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Detail from Michelangelo's fresco The Last Judgement, in the Sistine Chapel (1536-41).

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

End Times? Yes and No

One of the more predictable byproducts of the coronavirus pandemic has been an uptick in apocalyptic warnings that the end... Read more

The Governatorato (Vatican City State Administration) building in the Vatican -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican Finances, what is going on? The Vatican City State Administration

Plans for a “Vatican Asset Management” outfit were laid out almost as soon as Pope Francis created the new Secretariat... Read more

Vatican City flag waiving over St. Peter's dome - Bohumil Petrik / CNA

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican Finances, what is going on? Sloane Avenue and more

The Holy See is reportedly seeking to renegotiate the £120 million loan it used to complete the purchase of property... Read more

The Torrione Niccolo V, the IOR's headquarters

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican finances, what is going on? The Malta case

Attorneys for a Maltese business venture involved in a legal dispute say the so-called Vatican bank’s new management care more... Read more

St. John Paul II takes a break during one of his many secret ski trips. Photo courtesy of Lino Zani.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: JPII, who were you?

On May 18, 1920, in a town southwest of Krakow, Poland, Karol Jozef Wojtyla was born. He grew to become... Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: "A resume of moral seriousness"

On this episode of the podcast, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the legacy of Pope St. John... Read more

Guest Columnist

By Br. René Stockman

Where is God in this time of corona?

It is a question that we regularly hear and read. Some see in it the direct hand of God, of... Read more

A man walks the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Pilgrims’ (Perilous) Progress

This week on CNA Newsroom, we share three stories of pilgrimages with unexpected outcomes.  A group travels to the Holy... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: "You just have to laugh"

On this episode of the podcast, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss some of the week’s most important... Read more

Rembrandt's The Parable of the Rich Fool (1627).

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Security in a Pandemic

Security. Safety. Safekeeping. The human craving for protection against harm is universal and reaches its anxiety-ridden peak in the face... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines at a press briefing at the Holy See Press Office during the Synod of Bishops on October 9, 2015. -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Is Pope Francis setting up the next Conclave?

At the end of the last week, Pope Francis elevated cardinals Luis Antonio Tagle and Beniamino Stella to the Order... Read more

A view of Vatican City State -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Coronavirus, how much money did the Vatican lose?

As governments around the world work to assess and contain the effect of the coronavirus emergency on the economy and... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Guest Columnist

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

Lessons learned during past pandemics - from a Catholic perspective

Coronavirus is only the latest iteration of an age-old human affliction. Even now, with the benefit of advanced medical science, our reaction... Read more

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

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: "Saintly Superheroes"

Nearly four decades ago, Marvel produced several religious-themed comic books, including a comic about the life of Pope St. John... Read more

The White House.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: What people will get mad about

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon sit down for another quarantine edition of the podcast. They discuss reactions to President... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: City of Angels

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're talking about angels.  Rome correspondent Courtney Mares takes us on a deep dive into... Read more

The original image of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius /

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The image of the Divine Mercy was exposed for the first time 85 years ago. In Vilnius

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is situated at the geographic center of Europe. The Gate of Dawn is one of... Read more

Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: The Church goes out (like Johnny Appleseed)

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon are back this week for another quarantine edition of the podcast.  They have an... Read more

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Lockdown Debate, Catholic Edition

It now appears that the legacy of the coronavirus pandemic is going to include an ongoing, sometimes ugly debate on... Read more

Pope Francis smiles as he walks by a crowd at the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on July 9, 2015 -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis: the Latin American model as a way out of the coronavirus crisis

Pope Francis’s Letter to Popular Movements on Easter Sunday epitomizes his social thought, which is deeply rooted in the Latin... Read more