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Catholic News Agency

Founded in continued response to Pope John Paul II’s call for a “New Evangelization,” the Catholic News Agency (CNA) has been, since 2004, one of the fastest growing Catholic news providers to the English speaking world.

Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2018 (CNA).- The Archbishop of Washington told priests Tuesday that he intends to meet with Pope Francis soon to discuss his resignation from office. In a letter sent to priests of the Archdiocese of Washington Sept. 11, Cardinal Donald Wuerl wrote that a decision about his

Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2018 (CNA).- The director of the Vatican’s press office has confirmed that Pope Francis will meet with the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Thursday, along with the conference’s vice-president, general secretary, and the president of the pope’s commission on child protection. The meeting is expected

By Adelaide Mena New York City, N.Y., Sep 11, 2018: On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead. He grabbed oils for anointing, ran out the door of St. Peter’s parish in New York City, and wandered towards the center of the

By Hannah Brockhaus Dublin, Ireland, Aug 25, 2018 / 05:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In Ireland on Saturday, Pope Francis said the anger of Catholics at bishops’ failure in response to the sexual abuse crisis is appropriate and that he shares those feelings. “With regard to the most vulnerable, I cannot

Virtue = Strength (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
St. Paul, Minn., Aug 22, 2018 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- More than 100 young adults in Saint Paul, Minnesota, gathered this week to pray for the healing of sexual abuse victims and for a purification of the Church in the face of recent scandals. An estimated 120 people attended a

The Verdin Bell Company bathed in morning daylight, which used to be Saint Paul's Church. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Washington D.C., Aug 7, 2018  (CNA/EWTN News).- A new survey of motives of U.S. churchgoers and non-churchgoers reveals that a significant percentage of Catholics who don’t go to church claim to practice their faith “in other ways,” a report from the Pew research center says. Among those who attend religious

By Elise Harris Vatican City, Jun 13, 2018 – Pope Francis said Wednesday that the greatest danger modern youth face is not the array of problems that surround them, but rather, the temptation to mediocrity – preferring to stay immobile rather than making a leap toward the next step. Pointing

By Kevin J. JonesWashington D.C., Jun 6, 2018 (CNA/EWTN News). When presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot in a California hotel on June 5, 1968, his supporters prayed. “After Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, many supporters got down on their knees and prayed the

By Hannah Brockhaus Rome, Italy, May 14, 2018 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Monday he is worried that youth are too enmeshed in a virtual world of cell phones and other technology, separated, in particular, from the real human contact experienced by performing works of mercy. Answering a question about

by Courtney Grogan Washington D.C., Jan 29, 2018 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- A procedural vote on a Senate bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks failed on the evening of Jan. 29, after more than three hours of debate. The cloture motion, which would have prevented a filibuster on the