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Police officers watch as altar servers enter the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver for the funeral of police officer Eric Talley.

10 heroic Catholic stories from 2021

Dec 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Catholic Church has many heroic individuals, and CNA was fortunate to cover some of their stories this past year.... Read more

Ground zero cross.

The brutal, powerful 9/11 stories of Catholic priests

Sep 11, 2018

By Adelaide Mena

On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2011, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead.  Read more

Fr. Emil J. Kapaun.

Heroic Korean War priest remembered by prison-mate

Apr 9, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A fellow prisoner of war has fondly recalled the heroism of Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain who died... Read more

Arturo Martinez-Sanchez reads a statement at the press conference with one of his sons. Photo used with permission.

Catholic faith moves man to forgiveness after murder of wife and daughter

Jul 18, 2012

Arturo Martinez-Sanchez says he had no choice but to forgive the man suspected of sexually assaulting and killing his wife... Read more

Maria Pitman and her daughter Johannah. Photo courtesy of the Pitman Family.

'Mom of the Year' nominee refused abortion despite cancer battle

Jul 13, 2012

The women who were nominated for Walmart’s Canadian “Mom of the Year” contest have many outstanding qualities, but few can... Read more

The late Irena Sendler.

Tribute concert held for Catholic who saved Jewish children

Jul 9, 2012

A concert was held July 5 at the Melbourne Recital Centre to remember Irena Sendler, the Polish Catholic who saved... Read more