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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

Christopher Wray at his confirmation hearing on July 12, 2017.

UPDATE: Senators press FBI on alleged deletion of files related to Catholic investigation

Feb 2, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and 15 other Republican senators expressed their demands in a Jan. 31 letter to FBI Director... Read more

Pope Francis receives a delegation from Vietnam’s Communist Party government at the Vatican on Jan. 18, 2024.

Could Pope Francis become the first pope to visit Vietnam?

Jan 18, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Vietnam has one of the largest Catholic populations among countries never visited by a pope. Pope Francis is keen to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a meeting with priests from the Diocese of Rome in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran on Jan. 13, 2024.

Pope Francis responds to resistance to Fiducia Supplicans: ‘The Lord blesses everyone’

Jan 15, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis responded publicly to questions about the Vatican’s declaration on blessings for same-sex couples for the first time in... Read more

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

Bishop Barron: Assisted suicide can never be morally sanctioned

Jan 8, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron is urging Catholics to oppose an effort to make assisted suicide legal in Minnesota. Read more

Actor Shia LaBeouf was confirmed on Dec. 31, 2023, by Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, Bishop Robert Barron.

Shia LaBeouf enters Catholic Church, considers vocation to the diaconate

Jan 3, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf was received into the Catholic Church with the sacrament of confirmation by Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron... Read more

Mass at SEEK23.

Catholics prepare to converge in St. Louis for SEEK24: Here’s what to expect

Dec 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

More than 18,000 people from across the country have signed up to attend the SEEK24 Catholic conference in St. Louis... Read more

Founder and President of the Vulnerable People Project Jason Jones speaks to “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on Dec. 8, 2023.

Vulnerable People Project works to bring heat to Afghans facing harsh winter

Dec 27, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Afghans are facing yet another brutal winter with millions struggling to buy fuel to stay warm. One Catholic organization is... 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

Pope Francis meets on April 29, 2023, with children and adults who are visually impaired and have other disabilities at a Catholic institute in Budapest, Hungary, dedicated to Blessed László Batthyány-Strattmann.

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December

Dec 1, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December is for people with disabilities. 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

Pope Francis meets with the leaders of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at the Vatican on Nov. 9, 2023.

Pope Francis laments ‘innocent dead’ in Holy Land conflict

Nov 9, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Father made the remarks during a meeting Thursday with a Catholic order of knighthood that supports the Holy... Read more


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 speaks with the Conference of European Rabbis at the Vatican on Nov. 6, 2023.

Pope Francis keeps busy schedule despite feeling ‘not well’

Nov 6, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis is continuing to keep a full schedule even as the Holy Father said he was not feeling well... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus, Nov. 5, 2023.

Pope Francis warns against ‘duplicity of heart’ at Sunday Angelus

Nov 5, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

During the Sunday Angelus on Nov. 5, Pope Francis warned against living a double life, highlighting the dangers it presents... Read more

Pope Francis thanks the delegates at the conclusion of the 2023 Synod on Synodality.

Synod on Synodality 2023: Summary report calls for greater ‘co-responsibility’ in Church

Oct 28, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The Vatican’s nearly monthlong Synod on Synodality assembly concluded with members approving an ambitious text calling for greater “co-responsibility.” Read more


Pew study: Christianity still most common religion among Asian Americans

Oct 12, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The think tank said in a release this week that “about a third of Asian American adults (34%) say their... Read more


Does ChatGPT get Catholics? Check out this Jesuit/Dominican rap battle

Mar 4, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

CNA digs into ChatGPT’s Catholic arsenal. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims after the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 26, 2020.

Most people think of 'the pope,' not 'God,' when they hear 'Catholic'

Mar 18, 2020

A survey, published Tuesday, found that over half of respondents thought of either “the pope,” “Pope Francis,” or “Pope John Paul II,”... Read more

World War I.

After 100 years, US Catholicism still bears the stamp of World War I

Nov 11, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

A century after the close of World War I, the war has faded from living memory. But its effects endure.  Read more