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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.

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

by Carl Bunderson New York City, N.Y., Aug 2, 2020 / 03:18 am MT (CNA).- Today’s feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, said one friar. The

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Aug 1, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Bishops and school superintendents across the US are emphasizing the importance of in-person education for the coming fall term, and are seeking to reassure parents that schools are taking the precautions necessary to keep children safe. In

CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 07:15 pm MT (CNA).- An unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, severely damaging the chapel and a devotional image of Christ more than three centuries old. “This was a planned act, very calmly

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 31, 2020 / 01:28 pm MT (CNA).- A Hawaiian Catholic catechist said that St. Damien of Molokai is a “hero” to the Hawaiian people, after a prominent congresswoman claimed the statue honoring him in the U.S. Capitol is part of colonialism and “patriarchy

CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Since 2014, Fr. Roger Dawson has run a retreat house in the idyllic countryside of north Wales. When the U.K. went into lockdown in March, he was forced to cancel retreats. But he was determined to find a new way

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Aug 1, 2020 / 06:01 am MT (CNA).- In Washington state, one of the first coronavirus hotspots in the United States, an empty Catholic retreat center will temporarily transform into a quarantine facility for coronavirus patients, the Diocese of Spokane has announced. In February, the

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jul 31, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- As the beginning of the fall school term approaches, Catholic schools in dioceses across the U.S. are asking the parents of students returning in person to sign waivers of liability amid the risk of coronavirus infection. At

CNA Staff, Jul 30, 2020 / 05:01 pm MT (CNA).- The president of Loyola University Maryland announced Friday that the Flannery O’Connor Residence Hall was being renamed, saying, “some of her personal writings reflected a racist perspective.” The hall is to be renamed for Sister Thea Bowman, a member of

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 30, 2020 / 11:04 am MT (CNA).- San Francisco’s first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert whose faith helped him endure years of racial abuse within the department, will have a city street named after him. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously June 14 to name a