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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somalia-born American activist, writer, and politician and is known for her views critical of Islam and supportive of women's rights.

Outspoken atheist Ayaan Hirsi Ali says she is now a Christian

Nov 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The prominent critic of Islam said she turned to Christianity in part “because I ultimately found life without any spiritual... Read more

Caleb Perkins, 29, was one of several young men and women from around the world who shared their testimonies in videos played for 800,000 people during the Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, in August.

From anger to joy: Young convert shares story on World Youth Day stage

Nov 12, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

A convert summarizes his journey to finding a home in the Catholic Church after experiencing family issues that spiraled him... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus address on Sept. 24, 2023.

Pope Francis: It’s never ‘too late’ to receive God’s love

Sep 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke one day after he gave a strong condemnation of euthanasia on his return flight from Marseille, France. Read more

Rajesh Mohur pictured with Carlo Acutis on the day of his Confirmation

From Hinduism to Catholicism: How Blessed Carlo Acutis inspired a man to convert

May 30, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The son of a Brahman Hindu priest became a Catholic through young Carlo Acutis’ joyful witness to the Eucharist and... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: It’s never too late to begin again

Dec 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Let us not let this Advent go by like days on the calendar, because this is a moment of grace,”... Read more

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


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


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