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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.

Today, July 15, marks the feast day of St. Bonaventure, who is called “The Seraphic Doctor” of the Church. St. Bonaventure is known for his leadership of the Franciscans and his great intellectual contributions to theology and philosophy. St. Bonaventure was born in Bagnorea in Tuscany, Italy. He is widely

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 13:00 pm The Order of Friars Minor announced Tuesday the election of Rome-native Fr. Massimo Fusarelli to be their newest minister general. Fusarelli, 58, was elected by the order for a term of six years. The election was confirmed by Cardinal

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 14:00 pm The Catholic archbishop of Tokyo has asked visiting Olympic athletes and coaches to refrain from attending local Catholic churches to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi said on July 12 that the Tokyo archdiocese had made

Students and other participants hold signs at the 2020 March for Life in Washington, DC, on Jan. 24, 2020. Credit: Peter Zelasko/CNA
by CNA Staff Washington D.C., Jul 13, 2021 / 16:00 pm A proposed federal spending bill is the most extreme pro-abortion funding bill in the history of the United States, said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a July 14 statement. The current Labor, Health and Human Services,

Denver Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 20:01 pm Four Cuban-American bishops issued a statement Tuesday indicating their support for Cubans seeking recognition of their human rights, following protest’s of the island’s communist government. “We, Cuban-American bishops, join in solidarity with the Cuban people in their quest for responses to their

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jul 14, 2021 / 04:30 am Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Wednesday after spending 11 days in a Rome hospital to recover from colon surgery. The Vatican said on July 14 that Pope Francis was discharged from Gemelli Hospital shortly after 10:30 a.m.

On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe. Kateri was born in Auriesville, New York, in

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jul 13, 2021 / 04:50 am On the pope’s 10th day in the hospital following intestinal surgery, the Vatican said that Pope Francis’ ongoing medical treatment would allow him to “return to the Vatican as soon as possible.” “The Holy Father is continuing his planned

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jul 13, 2021 / 06:00 am The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis appointed Illinois priest Msgr. John C. Iffert to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. Iffert, 53, will succeed Covington’s 10th bishop, Roger J. Foys, whose resignation was accepted

On July 13, the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of St. Henry II, a German king who led and defended Europe’s Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the first millennium. St. Henry was born in 972 to Duke Henry of Bavaria and Princess Gisela of Burgundy. During his youth,