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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.

Rev. David Sunberg gives the homily for Rev. Craig Best First Mass of Thanksgiving. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Ars, France, Aug 4, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint, and what it means to be a holy priest. In contemplating the life of St.

CNA Staff, Aug 3, 2020 / 12:15 pm MT (CNA).- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) issued an emergency order on August 3 ensuring non-public schools, including Catholic schools, can make their own decisions regarding reopening for in-person instruction in the coming academic year. The order, issued Monday, came after Montgomery

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Aug 3, 2020 / 10:26 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican said Monday the health problems of Benedict XVI are not serious, though the pope emeritus is suffering from a painful disease. The Vatican press office said according to Benedict’s personal secretary, Archbishop George Ganswein, “the

by JD Flynn and Kevin Jones Denver Newsroom, Aug 3, 2020 / 07:15 pm MT (CNA).- A former board member of a progressive Catholic political advocacy organization said Monday the group’s former executive director, who is now vying for a Congressional seat in Tennessee, defrauded the organization and eventually left

On August 4, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. John Vianney, patron of priests. John Vianney, also known as the Holy Curé de Ars, was born May 8, 1786 in Dardilly, near Lyon, France to a family of farmers. He was ordained a priest in 1815 and became

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Aug 2, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- A Catholic charity that has prepared to open a home for underage victims of human trafficking has reached a resolution with California authorities after it was allegedly pressured to affirm LGBT sexuality, to inject sex hormones

CNA Staff, Aug 2, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- A Polish cardinal has urged protesters to respect religious sensibilities after they attached a rainbow flag to a historic statue of Christ in the capital, Warsaw. In a statement published on the Polish bishops’ conference website July 29, Cardinal Kazimierz

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Aug 3, 2020 / 03:21 am MT (CNA).- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and “very frail,” according to a German newspaper report. Citing Benedict biographer Peter Seewald, German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse (PNP) reported Aug. 3 that the 93-year-old pope

CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 03:47 pm MT (CNA).- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is urging Catholics to fast every Friday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. “In addition to adoration, we have to reclaim an authentic and serious spirit of fasting. Fasting has traditionally been understood

Vatican City, Aug 2, 2020 / 04:35 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis deplored a firebomb attack on a cathedral in Nicaragua Sunday. Speaking after his Angelus address Aug. 2, he condemned the incident in which an unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate