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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., Jan 21, 2021 / 08:45 am MT (CNA).- After President Joe Biden on his first day in office revoked a travel ban from certain Muslim-majority and African countries, leading U.S. bishops praised the move. “We welcome yesterday’s Proclamation, which will help ensure that those fleeing persecution and seeking

Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2021 / 10:20 am MT (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference applauded President Joe Biden for halting some deportations and preserving the DACA program on his first day in office. “We applaud President Biden’s restoration of the DACA program, and we also strongly encourage him and the

San Francisco, Calif., Jan 21, 2021 / 01:20 pm MT (CNA).- The Archbishop of San Francisco on Thursday responded to the Speaker of the House accusing pro-life Trump voters of being sellouts. In a Jan. 18 podcast with former senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Jan 21, 2021 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago, and Italy is ready to celebrate the author whose epic poem through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven has influenced the art, imagination, and faith of so many down the centuries. Anthony

Vatican City, Jan 21, 2021 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis recognized on Thursday the heroic virtues of Jérôme Lejeune, the French geneticist who discovered the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome. The step, announced on Jan. 21, means that Lejeune can now be referred to as “Venerable.” Heroic

CNA Staff, Jan 20, 2021 / 03:51 pm MT (CNA).- The head of the Knights of Columbus on Wednesday expressed gratitude for the “balanced and prophetic” statement issued by the US bishops’ conference on the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said Jan. 20 that the Knights

On Jan. 21, the Roman Catholic Church honors the virgin and martyr St. Agnes, who suffered death for her consecration to Christ. Although the details of Agnes’ life are mostly unknown, the story of her martyrdom has been passed on with reverence since the fourth century. On the feast day

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2021 / 07:04 am MT (CNA).- As Joe Biden is inaugurated Wednesday as president of the United States, the U.S. bishops said they plan to engage the new administration on issues including abortion, religious freedom, racism, and poverty. “Our commitments on issues of human sexuality and

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 20, 2021 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for “the gift of unity” on Wednesday, saying that the devil always seeks to sow division and discord. “During this time of serious hardship, this prayer is even more necessary so

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 19, 2021 / 02:50 pm MT (CNA).- After the national March for Life announced last week it would be taking place virtually, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair has exhorted Catholics to prayer instead. “Peaceful prayer and witness must and will continue this year—just in a different