in a Year” podcast with Father Mike Schmitz touched hundreds of thousands of lives beginning in 2021. We... Read more

Archbishop Leo Cushley distributes ashes during an Ash Wednesday service in a Scottish Parliament building.

Straight Talk on Ash Wednesday

Russell Shaw

Feb 24, 2022

By Russell Shaw

Why are so many people so keen on “getting the ashes”? The question naturally comes to mind as Ash Wednesday... Read more