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Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican after the recitation of the Regina Caeli prayer on April 14, 2024.

Pope Francis: Sharing our encounter with Christ makes our encounters ‘even more beautiful’

Apr 14, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis expressed his concern over escalating tensions in the Middle East following Iran’s missile attack Saturday against Israel. Read more

Based on his extensive apostolate on the internet, Dominican friar Nelson Medina offers several tips.

5 tips for evangelizing on social media

Mar 28, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Friar Nelson Medina, a Dominican known for his extensive apostolate on the internet, offers five tips for Catholics to do... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire, which announced on March 13, 2024, that its institute will partner with the University of St. Thomas, Houston, to launch a master’s program in evangelization and culture this summer.

Word on Fire to launch master’s program in evangelization with St. Thomas-Houston

Mar 15, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Word on Fire and the University of St. Thomas, Houston, announced Wednesday that they are launching a master’s program in... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah.

Cardinal Sarah cautions against disunity among Christians, says it’s counter-witnessing

Feb 26, 2024

By ACI Africa

Disunity among followers of Christ is counterproductive to the mission of witnessing the Gospel message and evangelization, Cardinal Robert Sarah... Read more

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