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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, Oct 26, 2020 / 04:22 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Saturday that the times we live in are the “times of Mary.” The pope made the remark at an Oct. 24 event marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Pontifical Theological Faculty “Marianum” in Rome.

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that he will create 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory, at a consistory on Nov. 28, the vigil of the First Sunday of Advent. The pope announced his intention to add to the College

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Oct 23, 2020 / 04:37 pm MT (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is indefinitely suspending all public Masses after the weekend, citing rising COVID-19 cases in New Mexico and the approaching flu season. The archdiocese’s schools may remain open. In an Oct. 22 letter,

CNA Staff, Oct 24, 2020 / 06:01 am MT (CNA).- The Bishop of Camden blessed a retreat center earlier this month, naming it for newly Blessed Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who dedicated his talents to sharing his love for the Eucharist. Bishop Dennis Sullivan led the inauguration of the

CNA Staff, Oct 22, 2020 / 07:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus has launched a nine-day novena to prepare for the beatification of the organization’s founder, Fr. Michael McGivney, at the end of the month. The novena starts October 22 and continues through October 30, the eve of

CNA Staff, Oct 22, 2020 / 04:15 pm MT (CNA).- Several religious statues— including two of Mary and one of Christ— outside Catholic churches were damaged in overnight attacks earlier this week, the latest of numerous acts of vandalism on Catholic churches and art this year in the US. Police

by JD Flynn Denver Newsroom, Oct 21, 2020 / 06:49 pm MT (CNA).- “Francesco,” a newly released documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis, has made global headlines, because the film contains a scene in which Pope Francis calls for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex

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Vatican City, Sep 14, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments, sent a letter to bishops around the world, urging a return to Mass, with proper safety protocols observed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Below is the full text of

CNA Staff, Oct 22, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- A Polish city has unveiled a giant mural of St. John Paul II in honor of the birth centenary of the pope whose feast day is celebrated Thursday. City authorities in Stalowa Wola, southeastern Poland, commissioned the portrait, which is

CNA Staff, Oct 21, 2020 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- The bishops of the United States are encouraging Catholics to pray a novena to help form their consciences ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3. “For nine consecutive days, Monday, October 26 through Tuesday, Nov. 3, participants will be encouraged