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The Seton Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage makes it way from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception toward the Brentwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

‘Come join us!’: Washington, DC’s ‘Little Rome’ hosts 1,200 for Eucharistic procession

Jun 10, 2024

By Tyler Arnold, Zelda Caldwell

The numbers of faithful in the streets drew the attention of curious onlookers who stood on their front lawns and... Read more

The Catholic University of America President Peter Kilpatrick (next to mascot) with Standard Solar, university, and government leaders on June 3, 2024.

Catholic University of America debuts 25-acre solar array, one of the largest in region

Jun 3, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The 42 rows of nearly 15,000 solar panels located on the grounds of the university’s West Campus will provide six... Read more


Catholic bishops sue Biden administration over abortion provisions in pregnant workers law

May 24, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The lawsuit challenges regulations issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Read more

"The Chosen" actor Jonathan Roumie gives the commencement speech at the Catholic University of America on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

‘The Chosen’ star Jonathan Roumie urges Catholic University grads to emulate Christ

May 11, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Roumie headlined the commencement ceremony for CUA graduates held on the lawn of the Basilica of the National Shrine of... Read more

Fertility rose at the end of the Depression and the end of World War II with the baby boom, to more than 3.5 births for every woman by 1960 — then plummeted immediately thereafter.

What is causing our fertility crisis? Catholic experts weigh in

May 2, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The 2023 American fertility rate fell to 54.4 births per 1,000 women, which is the lowest in recorded history. Read more


Catholic University locks down after fatal shooting at Washington, DC, subway station

Apr 5, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The shooting took place Thursday afternoon on the Metrorail platform adjacent to the university’s campus. Read more

Catholic actor Jonathan Roumie during a visit to Unbound's headquarters in Nov. 2023.

Jonathan Roumie of ‘The Chosen’ to be Catholic University’s 2024 commencement speaker

Mar 20, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Catholic University of America (CUA) announced Wednesday that Jonathan Roomie, who plays Jesus in “The Chosen,” will speak at... Read more

A drawing of the Crucifixion by imprisoned Catholic and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai is unveiled by Lai's godfather, William McGurn, and his wife and daughter at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 2024.

Catholic University installs Crucifixion artwork by imprisoned Catholic activist Jimmy Lai

Feb 23, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The picture is now on permanent display by the St. Michael the Archangel Chapel in Catholic University’s Busch School of... Read more


Education initiative seeks to bolster Catholic schools with ‘treasury’ of Church’s tradition

Feb 20, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Institute for the Transformation of Catholic Education was founded at the Catholic University of America in October 2021. Read more

The vandalized statue of “Mary, Protector of the Faith” on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The vandalism was discovered around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 2024.

Blessed Mother statue at D.C.’s National Shrine vandalized

Feb 16, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The statue, located on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, appeared to have... Read more

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, with a capacity of 6,000 in its upper church, was standing room only for the National Prayer Vigil for Life on Thursday night.

2024 March for Life prayer vigil: ‘We must bring light to the darkest corners’

Jan 18, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

The upper church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, which holds 6,000 people, was standing... Read more

Following his release, Bishop David O'Connell (third from left) joined Father Jean Felicien, Monsignor Thomas N. Gervasio, and Monsignor Sam Sirianni at their hotel in Rome.

Trenton Bishop released from Rome hospital after heart attack 

Jan 9, 2024

By Matt McDonald

Bishop David O’Connell suffered a heart attack while in Rome where he was preparing to lead a pilgrimage of 20... Read more

Portiuncula chapel on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Catholic higher ed in 2023: 3 universities that thrived, 1 that decided to close its doors

Dec 29, 2023

By Kate Quiñones

CNA took a closer look at three Catholic universities that experienced impressive growth in 2023 and one that will be... Read more


Major survey finds ‘conservative’ and ‘orthodox’ priests on the rise

Nov 7, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A new survey indicates that priests describing themselves as “progressive” are practically going “extinct” among U.S. seminary graduates, among other... Read more

Father Aquinas Guilbeau, OP, has been appointed the new vice president of ministry and mission for the Catholic University of America.

Dominican priest becomes first VP of ministry and mission at Catholic University of America

Oct 18, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

Father Aquinas Guilbeau, OP, who has been CUA chaplain for the past year, will continue to assist and guide the... Read more


What is Bidenomics and how will it affect the economy and families?

Jul 17, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The president’s economic plan calls for higher taxes on the wealthy, and more spending on education and job training programs,... Read more


Arrest made in murder of Kentucky teacher on Catholic University of America campus

Jul 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On July 5, 25-year-old Maxwell Emerson was shot and killed on the university’s Washington, D.C., campus. Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

After Catholic University shooting death, family disputes DC police statements

Jul 7, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The victim’s parents claim their son sent a Snapchat message just before his death proving the crime was random, contrary... Read more


Man shot at DC’s Catholic University was Kentucky high school teacher

Jul 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Police believe that the two men knew each other, Catholic University of America President Peter Kilpatrick said. Read more


Man fatally shot on DC campus of Catholic University of America

Jul 5, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The university said that the two individuals are believed to have known each other and “this was not a random... Read more