CNA Columns

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

Molly Burhans presents one of her maps to Pope Francis and Cardinal Peter Turkson (center) at the Vatican during summer 2018.

Mapping the Catholic Church, Healing the Earth

CNA Newsroom

Oct 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

This week on the podcast, we'll talk to Molly Burhans, a Catholic scientist and mapmaker who is using high-tech maps... Read more

Dr. Jérôme Lejeune (1926-1994). Credit: Fondation Jérôme Lejeune via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

The French geneticist that renounced to a Nobel Prize to defend the unborn is on his way to sainthood

Book Reviews

Oct 11, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Ignatius Press has released the biography of one of the most brave and kind prolife heroes, French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune,... Read more

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The trilogy of illustrated books that should be in every Catholic Household

Book Reviews

Oct 11, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

We Catholics know that the three theological virtues are not only “very important.” They are our only path to salvation.... Read more

St. John Paul II.

Spreading the Thinking of Pope John Paul II

Russell Shaw

Oct 7, 2021

By Russell Shaw

It’s sometimes said Pope St. John Paul II was the most intellectually gifted occupant of the See of Peter ever,... Read more

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Is the US on the verge of becoming a country of many saints?

Book Reviews

Oct 6, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

With a growing number of causes of canonization finding their way to the Holy See, the United States could become... Read more

"A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege" by Father Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., and "The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice" by Patrick Saint-Jean, S.J.

Two new books aim to provide anti-racism reflections, resources for Catholics

Book Reviews

Oct 6, 2021

By Autumn Jones

This year, two Catholic religious published books about combating racism from a Catholic perspective. Father Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M, encourages... Read more

A statue of St. Junipero Serra outside the California capitol in Sacramento, which was destroyed by a mob July 4, 2020.

California governor's signing AB 338 into law does more harm than good

Guest Columnist

Sep 28, 2021

By Christian Clifford

On September 24, 2021, Governor Newsom (D-CA), signed into law Assembly Bill 338. It easily passed both houses of the... Read more

Students attend Sunday Mass at St. Paul Parish in Harvard Square.

What’s it like to be Catholic at Harvard?

CNA Newsroom

Sep 27, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Harvard University’s more than 40 chaplains elected an atheist, humanist “chief chaplain” last month. We talk with one of Harvard’s... Read more

The 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

After 'Roe'

Russell Shaw

Sep 23, 2021

By Russell Shaw

In a long, somewhat rambling piece about the bishops and abortion appearing in the September Commonweal, Peter Steinfels makes a... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021.

How Pope Francis changed Iraq

CNA Newsroom

Sep 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

Iraq is a country where people of different faiths have coexisted for thousands of years, but in recent decades, conflict... Read more

Taliban fighters gather along a street during a rally in Kabul on August 31, 2021 as they celebrate after the U.S. pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war.

An Afghan Christian’s plea: “You are my last hope”

CNA Newsroom

Sep 13, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

A young Christian, desperate to flee Afghanistan, exchanges frantic messages with a CNA employee, pleading for help as the Taliban... Read more

Sigrid Undset, author of Kristin Lavransdatter, writing at Bjerkebæk, her home in Lillehammer, Norway.

The Greatest Catholic Novel

Russell Shaw

Sep 9, 2021

By Russell Shaw

If you think a novel set in 14th century Norway has to be dull, think again. Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York ordains Tom Colucci to the priesthood in May 2016.

Twenty years on from 9/11, how an NYC firefighter became a Catholic priest

CNA Newsroom

Aug 30, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Today, Fr. Tom Colucci is a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. But back in 2001, he was a... Read more