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A still from Hallow’s Super Bowl commercial airing Feb. 11, 2024.

Catholic prayer app Hallow to air commercial during Super Bowl LVIII

Feb 9, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Hallow’s first-ever Super Bowl ad will feature Mark Wahlberg and Jonathan Roumie. Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Espaillat of the Archdiocese of New York.

Bishop Joseph Espaillat: How America’s youngest bishop reaches youth

Jan 28, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

At 45, Archdiocese of New York Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Espaillat is America’s youngest Catholic bishop. Read more

Colleen Beckemeyer, Cathy Hencken, Ann Kelly, and Nick Matrisotto, all parishioners of Annunciation/Our Lady of Providence parishes, at the SEEK24 conference in St. Louis.

Adult SEEK attendees inspired to bring evangelization tools back to their parishes

Jan 17, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Several adult Catholics from St. Louis told CNA that the experience reinvigorated their desire to share the faith in their... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz preaches the homily while celebrating Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City before a Eucharistic procession through the streets Oct. 10, 2023.

Father Mike Schmitz’s hit podcasts to begin airing on EWTN Radio Jan. 15

Jan 12, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

EWTN Radio announced this week that Father Mike Schmitz’s “Bible in a Year” and “Catechism in a Year” podcasts will... Read more

Approximately 24,000 people participate in Eucharistic adoration at the SEEK24 conference Jan. 3, 2024, in St. Louis.

SEEK24 speakers see ‘radical openness’ to Jesus among young conference attendees

Jan 4, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Young Catholics attending the SEEK24 conference are expressing an openness to letting Jesus deeper into their lives, several speakers told... Read more

Attendance at the 2024 Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) SEEK conference topped 19,000, a 28% increase over last year.

Massive attendance, enthusiasm at Fellowship of Catholic University Students conference

Jan 2, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Forty-four bishops are in attendance this year — more than double last year's number — as well as 450 seminarians,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience Dec. 13, 2023, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: ‘The Christian must be open to the word of God and to the service of others’

Dec 13, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis on Wednesday closed his catechetical series on apostolic zeal, delivered during his recent general audiences. Read more

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience on Dec. 6, 2023, in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis at general audience: ‘The Spirit is the protagonist’ of evangelization

Dec 6, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis’ catechetical series on the essential components of the proclamation of the Gospel culminated with a fourth and final... Read more

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne of Burlington, VT. Courtesy photograph.

Connecticut archbishop calls for female deacons, moving Vatican out of Rome

Nov 22, 2023

By Daniel Payne

In an interview with a local news station, Bishop Christopher Coyne said he would tell the Holy Father: “Get [the... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to EWTN's Colm Flynn about evangelizing the culture today. October 2023.

Bishop Barron: Church should engage culture with more ‘energy, panache, and confidence’

Oct 26, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Robert Barron said he regrets the Catholic Church’s “hand-wringing” in recent decades over how to share the Christian message... Read more

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius offers Mass on the feast of St. Luke for the Synod on Synodality delegates in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 18, 2023.

Synodality must be at the service of evangelization, archbishop says

Oct 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas also noted how St. Luke’s Gospel “highlights the important role of women in the life of the... Read more

Cardinal-elect Stephen Chow said Sept. 28, 2023, that evangelization in China today should focus on communicating the love of God “without the agenda of turning them into Catholics.”

New Hong Kong cardinal: Sharing ‘love of God,’ not conversions, goal of Church in China

Sep 28, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The bishop of Hong Kong, who will be made a cardinal in the consistory this weekend, spoke to CNA about... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 20, 2023.

Pope Francis lauds Catholic saint who fought to end slavery in Africa

Sep 20, 2023

By Courtney Mares

St. Daniele Comboni witnessed “the horror of slavery” as a missionary in the mid-19th century in what is now Sudan. Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Like Our Lady of Guadalupe, mothers can be great evangelizers today

Aug 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In his catechesis on evangelization on Aug. 23, the pope spoke about how the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe... Read more

Father Josh Johnson.

‘My mission is to form saints,’ speaker at National Black Catholic Congress says

Jul 21, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Father Josh Johnson joined thousands of participants at a conference that celebrates Black Catholics and seeks to better understand their... Read more

Pope Francis appeared in the window of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Sunday, June 18 to make his first public speech since his release from the hospital.

Pope Francis makes first public speech since hospitalization for abdominal surgery

Jun 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The 86-year-old pope smiled and waved from the window of the Apostolic Palace as he gave thanks for prayers and... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square on May 31, 2023.

Pope Francis praises Matteo Ricci for proclaiming the Gospel in China

May 31, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope dedicated his entire catechesis to sharing the life of Venerable Matteo Ricci, a 16th-century Jesuit missionary in China. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience on May 17, 2023 (left) and a painting of St. Francis Xavier in the Church of the Gesù in Rome (right).

Pope Francis: Share the Gospel with zeal like St. Francis Xavier

May 17, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope dedicated his entire general audience to sharing the story of the daring 16th-century saint who risked his life... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square on April 26, 2023.

Pope Francis: Monks and nuns are ‘the beating heart’ of evangelization

Apr 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope pointed to the example of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and other cloistered religious who sustain the life of... Read more

Pope Francis at his Wednesday general audience on April 12, 2023.

Pope Francis tells ‘keyboard warriors’ to put aside online polemics to proclaim the Gospel

Apr 12, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Speaking in St. Peter’s Square on April 12, the pope urged Christians to go out and “get moving” to share... Read more