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

A Vatican Observer

Apr 21, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

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CNA Newsroom: Death Row and the Back Row

CNA Newsroom

Apr 20, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

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

A Vatican Observer

Apr 19, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Condon

CNA Editor's Desk

Apr 17, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

A young woman prays in a church.

CNA Newsroom: Waiting for Conversion

CNA Newsroom

Apr 16, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

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

A Vatican Observer

Apr 16, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

After the pandemic

Russell Shaw

Apr 9, 2020

By Russell Shaw

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

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

A Vatican Observer

Apr 9, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

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

A loving big brother during coronavirus

Guest Columnist

Apr 8, 2020

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

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

Cardinal George Pell.

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

CNA Editor's Desk

Apr 7, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

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Coronavirus: the response of Caritas Internationalis

A Vatican Observer

Apr 7, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

A priest holds palms on Palm Sunday.

CNA Newsroom: Keep Palm and Carry On

CNA Newsroom

Apr 6, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

Confessional.

Confession, Conclaves, and Corona

CNA Editor's Desk

Apr 2, 2020

By CNA Staff

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.

White Ribbons: 'I Will Never Forget You'

Guest Columnist

Mar 31, 2020

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

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: Listen at Your Leisure

CNA Newsroom

Mar 30, 2020

By CNA Staff

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.

What will the Church look like after the pandemic ends?

CNA Editor's Desk

Mar 27, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

Building Community in a Pandemic

Russell Shaw

Mar 26, 2020

By Russell Shaw

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

A woman sits alone in a Catholic church.

CNA Newsroom: Coronavirus Comes to America

CNA Newsroom

Mar 24, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

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Will religious freedom be safeguarded in Europe?

A Vatican Observer

Mar 24, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

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

CNA Newsroom: Italy in the time of coronavirus

CNA Newsroom

Mar 23, 2020

By CNA Staff

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