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A man sits inside a McDonald's. Photo courtesy of Chris Arnade.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Death Row and the Back Row

Catholics celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday this week. So this week's program is dedicated to stories of mercy. Bishop Richard Stika... Read more

The icon of Mary Health of the Sick in the Lithuanian shrine of Siluva -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Lithuania, the "map of light" against coronavirus from the shrine of Siluva

We’ve become way too familiar with the maps, whose spots mark the places where the COVID-19 pandemic has struck. The... Read more

Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Condon

Christ is Risen! On this episode of the podcast, Catholic News Agency editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican's revamped financial watchdog: where it's come from and what's in store

The appointment of  a new director of the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) moves the Vatican path toward financial transparency... Read more

A young woman prays in a church.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Waiting for Conversion

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're talking about conversions. CNA Editor-in-chief JD Flynn interviews his mother about her conversion.  Then,... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for the afternoon session of the Amazon Synod at the entrance of the Vatican's Synod Hall, October 15, 2019. /

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis and the discussion on women deacons: looking for a lateral way of thinking

Pope Francis promised it at the end of the Special Synod on the Amazon: he would create a commission on... Read more

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

After the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of abating as this is written, but it’s none too soon to start thinking... Read more

Members of the Knights of Columbus help to deliver supplies in Ciudad Juarez.

Guest Columnist

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

A loving big brother during coronavirus

My youngest son Patrick turns four this week. He is a delight to watch at this age, particularly when one... Read more

Caritas Internationalis in action to help countering the coronavirus -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Coronavirus: the response of Caritas Internationalis

In countering the Coronavirus, Pope Francis can count on the effort of the Caritas agencies spread all over the continent,... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: 'The only basis for justice is truth'

Australia’s High Court has unanimously overturned Cardinal George Pell's conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse.  This week on CNA... Read more

A priest holds palms on Palm Sunday.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Keep Palm and Carry On

Millions of people were affected - in some way or another - by the coronavirus pandemic this Palm Sunday. Public... Read more

Confessional.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

Confession, Conclaves, and Corona

On this week's episode of the podcast, Catholic News Agency editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss some of the... Read more

Photo courtesy Fr. Dave Pivonka.

Guest Columnist

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

White Ribbons: 'I Will Never Forget You'

On the afternoon of March 6, I walked around the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, saying goodbye to students... Read more

Princeton Professor Robert George plays the banjo.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Listen at Your Leisure

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're talking about leisure — what it is and why it matters. We’ll hear from... Read more

A Dutch church closed because of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

What will the Church look like after the pandemic ends?

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss many things on this episode of the podcast, including the week’s most important... Read more

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Building Community in a Pandemic

So much has been said and written about the novel coronavirus that if words could stem a pandemic, we would... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on Nov. 25, 2014 -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Will religious freedom be safeguarded in Europe?

Despite major successes, the EU let the office of the Special Envoy for the promotion of Religious Freedom and Belief... Read more

A woman sits alone in a Catholic church.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Coronavirus Comes to America

This is the second of a two-part series on the coronavirus pandemic.  In this episode, we look to the United... Read more

A red cross ambulance passes in front of the Vatican as Italy prepares for the coronavirus, March 9, 2020.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Italy in the time of coronavirus

This week on CNA Newsroom, Rome correspondents Hannah Brockhaus and Courtney Mares share personal essays of their experience living under lockdown... Read more

Fr. David Burgard participates in "Priests in the Park."

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

Social distance...from our desks

From a safe social distance— 1,493 miles to be exact— editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the week’s most important Catholic... Read more