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Newly ordained priests are vested during their Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

How priests prepare to say Mass

Jul 26, 2021

By Katie Yoder

In preparation for Mass, priests make ready the sacred vessels, linens, and vestments that they use. Afterward, they take care... Read more

Iran and Poland compete in the volleyball tournament of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Pope Francis offers blessing to athletes at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Jul 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

“In this time of pandemic, may these Games be a sign of hope,” the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus at the Vatican July 18, 2021.

Pope Francis: With our small offering, Jesus can do great things

Jul 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“It would be good to ask ourselves every day: ‘What do I bring to Jesus today?’” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis greets an elderly woman during his general audience Dec. 19, 2018.

Pope Francis on Grandparents’ Day: Elderly are not ‘leftovers from life’

Jul 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I worry when I see a society full of people in constant motion, too caught up in their own affairs... Read more

Fr. Árpád Kanyó in the first Romani, or Gypsy, Greek Catholic church.

Meet the pastor of a Greek Catholic church in Hungary for Romani

Jul 24, 2021

By Katie Yoder

When Fr. Árpád Kanyó first arrived at his current parish, he didn’t know the language or culture of the people... Read more

Cathedral of St. Mary, Tokyo

Japanese prelate named new secretary general of Asian bishops’ federation

Jul 24, 2021

By Jose Torres Jr.

Japanese Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo has been named the new secretary general of the Federation of Asian Bishops’... Read more

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of APSA.

Vatican increasing ‘liquid’ assets as it faces financial impact of pandemic, economic officials say

Jul 24, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican's balance sheet showed a deficit of $78 million in 2020. Read more

Dr. William Thorn, associate professor emeritus of Journalism and Media Studies/Institute for Catholic Media at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication. Credit: William Thorn/CNA.

Catholic journalism expert reflects on the moral issues around privacy and data 

Jul 24, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

CNA spoke recently with Dr. William J. Thorn regarding the recent investigation which led to the resignation of Msgr. Jeffrey... Read more

Tridentine Mass in Strasbourg Cathedral, France.

How French Catholics are responding to Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

Jul 24, 2021

By Solène Tadié

A study found traditionalism is growing steadily year on year. Read more

A man waves a Cuban flag during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, July 11, 2021. - Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, marching through a town chanting "Down with the dictatorship" and "We want liberty." Credit: Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images.

The Church accompanies the people in ther legitimate claims, priest says of Cuba protests

Jul 23, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Church is accompanying those protesting Cuba’s communist government, according to a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey. Read more

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks at a rally in Caracas in support calling a constituent assembly, May 23, 2017.

Venezuelan president rejects Vatican letter calling for dialogue 

Jul 23, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela, called "garbage," "poison," full of "hatred" and "cynicism" a letter that the Vatican Secretary... Read more

Major donations mean 'tremendous impact' for Catholic school students in western Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

An anonymous donor and new partners will help continue millions of dollars in funding for a tuition aid program for... Read more

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu, Nigeria was vandalized Nov 4, 2013.

Sympathizers in Nigeria's high-ranking positions stall fight against militants, priest says

Jul 23, 2021

By ACI Africa

Boko Haram sympathizers and others who support Nigeria being an Islamic State are stalling the fight against militants in the... Read more

Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester. Credit: Jeff Dachowski.

Lawsuit brings sex abuse allegations against New Hampshire bishop

Jul 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Peter Libasci has been accused in a lawsuit of committing sexual abuse while a priest in New York during... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Kasper assails Traditional Latin Mass community for divisiveness

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

German prelate Cardinal Walter Kasper argued that the Traditional Latin Mass was a source of division and scandal within parishes... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the final blessing during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions: Has your diocese responded yet?

Jul 23, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic clergy and lay people around the world continue to react passionately to newly imposed restrictions on the use of... Read more

Joseph Cheng.

Hong Kong democracy activist: Most of my friends have been detained

Jul 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Joseph Cheng left Hong Kong after being “severely attacked by the pro-Beijing mass media.” Read more

Mississippi AG asks Supreme Court to overturn abortion rulings 

Jul 23, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to overturn two of its landmark rulings on abortion,... Read more

Bishop Jan Szkodoń, auxiliary bishop of Kraków, Poland.

Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Investigators concluded that the accusations were “not proven.” Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

English cardinal to grant faculties to priests fulfilling conditions of Traditionis custodes

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Many priests in Westminster diocese have requested faculties. Read more