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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.

by Katie Yoder Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2021 / 15:45 pm Three servants of God are advancing toward sainthood: a 12-year old diagnosed with cancer who offered up her suffering, a man with a special devotion to the Sacred Heart, and a Civil War veteran who joined St. Damian of

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Nov 18, 2021 / 20:05 pm A Christian florist who was sued after declining to create flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding ceremony and subsequently spent eight years in court will pay a small settlement and retire, rather than seek another U.S. Supreme Court

Saint Raphael was born in 1835 as Joseph, son of Andrew and Josepha Kalinowski in present day Lithuania. Saint Raphael felt a call to the priesthood early in his life, but decided to complete his education. He studied zoology, chemistry, agriculture, and apiculture at the Institute of Agronomy in Hory

By Shannon Mullen, Francesca Pollio Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2021 / 13:41 pm The U.S. bishops, meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall assembly, voted Nov. 17 to inscribe St. Teresa of Kolkata, known during her life as Mother Teresa, in the Liturgical Calendar of the United States. The bishops

by Christine Rousselle Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2021 / 15:00 pm Blessed Carlo Acutis will serve as the patron of the first year of a new three-year Eucharistic Revival project the U.S. bishops approved Nov. 17, a designation that entrusts a critical initiative to the intercession of a popular modern

by Shannon Mullen Baltimore, Md., Nov 18, 2021 / 00:00 am Half of America lives within a day’s drive of Indianapolis. The U.S. bishops hope up to 100,000 of those people show up in the Circle City three years from now for the first national Eucharistic congress since 1976. “Our

by Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2021 / 16:20 pm Seeking to rekindle devotion to the Eucharist, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Nov. 17 to launch an ambitious, three-year revival initiative, culminating with a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis in 2024. “My sense, from speaking

This feast celebrates the dedications of two of the four major basilicas of Rome. Saint Peter’s Basilica was originally built in 323 by the emperor Constantine. The basilica was constructed over the tomb of Peter the Apostle, the Church’s first Pope. After standing for more than a thousand years, Pope

by Shannon Mullen Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2021 / 10:55 am The U.S. Catholics bishops overwhelmingly voted to approve a new document on the Eucharist Wednesday that highlights the sacrament’s indispensable role in the life of the Church. The vote, coming during the annual fall assembly of the the United

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019. Credit: Kate Veik/CNA
by Christine Rousselle Baltimore, Md., Nov 16, 2021 / 15:28 pm Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected six new chairmen-elect on Nov. 16 at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The chairmen-elect will serve in the role for one year before assuming the position of “chairman”