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How Did Catholics Get ‘Under God’ into the Pledge of Allegiance?

The Pledge of Allegiance didn’t always include the words “under God.” Read more

The best Catholic podcasts of 2021 for your summer

Podcast listenership took a dip in 2020, as the world ground to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. But... Read more

"I Felt the Love of Jesus Pouring Out": Catholics Return to Confession

Whether they’re returning to confession after the pandemic or after falling away from their faith, Catholics have “no reason for... Read more

A Mass said for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome held Oct. 25, 2014.

Traditional Latin Mass advocates appeal to Pope to protect Summorum Pontificum

A federation that advocates for the Traditional Latin Mass has appealed to Pope Francis to protect it, for those "within... Read more

Close up from "The Baptism of Christ" (c. 1482) by Pietro Perugino.

Five Quotes to Bring you Closer to Saint John the Baptist

June 24th is the solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Here are five quotes to help you... Read more

CNA’s award-winning podcast celebrates 100 episodes

Catholic News Agency’s award-winning flagship podcast CNA Newsroom is returning to weekly publication, in celebration of its 100th episode. Read more

Why Catholics are reluctant to share their faith... and what to do about it

Web of Faith: A Curious Catholic's Answers to Theological Questions brilliantly brings together the two things rank-and-file Catholics are craving:... Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics supporting abortion should not present themselves for Holy Communion

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone released on May 1, 2021 a pastoral letter about the worthiness required for... Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.

Catholics respond to Washington Post article and tweet calling Biden a ‘very Catholic president’

Prominent Catholics are passionately responding to a recent Washington Post tweet which said “A rising group of right-wing U.S. Catholic... Read more

Sister Stephanie Baliga of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago runs a marathon on a treadmill in 2020.

Chicago's Running Nun talks about faith and sport

Through the Chicago marathon, Sister Stephanie Baliga and her team have raised more than $1.1M for her community's outreach to... Read more

Dominique Dawes.

Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story

Three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes talks about her conversion to the Catholic faith, and how God has been at work in... Read more

The Church of St. Benedict the Moor in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Priests share hope for new Pittsburgh parish in Black Catholic tradition

Last summer, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh made an important announcement. St. Benedict the Moor, a historic parish in the... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates daily Mass in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Apostolic nuncio in Iraq tests positive for COVID-19 five days before papal trip

The apostolic nunciature in Iraq reported on Sunday, Feb. 28 that the Nuncio Mitja Leskovar, has tested positive for COVID... Read more

Courage offers virtual Lenten reflection

As pandemic restrictions continue to affect in-person events, a pair of ministries for people with same-sex attraction and their loved... Read more

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Report finds hate crimes rising against Indian Christians despite lockdown

Hate crimes against Christians in India increased by 40% in the first half of 2020 despite a three-month nationwide lockdown,... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Cardinal Becciu says Torzi arrest is no 'earthquake'

Cardinal Angelo Becciu has said that the arrest of a businessman at the center of a Vatican property deal will... Read more

Karol Wojtyla with his parents. Photo courtesy of the Dicoese of Krakow.

John Paul II’s mom chose life after her doctor advised an abortion

One hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Fulton Sheen remains will move to Peoria, NY archdiocese says

The Archdiocese of New York will work to help transfer the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a spokesman for the... Read more

Dubuque archbishop hospitalized after heart attack

Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa was hospitalized on Friday due to a heart attack. The archbishop was taken to... Read more

Quasimodo Sunday: How the Hunchback got his name

As fire ravaged the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this month, one artist from Ecuador used her... Read more