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Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 28, 2021.

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

The Pope and Populism

Is Pope Francis a populist? The simple answer is no. A better answer is necessarily more complicated. Read more

The Vulnerary of Christ

Book Reviews

By Alejandro Bermudez

The strange, fascinating story of a Catholic book no one should miss

The story of The Vulnerary of Christ could have been written by a Catholic-friendly Dan Brown. How it ended up... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

The Supreme Court’s Abortion Mystery

Imagine trying to follow a game whose rules and objectives you don’t know and whose players aren’t letting on. That... Read more

Catholic Stories of Faith and Hope

Book Reviews

By Alejandro Bermudez

Catholic Stories of Faith and Hope: How God brings Good out of Suffering

Why do bad things happen to good people? It’s a dilemma that has haunted every community that has believed in... Read more

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: "Running the Race, Keeping the Faith"

What does it mean to be both physically and spiritually fit? Read more

Catholic Social Teaching Collection

Book Reviews

By Alejandro Bermudez

Want to know more about Catholic Social Teaching? Here’s a primer

A Catholic president who prays the rosary and receives Holy Communion, but opposes fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church has... Read more

Germain Grisez. Courtesy of Mt. St. Mary's University.

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Three Philosophers

Intellectual confusion resembling a smog of the mind has been a deadening presence in Catholicism in the years since Vatican... Read more

Annotated Bible

Book Reviews

By Alejandro Bermudez

Annotating the Scriptures? This new Bible will provide plenty of room… and inspiration

Most of us Catholics have a love relationship with that worn down, annotated, highlighted and dog-eared Bible. That unique Bible... Read more

People holding candles.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Ever ancient, ever new

In celebration of Holy Week, CNA's Senior Rome Correspondent Hannah Brockhaus explores a few of the Church's earliest pilgrimage traditions... Read more

Book Reviews

By Jenny Uebbing

Holy Mysteries! 12 Investigations into Extraordinary Cases

A few weeks ago while making the circle around our block, a friendly neighbor lady synched up with the snail’s... Read more

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

The Future Is Here For American Catholics

Eight years ago I published a book called American Church. The subtitle explained what it was about: “The Remarkable Rise,... Read more

Book Reviews

By Jenny Uebbing

New children’s book blends the genius of two beloved Catholic artists during the season of Resurrection

Fans of beloved children's illustrator Tomie DePaola will be delighted by this newly released imprint of an Easter title; his... Read more

Europe

By Jenny Uebbing

Book Review: Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

Most parenting books fall into one of two categories: hopelessly aspirational – these often being written by relatively new parents... Read more

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CNA Newsroom: "Lent Around the World"

This week on the CNA Newsroom podcast, we travel to Lebanon, Timor-Leste, Madagascar, El Salvador and China to hear about... Read more

Laying #Rules For Engagement in the digital minefield 

I must confess to an interior eye roll when I first picked up the slim, colorful volume emblazoned with the... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: Ed’s Quick Takes on the Week

CNA's DC Editor Ed Condon takes the lead on the podcast, giving you the rundown of this week's top stories. ... Read more

Advent wreath.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Candles Amid the Rubble

This week on CNA Newsroom, we take a look at how the season of Advent can be celebrated - even... Read more

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Saving Catholic Schools

A little over two centuries ago – in 1810, to be precise – a brave, devout woman named Elizabeth Ann... Read more

Baptism.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: It’s Canonical Big Block of Cheese Day!

Editors - and canon lawyers - JD Flynn and Ed Condon take questions from listeners in this special Thanksgiving episode. Questions include... Read more

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: "It's Still Thanksgiving"

This week we revisit an episode that first aired during Nov. 2019, and offer some pandemic-related updates. EWTN’s Father Mitch... Read more