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When does Christmas actually end?

Jan 5, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Just how many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree?... Read more

Abortion Pill Reversal seeks to counter the effects of the first progesterone-blocking abortion pill, providing an opportunity to save the unborn child.

Despite censorship, Heartbeat International's Abortion Pill Reversal program is saving lives

Jan 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International, says that last year's unexpected growth in women seeking to keep their babies and... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia. Courtesy photo.

Archbishop offers condolences to those mourning after Philadelphia fire

Jan 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Following a fire in a Philadelphia apartment building that killed at least 13 on Wednesday, the city's archbishop offered condolences... Read more

A Mary statue stands amid the remains of the Greany home in Louisville, Colo., following the Marshall Fire.

'Hail Full of Grace!': Colorado resident pens reflection after losing home in Marshall Fire

Jan 5, 2022

By Denver Catholic

On Dec. 30, a fast-moving wildfire destroyed approximately 1,000 homes and structures in Louisville, Superior and unincorporated Boulder County. Among... Read more

Prenatal blood tests for genetic conditions have become an enormous unregulated industry generating billions of dollars in revenue each year.

NYT report fuels concerns that many abortions are based on false test results

Prenatal tests that show an unborn child to have serious developmental problem frequently lead to abortion. Yet an investigation by... Read more

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Federal judge issues injunction over military COVID vaccine mandate

Jan 4, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A federal judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration and the Department of Defense over their... Read more

Aaron Oliver thinks it's possible to be pro-life and a loyal Democrat. But party leaders want him to resign.

His fellow Democrats want him to resign because he's pro-life, but Aaron Oliver won't budge

Jan 2, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Aaron Oliver thinks it's possible to be pro-life and a loyal Democrat. The leaders of his party think otherwise, and... Read more

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Want to know the history behind the Feast of the Epiphany?

Jan 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

While the hustle and bustle of Christmas ends for many people on Dec. 26, throughout Christian history Christmas lasts for... Read more

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

Can mapping the global Catholic Church help to heal the earth? One scientist aims to find out

Jan 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

When Molly Burhans met with Pope Francis in 2018, she presented him with a map.  Read more

Smoke from the 2021 Boulder County fire over Superior, Colo., Dec. 30, 2021.

Archbishop Aquila opens parishes, launches emergency fund for victims of Colorado wildfires

Dec 31, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver announced on Friday the establishment of an emergency fund to assist victims of the most... Read more

Some say the theatrical presentation of the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Sabina Church in Chicago went too far.

Uproar over Chicago Mass: Did this Christmas Eve liturgy go too far?

Dec 30, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

Some Catholics believe the live streamed Christmas Eve liturgy at St. Sabina Church in Chicago, which featured a jazz band,... Read more

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Arlington priest who oversaw child protection office indicted for sex abuse

Dec 30, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Diocese of Arlington’s former director for the Office of Child Protection, Father Terry Specht, was indicted last week on... Read more

Police officers watch as altar servers enter the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver for the funeral of police officer Eric Talley.

10 heroic Catholic stories from 2021

Dec 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Catholic Church has many heroic individuals, and CNA was fortunate to cover some of their stories this past year.... Read more

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Baltimore releases new COVID-19 protocols

Dec 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has declared new COVID-19 protocols in response to a rising number of positive cases of the... Read more

Red Week in Poland.

Christians still face persecution but there are signs of hope, Catholic charity says

Dec 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Christians continue to face persecution across the globe but there are many signs of hope, according to the Catholic charity... Read more

The earth, photographed by the crew of Apollo 8 in December 1968.

What is Christmas like in space? 

Dec 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

1968 was a turbulent year in America. The Vietnam War was in full swing; Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for the Octave Day of Christmas, Jan. 1, 2015.

Ideas for your (Catholic) New Year's Resolutions

Dec 29, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Should you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, how can you involve your faith in the process? What can... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019.

A look at Catholic newsmakers of 2021

Dec 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The past year had no shortage of news in the Catholic realm, both in the Vatican and beyond. Read on... Read more

Missionaries of Charity house, Calcutta, India.

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity seek swift fix after Indian government blocks foreign donations

Dec 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Supporters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity reacted with surprise and concern to the Indian government’s ruling that the organization... Read more

Bishop Carl Kemme of Wichita performs the absolution over the coffin of Father Emil Kapaun after his funeral Mass at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kan., Sept. 29, 2021.

A year in review: The biggest stories from the Church in the US in 2021

Dec 28, 2021

By Kate Olivera

It can be hard to believe any year could top 2020 in terms of news, but 2021 was a momentous... Read more