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Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, blesses the crowd with the Eucharist in a monstrance during an outdoor Pentecost Sunday Mass on May 19, 2024, in Bemidji, Minnesota. The Mass at the headwaters of the Mississippi River marked the start of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, a four-route trek consisting of Eucharistic processions, community service, and other events that culminates in July at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianpolis.

And they’re off! National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes begin with Holy Spirit-powered send-offs

May 19, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage began on Pentecost Sunday with Masses, processions, and prayers a renewal of Eucharistic devotion in the... Read more

Pope Francis participates in Mass on the solemnity of Pentecost, May 19, 2024.

Pope Francis on Pentecost: The Holy Spirit’s work in us is powerful

May 19, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Speaking in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope explained that the Holy Spirit’s “work in us is powerful, as symbolized by... Read more

More than 1,000 Catholics attend the Eucharistic procession in Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2024,

Over 1,000 attend Washington, D.C., Eucharistic procession despite rain

May 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The Catholic Information Center’s second annual Eucharistic procession drew participation from priests, nuns, and laypeople from the area. Read more

Holy Spirit stained glass in St. Peter's Basilica.

What is the Holy Spirit like?

May 19, 2024

By Tom Hoopes

A user’s guide to understanding the Holy Spirit as the Church celebrates Pentecost. Read more


Hospice and palliative care: A look at ‘absolutely vital’ end-of-life support

May 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In contrast to assisted suicide and euthanasia, services such as palliative care and end-of-life hospice care seek to uphold the... Read more

Pentecost painting.

Everything you need to know about Pentecost

May 19, 2024

By CNA Staff

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year, which concludes the Easter... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Tagle as special envoy to National Eucharistic Congress 

May 18, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

The Vatican announced Saturday that the pope has appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle,as his special envoy to the National... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in the arena in Verona, Italy, on May 18, 2024.

Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Verona emphasizes call to be peacemakers  

May 18, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The pope’s one-day visit to the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday centered on a message of peace. Read more

A map of a few of the largest cities that will be traversed by the Serra Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimages.

The longest and grandest of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimages: A look at the Serra Route

May 18, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Serra Route pilgrims will walk over 2,000 miles — across the Golden Gate Bridge, the Rocky Mountains in Colorado,... Read more

A view of the crowd and nearby waterfront at the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 1, 2023.

How life has changed for the girl who recovered her sight at 2023 World Youth Day

May 18, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Jimena is the young woman who regained her sight after receiving Communion at a Mass during World Youth Day in... Read more

Construction projects are underway in Rome as the city prepares for the 2025 Jubilee Year.

Here’s how the city of Rome is preparing for the 2025 Jubilee Year

May 18, 2024

By Kristina Millare

Approximately 358 planned projects in the Lazio region, where Rome is located, are underway in preparation for the 2025 Jubilee... Read more

A map of the Juan Diego Route which goes through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, ending in Indiana.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: Don’t miss these stops on the St. Juan Diego Route

May 18, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The St. Juan Diego Route will start at the southern tip of Texas with a Pentecost Mass hosted by the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021.

Orthodox patriarch anticipates Pope Francis visit to Turkey for Council of Nicaea anniversary

May 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Pope Francis might be traveling to Turkey next year for the 1,700th anniversary of the First Council of Nicaea, according... Read more

Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln credits the support of friends, family, medical professionals, and his golden retriever, Stella, with his recovery from mental illness.

Nebraska bishop shares mental illness story, offers message of hope 

May 17, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln shared in a May 16 letter about his experience with mental illness... Read more

Larry Hogan, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, greets supporters before casting his ballot in the state primary election at Davidsonville Elementary School on May 14, 2024, in Davidsonville, Maryland.

Maryland Republican Senate candidate Larry Hogan backs codifying Roe

May 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Hogan endorsed the plan to codify Roe in an interview with the New York Times, which was published on Thursday,... Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom attends an event with fellow governors in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 23, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

California governor: Pope Francis told me he was ‘proud’ of state’s death penalty moratorium

May 17, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

No one has been executed in California since 2006, due in part to a moratorium beginning in 2019 that Newsom... Read more

School children read about the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis at the celebration of his new shrine at St. Dominic Parish in Brick, New Jersey. Oct, 1, 2023.

Movie on Blessed Carlo Acutis and his love for the Eucharist opens this weekend

May 17, 2024

By David Ramos

“Eucharistic Miracles: The Heartbeat of Heaven” about Blessed Carlo Acutis and the Eucharistic miracles he studied is showing in theaters... Read more

The National Eucharistic Revival recleased a detailed map of the upcoming pilgrimage routes ahead of the National Eucharistic Congress.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: When is it passing through your town?

May 17, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The stops include shrines, cathedrals, parishes, cultural sites, and parks. Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, presides over a press conference on Friday, May 17, 2024, on the Vatican’s new document on Marian apparitions.

Fernández: Vatican’s new apparitions guidelines stress ‘caution’ in discernment process

May 17, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“The Church has stated that the faithful are never forced to believe in this phenomenon. They are never obliged. There’s... Read more

Representatives from the pro-life movement and their supporters gather to demonstrate in Parliament Square on May 15, 2024, in London.

Pro-lifers rally in London amid consideration of abortion amendments

May 17, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Pro-life people rallied May 15 outside the Houses of Parliament in London to protest a set of amendments that would... Read more