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The new gallery organ sits under construction at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia.

A major organ build in Virginia highlights the ‘multidisciplinary’ art of church organ-making

May 29, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Richmond cathedral’s search for a new organ eventually led it to the firm of Juget-Sinclair, whose build of the... Read more

The nave of St. Casimir Church in Buffalo, New York.

Historic New York church with link to John Paul II struggles to stay open

Apr 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Supporters of St. Casimir in the Buffalo Diocese are launching efforts to preserve the historic church and its worship community. Read more

The high altar at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, Maryland. Nov. 2023.

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore permanently restores use of high altar

Nov 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The cathedral’s high altar, originally built prior to the Second Vatican Council, has now been constructed to allow priests to... Read more

St. Mary’s Catholic Center, which serves Catholic students of the public Texas A&M University in College Station, will dedicate a new church July 29, 2023.

PHOTOS: ‘A glimpse into heaven’: Bishop to dedicate new Catholic church at Texas A&M

Jul 26, 2023

By Jim Graves

Catholic “Aggies” will now have a new place of worship where they can “encounter Christ through art and architecture.” Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

France’s heritage authorities back controversial plans for Notre-Dame Cathedral’s interior

Dec 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The committee expressed two reservations about the plan. Read more

The 12-pointed star of the Sagrada Família Basilica’s Tower of the Virgin Mary is lit up for the first time.

Pope Francis: Sagrada Familia’s new star shines for Barcelona’s poor, ill, elderly, and young people

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 12-pointed illuminated star sits atop basilica’s soaring Tower of the Virgin Mary. Read more

The 12-pointed star of the Sagrada Família Basilica’s Tower of the Virgin Mary.

Star on Sagrada Familia’s Marian tower to light up Barcelona’s skyline

Nov 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The star will be visible across the city, both day and night. Read more

Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona. Credit: Jacques van Niekerk via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Other pics: YouTube screengrabs.

Sagrada Familia unveils ambitious building goal for 2021

Feb 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The construction team at the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona has announced an ambitious building goal for 2021. Read more

A rainbow over Sagrada Família in Barcelona, February 10, 2016.

Sagrada Familia invites medical workers to attend July 4 reopening

Jul 3, 2020

Sagrada Família, the majestic basilica designed by Antoni Gaudí, will reopen its doors July 4 following a more than 100-day... Read more

3D model of the Sessa Aurunca Cathedral, Italy.

3D technology takes pilgrims 'back in time' to Medieval Church

Jun 9, 2015

By Jan Bentz

For fans of Church history and architecture, 3D imaging may be the second-best thing to time travel, allowing them to... Read more

Interior of the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona.

Beauty will save the world – Gaudi's basilica inspires conversions

Apr 30, 2015

By Elise Harris, Alan Holdren

Though the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi died nearly 90 years ago and his best-known work remains under construction, the... Read more