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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.

Toledo, Ohio, Jan 19, 2021 / 12:19 pm MT (CNA).- Police in Toledo, Ohio are investigating an arson attack on Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral involving an attempted fire and a spray-painted message on the outer walls reading “Jesus is Black.” A man whom police identified

Sebastian was the son of a wealthy Roman family. He was educated in Milan and became an officer of the imperial Roman army, and Captain of the Guard. He was a favorite of Emperor Diocletian. During Diocletian’s persecution of the Christians, Sebastian visited them in prison, bringing both supplies and

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 19, 2021 / 11:18 am MT (CNA).- The United States has declared that the Chinese government’s actions against the Uyghur population amount to genocide and crimes against humanity. “I have determined that the People’s Republic of China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang,

by Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2021 / 10:45 am MT (CNA).- President-elect Joe Biden invited both Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to attend a church service with him on Wednesday morning ahead of his inauguration, Punchbowl News reported on Tuesday. The service will take place at the Cathedral

by CNA Staff CNA Staff, Jan 18, 2021 / 03:10 pm MT (CNA).- The passing of pro-life icon Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, former National Director of the Pro-Life Action League on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day, is “absolutely fitting,” his son Erik Scheidler told CNA after confirming his father’s death

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jan 18, 2021 / 10:20 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said on Monday that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream “of harmony and equality for all people” is still relevant today. “In today’s world, which increasingly faces the challenges of social injustice, division and conflict that

Kate Olivera Victoria, Canada, Jan 17, 2021 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- When Father Harrison Ayre looks back on 2020 and the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the phrase that immediately comes to his mind is ‘dazed and confused.’ “I look back and I think to myself, ‘Oh, I could

CNA Staff, Jan 18, 2021 / 02:49 am MT (CNA).- As Catholics and other Americans observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, they should renew their commitment to fighting racism, said Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington. “Through Dr. King’s witness and the power of his echoing words, he championed

by CNA Staff Denver Newsroom, Jan 17, 2021 / 02:00 am MT (CNA).- For decades, radio was Americans’ primary source of news and entertainment, before being largely superseded by television, and eventually the internet. Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, radio theater has returned— with the goal of

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 17, 2021 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that great joy is found when one offers his life in service to God’s call. “There are different ways of carrying out the plan that God has for each of us, which is