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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.

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 4, 2022 / 14:30 pm American pop star Britney Spears is expressing frustration after reportedly being unable to get married at a Catholic church. But there are four main requirements to have a Catholic church wedding, a priest tells CNA. In a since-deleted …

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 2, 2022 / 21:19 pm Kansas citizens rejected a pro-life amendment — known as the “Value Them Both” amendment — during their state’s primary election Tuesday. The referendum represented the first major statewide vote on abortion following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The amendment …

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 3, 2022 / 04:00 am Abortion — a procedure with the sole or primary intent and purpose of ending human life in the womb — is never medically necessary, according to medical experts. Three doctors spoke with CNA about the necessity of abortion, …

by Jonah McKeown St. Louis, Mo., Aug 3, 2022 / 14:38 pm Vin Scully, who called Los Angeles Dodgers baseball games for more than two-thirds of a century, died Tuesday at his home at the age of 94. A gifted orator and storyteller who was dubbed a “poet-philosopher of baseball,” …

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 Carl Bunderson Topeka, Kan., Aug 1, 2022 / 14:16 pm Rosie the Riveter, apparently, doesn’t want Kansas voters to approve the Value Them Both amendment. Her iconic image representing American working women adorns a billboard along Interstate 435 in Kansas City, beside the words “VOTE NO” in large letters. …

By Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, Jul 30, 2022 / 01:47 am Pope Francis said Saturday that he is “open” to the possibility of retiring if he discerns that it is God’s will. “I think that at my age and with this limitation I have to cut back a little bit to …

by Maisy Sullivan Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 28, 2022 / 09:41 am Olympic track and field gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, who broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships on July 23 in Oregon, is using her time in the limelight to share her Christian faith. …

by Edie Heipel Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 28, 2022 / 14:03 pm The Biden administration proposed a new rule this week that legal experts say, if finalized, would force hospitals and doctors to perform gender-transition surgeries and abortions. The rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revises …

On July 30, the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Peter Chrysologus, a fifth-century Italian bishop known for testifying courageously to Christ’s full humanity and divinity during a period of doctrinal confusion in the Church. The saint’s title, Chrysologus, signifies “golden speech” in Greek. Named as a Doctor of the Church in …