CNA Columns

Sister Sue Ann Hall (left) and Sister Delores Vogt welcome visitors to Our Lady of Guadalupe convent in St. Louis.

Abortions trickle at St. Louis clinic after convent opens across the street

CNA Newsroom

Jan 18, 2022

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Our Lady of Guadalupe convent in St. Louis has an unlikely neighbor: an abortion clinic. Since the convent opened in... Read more

Huck and Jim on their raft, illustration by E.W. Kemble from the 1884 edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Solving Our Race Problem

Russell Shaw

Jan 13, 2022

By Russell Shaw

Here is today’s quiz: What 19th century novel points the way to a lasting solution to the racial tensions afflicting... Read more

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

Book Reviews

Jan 5, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

Is adoption a joyful alternative for parents or, to the contrary, a malevolent option to try to take away women's... Read more

Rotary phone.

Who ya gonna call...for prayers?

CNA Newsroom

Jan 5, 2022

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

An innovative prayer hotline has been a surprising success since its launch at the beginning of the pandemic. Read more

Keara Brown, originally from Columbus, Ohio, came with her Washington, D.C. team from pro-life group Live Action. They attended the pro-life rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021.

Waiting for Dobbs

Russell Shaw

Dec 30, 2021

By Russell Shaw

The Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision on abortion almost certainly is a done deal. The justices and their clerks know the... Read more

John Kraemer holds a large Lego cross that will form the basis for his church building's roof.

This disability advocate builds a new Catholic Church each year...out of Legos

CNA Newsroom

Dec 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

John Kraemer isn’t an architect, but he’s probably built more buildings than a lot of real architects. The only difference?... Read more

The Journey to Bethlehem, a mosaic in Istanbul's Chora Church, c. 1315.

Leaving Home for Christmas

Russell Shaw

Dec 17, 2021

By Russell Shaw

Although coming home for Christmas is a beautiful holiday tradition greatly to be cherished, it nevertheless occurs to me that... Read more

The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The Common Thread

Guest Columnist

Dec 10, 2021

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

The priests and brothers of the Franciscan Third Order Regular who founded Franciscan University of Steubenville believed the school would... Read more

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green.

This bishop braves the Australian Outback daily to care for his Catholics

CNA Newsroom

Dec 6, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green leads the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes in the Australian Outback. He tells us about the extraordinary challenges and... Read more

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A Fair Shake for Parental Choice?

Russell Shaw

Dec 2, 2021

By Russell Shaw

Four years ago, in a case from Missouri, a majority of justices of the Supreme Court agreed that a Lutheran... Read more

Protestors hold signs at the 2020 March of Life.

End of the line for Roe v. Wade?

Russell Shaw

Nov 22, 2021

By Russell Shaw

Starting Dec. 1, the nine justices of the Supreme Court will begin work in earnest on what already looks to... Read more

Black Elk (L) and Elk of the Oglala Lakota (R) 1887. Public Domain.

The powerful witness of Native American Catholics

CNA Newsroom

Nov 22, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Pablo Tac was a young Luiseño Indian man who wished to become a missionary priest. A petition to open his... Read more

Cover of "The Silent Knight: A History of St. Joseph as Depicted in Art" by Elizabeth Lev.

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

Book Reviews

Nov 15, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Bringing her unique eye for the best of Catholic art, a renowned art scholar has put together a book honoring... Read more

Mother Angelica. Photo courtesy EWTN.

Renew your call to be holy with Mother Angelica this Advent

Book Reviews

Nov 9, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN and the EWTN Family, fascinated audiences with her ability to address in plain language... Read more

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National (Dis)unity

Russell Shaw

Nov 4, 2021

By Russell Shaw

Are the bonds of American national unity becoming dangerously frayed? To judge from a steady stream of books, op ed... Read more

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How to bring back the joy of courtship to strengthen Catholic marriages

Book Reviews

Oct 28, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

How much would your marriage benefit if someone would plan for you one date of emotional and spiritual intimacy?  Dana... Read more

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti.

Diary of an Exorcist

CNA Newsroom

Oct 25, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti has been an exorcist in the Archdiocese of Washington for more than a dozen years. He shares... Read more

William Blake's 'Dante and Virgil before the Angelic Guardian of the Gate of Purgatory' (1826-7)

Why Purgatory?

Russell Shaw

Oct 21, 2021

By Russell Shaw

Coming just after Hell and just before Heaven, the second of the three books that make up Dante’s Divine Comedy... Read more

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Is there a Catholic way to deal with the current financial world?

Book Reviews

Oct 20, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

As the financial world becomes more complex, and ways to make money - from shorting stocks to acquiring crypto currency... Read more

Organizers and a limited number of participants march in the 48th annual March for Life in Washington D.C., Jan. 29, 2021.

Roe v Wade: Unconstitutional and Unjust

Guest Columnist

Oct 12, 2021

By Dr. Patrick Lee

The Supreme Court, in the Dobbs v Jackson case, will soon decide whether or not to reverse Roe v Wade,... Read more