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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.

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 27, 2022 / 09:00 am Carlo Acutis slid his books into his backpack when he heard the parish priest knocking at the door. The hoodie-clad teenager had just finished teaching his first catechism class by himself. “Father Antonio, I … I don’t know …

The Catholic Shop has been a part of downtown Madeira for 20 years. The store, which is owned and operated by Dan and Jenn Giroux(cq) offers a wide variety of religious articles, including books, music and gifts to the Catholic community. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
by Francesca Pollio Fenton Denver, Colo., Nov 26, 2022 / 10:00 am As we approach Christmas, it’s time to pull out the list of all those for whom you need to buy gifts. To help you check off your list, we’ve put together a list of Catholic businesses that offer …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Nov 26, 2022 / 05:40 am The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops. A statement released on Nov. 26 said that “the Holy See noted with surprise and regret” that …

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Nov 25, 2022 / 03:02 am Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others were found guilty on Friday of failing to register a fund that helped pay for the legal fees and medical treatments of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. The 90-year-old cardinal and former bishop of …

by Francesca Pollio Denver Newsroom, Nov 27, 2021 / 09:00 am During the holidays, nativity scenes and Christmas trees decorate most Catholic homes, but what about Advent wreaths? Advent wreaths are traditionally made from evergreen branches and have four candles. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent—three candles …

by JD Flynn Denver, Colo., Nov 30, 2020 / 11:35 am MT (CNA).- Advent began this year on Sunday, Nov. 30. Most Catholics, even those who don’t often go to Mass, know that Advent involves a wreath with some candles, possibly a “calendar” of hidden chocolates, and untangling strings of …

by Jonah McKeown St. Louis, Mo., Nov 24, 2022 / 08:00 am In 1621, lacking both the skills and the resources necessary to survive in the harsh territory of New England, European pilgrims encountered a miracle: a Native American who not only spoke English but who also used his skills …

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Nov 23, 2022 / 06:34 am Pope Francis appointed Bishop Richard Henning as a coadjutor bishop of Providence on Wednesday. As coadjutor, Henning will assist Bishop Thomas J. Tobin in the administration of the Rhode Island diocese and should succeed him as bishop upon his retirement, expected …

by Kelsey Wicks Denver, Colo., Nov 24, 2022 / 09:00 am The start of basketball season always coincides with the American holiday of Thanksgiving, lending a proper season to be grateful for the American-born sport. But precisely how grateful should Catholics be for basketball (or any other sport, for that …

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 25, 2021 / 00:00 am A thanksgiving should be made to God each and every day, according to the saints in heaven. In special celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, here are 10 saintly quotes on the importance of gratitude. 1. St. Mother Teresa of …