CNA Columns

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass with First Communions in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Rakovsky, Bulgaria on May 6, 2019.

Bishops, Politicians, and Communion

Russell Shaw

May 20, 2021

By Russell Shaw

If you’re seeking evidence of how hard it is for the Church to communicate its message in and to our... Read more

Little Office of Baltimore

Stately, Elevating, Compact: The Little Office of Baltimore can be a big plus for one’s prayer life

Book Reviews

May 11, 2021

By Kelsey Wicks

Tan Books is releasing a newly revised redux of the manual of prayers published by the Third Plenary Council of... Read more

A frame from Marvel's comic book about Pope St. John Paul II.

CNA Newsroom: "Saintly Superheroes"

CNA Newsroom

May 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

On this episode of CNA Newsroom, we criss-cross the globe to bring you the story of how— and why— one... Read more

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

The Pope and Populism

Russell Shaw

May 6, 2021

By Russell Shaw

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

The Vulnerary of Christ

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

Book Reviews

May 3, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

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

The Supreme Court of the United States. Credit: Shutterstock

The Supreme Court’s Abortion Mystery

Russell Shaw

Apr 22, 2021

By Russell Shaw

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

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

Book Reviews

Apr 19, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

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: "Running the Race, Keeping the Faith"

CNA Newsroom

Apr 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Catholic Social Teaching Collection

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

Book Reviews

Apr 9, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

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.

Three Philosophers

Russell Shaw

Apr 8, 2021

By Russell Shaw

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

Annotated Bible

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

Book Reviews

Mar 31, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

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.

Ever ancient, ever new

CNA Newsroom

Mar 29, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

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

Holy Mysteries! 12 Investigations into Extraordinary Cases

Book Reviews

Mar 25, 2021

By Jenny Uebbing

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

The Future Is Here For American Catholics

Russell Shaw

Mar 25, 2021

By Russell Shaw

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

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

Book Reviews

Mar 16, 2021

By Jenny Uebbing

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

Book Review: Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

Europe

Mar 2, 2021

By Jenny Uebbing

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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Lent Around the World

CNA Newsroom

Mar 1, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

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 

Book Reviews

Mar 1, 2021

By

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

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Make it personal

CNA Newsroom

Feb 15, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Last summer, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh made an important announcement; Saint Benedict the Moor, a historic parish in the... Read more

Fr. Jim Wehner and seminarians from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans celebrate Mass along the route of the Endymion parade. (Courtesy of Notre Dame Seminary)

Mardi Gras (and all that jazz)

CNA Newsroom

Feb 1, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

This week on CNA Newsroom, we head south to Louisiana to talk with a few Catholics about the Mardi Gras... Read more