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Shia LaBeouf arrives for the Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 3, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

Shia LaBeouf embraces the Catholic faith: Here's what we know

Aug 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

To better understand the steps necessary to enter the Catholic Church and the actor's spiritual journey, CNA spoke to a... Read more

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Online conference to examine ‘proclamation of the kingdom’

Aug 13, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

“The Proclamation of the Kingdom” is an online conference being held later this month to discuss evangelization and the great... Read more

Recent convert Steve Dow and his wife, Amanda, pose for a photo with Deacon M.J. Kersenbrock, left, and Father Bernard Starman after the Easter Vigil April 16, 2022 at St. Patrick Church in O’Neill, Nebraska.

Former Protestant minister embraces the truth of the Catholic Church

May 7, 2022

By Mike May

What would drive a Protestant minister to give up his ministry, to wander in spiritual darkness for a time and... Read more

European Court of Human Rights.

European court sides with Pakistani Christian convert

Apr 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The court said the asylum applicant’s explusion to Pakistan would violate his human rights. Read more

"What's the Eucharist?" Kent Shi, a 25-year-old Harvard graduate student, asked that question when he attended eucharistic adoration for the first time. The answer put him on a path to conversion.

Finding faith at Harvard: These 5 Easter conversion stories will make your day

Apr 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

This year, 31 people — 17 of whom are students at Harvard — will enter the Catholic Church at a... Read more

Peter Forster, who was Anglican Bishop of Chester from 1996 to 2019, and who was received into the Catholic Church in 2021.

Retired Anglican bishop Peter Forster becomes Catholic, news report confirms

Feb 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Peter Forster, a former Anglican Bishop of Chester, was received into the Catholic Church in Scotland last year, a Church... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on April 25, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit reforms the Church through the saints

Jan 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that it takes saints to reform the Church and for this each Catholic is called to... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver says a Mass of diaconal ordination in 2020.

Archbishop Aquila urges Catholics to 're-acquire a biblical worldview' this Advent

Dec 3, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

In a pastoral note for Advent, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver urged Catholics to seek a way of seeing the... Read more

Blessed Emilia Fernandez

This pregnant woman who died in a prison in Spain, became a Martyr of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A pregnant woman who found her faith in a Spanish prison during the Civil War (1936-1939) refused to give up... Read more

Elias Elsayah at Chris and Sam's Barber Shop in Norwood, Massachusetts

From sin to scissors: the barber shop evangelist

May 19, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Six days a week on busy Washington Street in Norwood, Massachusetts, barber Elias Elsayah can be found clipping hair and... Read more

Dominique Dawes.

Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story

Apr 17, 2021

By Kate Olivera

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

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Pope Francis urges Roman Curia to confront the 'ecclesial crisis'

Dec 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged the Roman Curia Monday not to view the Church in terms of conflict, but to see the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address Aug. 30, 2020.

Pope Francis: The path to holiness requires spiritual combat

Sep 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness.  Read more

Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square on December 9, 2016.

Pope Francis: Advent is a time of conversion

Dec 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

As Pope Francis blessed children's nativity scene figurines Sunday, the pope said that the Advent season is a time of... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Oct. 9, 2019.

Pope Francis warns Catholics to not profess ideology over faith

Oct 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis warned Catholics to not turn their faith into an ideology, as he said... Read more

The DeVine Family. Courtesy of the DeVine Family.

How a search for a church, and for truth, led this Protestant family to Catholicism  

Jun 29, 2019

By Jenny Uebbing

Allison DeVine’s conversion began in a preschool classroom.  Read more

Ryan Prasad and Bob Buckham at St. Mary's. Courtesy of Ryan Prasad.

'I've encountered Him' - how one inmate lost everything and found Christ

Apr 18, 2019

By Kate Veik

Ryan Prasad desperately wanted to change his life.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 14, 2018.

Pope Francis: Conversion requires a resolve to sin no more

Apr 7, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Sunday emphasized the need for people to have a firm resolve to change their lives when they ask... Read more

Under pressure, UK to reconsider asylum application of Iranian Christian

Mar 25, 2019

The British Home Office has agreed to reconsider the asylum claim of an Iranian Christian, after it was shown on... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 20, 2019.

Pope Francis tells Catholics not to abuse God's mercy

Mar 24, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The mercy of God is not an invitation to “spiritual laziness,” but requires a sincere and prompt response from those... Read more