CNA Columns

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

St. Valentine’s skull in the minor basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. Photo credits: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Real St. Valentine

CNA Newsroom

Feb 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

Who was this guy, anyway? Read more

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

Book Reviews

Feb 14, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

"Happiness and holiness are often missing and have been replaced by stress, anxiety, and worry. We are searching for a... Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope

Science, Faith, and Outer Space

Russell Shaw

Feb 10, 2022

By Russell Shaw

I was chatting with a man who had a doctorate in astronomy and now held a top science post in... Read more

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

Book Reviews

Feb 10, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

Catholics are dealing with many complex problems that often leave them confused about the authentic interpretation of Catholic teaching. Enter... Read more

Hong Kong.Hong Kong media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily newspaper Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrives at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, May 18, 2020.

Notre Dame, China, and Standing Up for Human Rights

Guest Columnist

Feb 4, 2022

By Father Wilson D. (Bill) Miscamble, C.S.C.

Notre Dame has had an ambivalent relationship with the People’s Republic of China. Not so long ago, some naïve university... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

Putting the Catholic back in Catholic Schools

Guest Columnist

Feb 1, 2022

By Thomas W. Carroll

This week is Celebrate Catholic Schools Week across America. Catholic schools enrolled more than 5 million students in the mid-1960s... Read more