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Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho.

Pope Francis appoints new Catholic bishop of Fatima

Jan 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho succeeds 74-year-old Cardinal António Marto. Read more

Shannon Mullen, Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Agency.

EWTN’s Catholic News Agency names Shannon Mullen as Editor-in-Chief

Jul 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

CNA is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing independent Catholic media outlets. Read more

CNA launches daily Catholic news podcast made for smart speakers

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholic News Agency has launched a new audio news update, designed specifically for smart speakers.  Read more

CNA’s award-winning podcast celebrates 100 episodes

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholic News Agency’s award-winning flagship podcast CNA Newsroom is returning to weekly publication, in celebration of its 100th episode. Read more

Damage after the Aug. 4 Beirut explosion.

Knights of Columbus donating $250,000 after Beirut explosion

Aug 25, 2020

The Knights of Columbus is donating $250,000 to aid relief efforts following a massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month.  Read more

Luke Coppen. Courtesy photo.

Editor’s note: Journalist Luke Coppen to join Catholic News Agency

Mar 4, 2020

By JD Flynn

Earlier this week, veteran British journalist Luke Coppen accepted a position as CNA’s Europe Editor.  Read more

Students and young people at Tokyo's Sophia University discuss the Nov. 23-26 2019 visit of Pope Francis to Japan.

Japanese Catholic youth: 'We want to reach people'

Nov 27, 2019

“Most of Japanese people don’t know we exist,” Minori Takeuchi told CNA last week.  Read more

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in the Vatican Library April 4, 2017. Photo courtesy of Clarence House.

UK's Prince Charles praises Cardinal John Henry Newman

Oct 12, 2019

The Prince of Wales said Saturday that the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman is a cause for celebration among... Read more

Fr. Don Bosco Onyalla, editor of ACI-Africa, stands with the image of Mother Mary Angelica, foundress of EWTN.

EWTN to launch African news agency

May 10, 2019

EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that it will launch a news service for the African continent.    Read more

Catholic Worker Movement women at sexual abuse victims' vigil in Rome Feb. 21, 2019.

Women of Catholic Worker Movement on prayerful pilgrimage for abuse summit

Feb 22, 2019

By Courtney Mares

American women from the Catholic Worker Movement are in Rome this week to pray for the Vatican’s sexual abuse summit... Read more

Gay Lesbian Pride Rainbow Flags on Church Building in City.

Chicago priest removed 'temporarily' following rainbow flag burning

Sep 25, 2018

By Ed Condon

According to the archdiocese, Fr. Paul Kalchik has “left willingly” from his Chicago parish “to receive pastoral care.”  Read more

From the editor: Why are the comment boxes gone?

Sep 29, 2017

By JD Flynn

Some readers have noticed that the comment boxes on Catholic News Agency stories have disappeared from our website this week.... Read more

Alejandro Bermudez, executive director of CNA and ACI Prensa.

A note from CNA's Executive Director on the 'filial correction'

Sep 27, 2017

I never signed this letter, nor do I intend to ever sign it.  Read more

St. Peter's Basilica dome.

Why Catholic News Agency? Our mission

Sep 22, 2017

By JD Flynn

Five days after he was elected Pope, John Paul II met with journalists from around the world. The Pope was... Read more

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UK slammed for media portrayal of people with disabilities

Sep 19, 2017

A United Nations committee addressing the rights of disabled people has rebuked the U.K. for how people with disabilities are portrayed by... Read more

J.D. Flynn, who was announced as CNA's editor-in-chief Aug. 1, 2017.

JD Flynn named new editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency

Aug 1, 2017

J.D. Flynn, a Catholic commentator currently serving the Diocese of Lincoln, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Catholic News... Read more

A year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel remembered

Jul 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

One year after the brutal killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, French bishops recalled the beautiful example of the man who... Read more

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

Benedict XVI tells EWTN: 'Thank you for your work'

Mar 31, 2017

By Elise Harris

Members of EWTN’s Rome Bureau on Friday met Benedict XVI in the Vatican Gardens to explain their work and thank... Read more

How rice bowls can build a 'culture of encounter' this Lent

Feb 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Through its annual rice bowl initiative, Catholic Relief Services has announced it will be promoting a “culture of encounter” in... Read more

António Guterres, the designate United Nations Secretary General.

New UN secretary general nominee a committed Catholic

Oct 7, 2016

The United Nations Security Council has selected committed Catholic and human rights advocate as the nominee for Secretary General of... Read more