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The cover of “Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography” by Holly Ordway.

New book explores J.R.R. Tolkien’s faith and how it imbued his work

Sep 26, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Holly Ordway’s new book, “Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography,” explores the renowned author’s Catholic faith and how it influenced his... Read more

A truck traveled through Mexico City in September 2023 with a message against the indoctrination of children in schools.

Truck circulates in Mexico City with message against indoctrinating schoolchildren

Sep 22, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The campaign demands that educational institutions stop using the controversial school textbooks developed for the 2023-2024 school year. Read more

St. Monica

Lessons from St. Monica for those whose children and grandchildren have left the Church

Aug 27, 2023

By Isabel Barry

In “What Would Monica Do?”, authors Patti Maguire Armstrong and Roxane Beauclair Salonen offer guidance, practical advice, and prayers. Read more

John Emmet Clarke, editor-in-chief of Cluny Media, and Scott W. Thompson, chief operating and financial officer of the Catholic publishing house.

Cluny Media is rescuing lost and neglected Catholic books of the not-so-distant past

Aug 19, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

Two 31-year-olds are giving new life to lost and forgotten works, including those of some of the best-known writers in... Read more

Fr. Marcel Uwineza was only 14 years old when he witnessed the painful experience of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He saw his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister murdered during the civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus.

Rwandan priest forgives his family’s killer: ‘We shared a drink and we were shedding tears’

Jan 17, 2023

By Jude Atemanke

Father Uwineza said he was “invaded by something higher than him. It’s something we can’t forgive on our own. ...... Read more


A Ratzinger reader: 5 books to help you encounter Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 5, 2023

By Matthew Bunson

Here are five suggestions for a Benedict reading list. They span decades and topics, but each has been chosen as... Read more

"The Carrying of the Cross" by the artist Titian is one of the paintings featured in the new book "Jesus in Art and Literature."

Seeing with the eye of faith: encountering Jesus through great works of art

Dec 29, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Pierre-Marie Dumont talks to CNA about his new book, “Jesus in Art and Literature.” Read more

A detail from Francisco de Zurbarán’s painting “The Immaculate Conception” (1628–1630)

Explore the Immaculate Conception through art in video series on faith and beauty

Dec 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Benedictine College is kicking off a new video series today on art and faith with a video celebrating today’s solemnity... Read more

Bishop Paprocki explores link between physical and spiritual fitness in new book

Apr 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois doesn’t generally introduce himself as a runner. His first love is hockey, which, at... Read more

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Scholar’s critique of transgender movement reportedly de-listed by Amazon

Feb 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

One scholar’s critical book on the transgender movement has reportedly been removed from  Read more

Pierpaolo Finaldi, CEO of the Catholic Truth Society. Courtesy of CTS.

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown deals blow to Catholic publishers

Jun 2, 2020

Catholic publishers in the United Kingdom are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the... Read more

Benedict XVI holds his final general audience, Feb. 27, 2013.

In new biography, Benedict XVI laments modern 'anti-Christian creed'

May 4, 2020

Modern society is formulating an “anti-Christian creed” and punishing those who resist it with “social excommunication,” Benedict XVI has said... Read more

Should Catholics care about poetry?

Jan 1, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Do you remember the last poem you read, or heard?  Read more

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CNA's favorite books in 2019

Dec 31, 2019

Here are a few of the best books we read in 2019, from some of the journalists at Catholic News... Read more

Marie Kondo.

What Catholics can learn from ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’

Jan 20, 2019

By Michelle La Rosa

"Does it spark joy?" That question has become a rallying cry for fans of Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo, whose... Read more

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Commentary: A few books for 2019

Jan 4, 2019

By JD Flynn

It’s probably a little late for retrospectives, but if you’re planning your 2019 reading list, here are six great novels... Read more

Memento mori skull on a marble wall.

Memento mori - Why this religious sister wants you to think about your death

Dec 31, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, has had an interesting Twitter project for the last year and a half: she has... Read more

Book Review: Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life

May 14, 2018

The meteoric rise of Jordan B. Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, has resulted in a... Read more

Margaret from The Pope's Cat looking out on the Square. Illustration by Roy Deleon, courtesy of Paraclete Press.

The Pope's Cat: New book series introduces kids to papal office, Rome

Mar 18, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Margaret, the fictional stray cat adopted by a fictional Pope in a new children’s book series, gets an up-close and... Read more

Bearded Gospel Men: A new devotional honoring the hairy and the holy

Dec 22, 2017

By Mary Farrow

You’ve heard it said that beardliness is next to Godliness.  Read more