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Bishop Erik Varden spoke to CNA about the role of a bishop, and why the Nordic bishops’ conference chose to publish a letter on sexuality and transgenderism at this time.

‘The truth that has been given to us’: Norway’s Bishop Varden on speaking about sexuality

Apr 5, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Erik Varden spoke to CNA about the role of a bishop and why the Nordic bishops’ conference chose to... Read more


Church and contraception: Experts expose errors in Pontifical Academy for Life book

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nine international experts have pointed out in an open letter the serious errors contained in a book published a few... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, was interviewed by EWTN on April 14, 2022.

Top Vatican cardinal: 'Legitimate concerns' about Germany's 'Synodal Path'

Apr 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Kurt Koch has confirmed Pope Francis’ apprehension about Germany’s “Synodal Path,” telling EWTN in an exclusive interview that critics... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Cordileone on signing letter to German bishops: ‘Christ’s teaching is timeless’

Apr 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

“The teaching of Christ is timeless. It's not bound by any one generation, any one time or culture,” Archbishop Salvatore... Read more

Dialogue must serve truth, Catholic leader says in response to women's conference

Mar 9, 2018

By Elise Harris

A women’s conference in Rome this week called for changes in Church teaching that organizers say would promote equality, but... Read more

Rainbow flag.

Fr. James Martin's LGBT book: Where it's strong, where it falls short

Jun 29, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and... Read more

New York Times Building NYC.

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

Mar 1, 2015

By Mary Farrow

A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York... Read more

Empty Classroom.

Controversial or consistent? San Fran archdiocese weighs in on teacher rules

Feb 4, 2015

The Archdiocese of San Francisco says that far from being condemnatory, the morality clauses in its new teacher handbook are... Read more

Measles are making a comeback, so what does the Church teach about vaccines?

Jan 29, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Disneyland is supposed to be the Happiest Place on Earth, not the place where you contract a highly contagious, once-eradicated... Read more

Global poll prompts call to overcome Catholic divisions through fidelity

Feb 14, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A survey indicating mixed views on Church teaching among self-identified Catholics shows the “difficult challenge” facing Christ’s followers, but also... Read more

The lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison, completed in 2010.

Death penalty debate aims to give public voice to Church

Jan 26, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought will host a debate at the University of Colorado next week on the use... Read more

Church in New Mexico criticizes assisted suicide ruling

Jan 24, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A New Mexico judge was wrong to rule that there is a “right” to doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients,... Read more

“The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” by Simcha Fisher.

Sinners, sex and NFP: My conversation with Simcha Fisher

Dec 10, 2013

“The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” has 95 percent five-star reviews on Despite its growing popularity and critical... Read more

Dr. Christopher Kaczor and his new book

Book busts myths about Church teaching on hot topics

Sep 27, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Dr. Christopher Kaczor's new book addresses some of the most widely-held myths about the Catholic Church and its teachings, tackling... Read more

Catholic school children in the Diocese of Arlington, Va.

Arlington diocese seeks to strengthen teaching with fidelity oath

Jul 13, 2012

The Diocese of Arlington hopes to strengthen teaching in Catholic schools and churches, by asking religious instructors to promise allegiance... Read more