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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.

CNA Staff, May 5, 2021 / 06:20 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis will issue an apostolic letter next week on the ministry of catechist. The Holy See press office said May 5 that the papal letter, issued motu proprio (“on his own impulse”), would be presented at a press conference

On May 5, Catholics celebrate Saint Hilary of Arles, a fifth-century bishop who gave up wealth and privilege in favor of austerity and sacrifice for the sake of the Church. Hilary was born during the year 401, most likely in the present-day French region of Loraine. He came from a

Denver, Colo., May 4, 2021 / 10:24 am America/Denver (CNA). A former altar boy with close family ties to a former Catholic parish in Akron, Ohio, now has a different connection to the church’s edifice: he owns it. Christ the King Catholic Church in North Akron, Ohio has been vacant

The White House, Washington, DC. Credit: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Washington D.C., May 3, 2021 / 15:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). President Joe Biden on Monday raised the refugee admissions cap for the current fiscal year, more than quadrupling the current limit. In a White House statement on Monday afternoon, Biden said he was raising the limit on U.S. refugee admissions

Denver, Colo., May 3, 2021 / 16:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). A new online course to be offered by the Archdiocese of Denver this summer will aim to teach lessons from St. Joseph, in honor of the ongoing Year of St. Joseph. The course for both men and women will be

Washington D.C., May 3, 2021 / 14:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Catholics must be “battle ready” to defend the family and their faith, said Sister Deirdre Byrne, POSC, at an international pro-life conference on April 30. Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, May 3, 2021 / 13:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Catholic parishes across Italy and as far away as the Philippines celebrated what would have been the 30th birthday of Blessed Carlo Acutis on Monday. Acutis, who was born on May 3, 1991, became the first millennial

These 18 Carthusian monks were put to death in England under King Henry VIII between 1535-1540 for maintaining their allegiance to the Pope. The Carthusians, founded by St. Bruno in 1054, are the strictest and most austere monastic order in the western Church. They live an austere hermitic life, their

CNA Staff, May 3, 2021 / 09:05 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis presided Monday at a consistory for the canonization of seven blesseds. The Ordinary Public Consistory took place at 10 a.m. local time May 3 in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican with cardinals currently

Pope Francis baptizes a child in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 12, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, May 3, 2021 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA). The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will open an event on Italy’s demographic winter as the country’s birth rate has hit a historic low. Pope Francis will give the opening remarks for the General States of