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Raising Catholic kids: New study suggests what successful parents have in common

Feb 7, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A new study aims to demonstrate the practices of parents who successfully raise children to be practicing Catholic adults. Read more

Father Patrick Hughes shows how to make a traditional St. Brigid's Cross in County Cavan, Ireland.

Ireland celebrates 1,500th anniversary of St. Brigid’s death

Feb 1, 2024

By Courtney Mares

On Thursday, Ireland celebrates the 1,500th anniversary of the death of St. Brigid of Kildare, the Emerald Isle’s female patron... Read more

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Here are 5 Catholic practices to help strengthen your faith life in 2024

Jan 17, 2024

By Diego Lopez Marina

In the constant search for spiritual growth and connection to the sacred in everyday life, discovering new ways to strengthen... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message on the topic of “vices and virtuesc” at his Wednesday general audience on Jan. 3, 2024.

Pope Francis: Never forget that Jesus is beside you in your worst moments

Jan 3, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In life’s worst moments, never forget that Jesus is beside you, Pope Francis said Wednesday. Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández celebrates his Mass of titular possession at the Church of Sts. Urban and Lawrence at Prima Porta on the northern outskirts of Rome on Dec. 3, 2023.

Cardinal Fernández: Offer yourselves to the Lord ‘like clay ready to be molded’

Dec 6, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The new head of the Vatican’s doctrine office gave a homily this week in which he encouraged Catholics to be... 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

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Major survey finds ‘conservative’ and ‘orthodox’ priests on the rise

Nov 7, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A new survey indicates that priests describing themselves as “progressive” are practically going “extinct” among U.S. seminary graduates, among other... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 29, 2023.

Pope Francis: Jesus conquers ‘death, sin, the devil’

Aug 13, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“The powers of evil that frighten us, that we cannot master, immediately take on smaller proportions with Jesus,” the pope... Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

Jul 28, 2023

By Carl Bunderson

The feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during the Angelus Aug. 14, 2022.

Pope Francis: Faith is like fire, not a lullaby

Aug 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Faith is not a ‘lullaby’ that lulls us to sleep, but rather a living flame to keep us wakeful and... Read more

US Gymnastics Olympic Team

U.S. Olympian takes her Catholic faith to Tokyo games

Jul 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

U.S. Olympic gymnast Grace McCallum is bringing both her skills and her Catholic faith to the Tokyo games in July.  Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: How often do we fixate on our problems rather than bringing them to God?

Jun 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus message this Sunday, Pope Francis offered a reminder that the Lord wants us to seek his presence... Read more

Why Catholics are reluctant to share their faith... and what to do about it

May 5, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Web of Faith: A Curious Catholic's Answers to Theological Questions brilliantly brings together the two things rank-and-file Catholics are craving:... Read more

Pro-abortion billboard campaign in Kentucky draws pro-life response

Apr 17, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

“The Catholic Church has a deep and cherished commitment to give voice to the child in the womb and to... Read more

Poll: Young adults more likely than older Catholics to accept all of Church teaching

Oct 20, 2020

A new survey released this week has found that 1 in 5 Catholic likely voters say they accept everything the... Read more

Logo for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

On eve of DNC, Interfaith Welcome Service stresses unity

Aug 16, 2020

Ahead of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an Interfaith Welcome Service on Sunday offered prayers, reflections, and a call for... Read more

Pope Francis during Mass in the Casa Santa Marta May 16, 2020.

Pope Francis: The antidote to worldliness is Christ

May 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The only cure for worldliness is faith in Jesus Christ and in his death and resurrection, Pope Francis said at... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 7, 2017.

You must live the faith to share it well, Pope Francis says

Apr 25, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

To say you are a Christian while not living like one does not show people the real treasure of the... Read more

‘Where is God right now?’ How imagination can aid our faith in quarantine

Apr 22, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Living under coronavirus-caused quarantines and stay-at-home orders, many Catholics may find themselves unable to practice the faith in the ways... Read more

Sr. Mary Gianna Thornby, DLJC. Courtesy Photo.

After Columbine: How one survivor found faith, and a vocation

Dec 30, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Many years before she entered religious life, Sister Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary high school sophomore at Columbine High... Read more