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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.

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square Sept. 21, 2016. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jan 13, 2020 / 07:01 am (CNA).- A Vatican spokesman said Monday that Pope Francis’ position on priestly celibacy is “known,” quoting the pontiff’s remarks in a January 2019 press conference, in which he said he does not agree with making priestly celibacy “optional” in

Vatican City, Jan 12, 2020 / 04:44 pm (CNA).- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, have co-authored a book on the crisis in the Church and on priestly ministry. “From the Depths of Our Hearts” will be published in English by

Boston, Mass., Jan 4, 2020 / 04:20 pm (CNA).- In the latest move from Massachusetts state legislators to block abortion restrictions and expand access to the procedure, state Sen. Harriet Chandler has introduced a bill that would remove the longstanding requirement for teens to obtain parental consent before getting an

Melbourne, Australia, Jan 5, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- As fires throughout parts of Australia continue to worsen, the Archbishop of Melbourne called for prayers and encouraged Catholics to donate to those in need. “On this first weekend of the New Year, we should be focusing on the joy of

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Jan. 1, 2020. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA.
By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 1, 2020 / 05:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis began the new year with a call for the dignity of women to be honored — not exploited for profit and pornography — in 2020. “How many times is the woman’s body sacrificed on the profane

Former NFL player and Unity School co-founder Matt Birk. Credit: Ravens by Richard Lippenholz at Ravens Practice Balto Co/wikimedia. CC BY 2.0
by Perry West Minneapolis, Minn., Dec 31, 2019 / 03:00 am (CNA).- Not everyone who goes to high school will go to college, the founders of a new Minnesota high school say, but everyone should be prepared for leadership, service, and virtuous lives. Preparation for a good life, no matter

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 1, 2020 / 09:27 am (CNA).- The crisis facing the Catholic Church today has arisen from an attempt – even by some within the Church – to align with the culture and abandon the teachings of the faith, said Cardinal Gerhard Mueller Jan. 1. “The crisis in

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address Jan. 1, 2020. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA
By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 1, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis apologized Wednesday for losing his patience with a woman who grabbed his arm in St. Peter’s Square on New Year’s Eve. “Many times we lose our patience; me too. I apologize for yesterday’s bad example,” Pope

Sr. Mary Gianna Thornby, DLJC. Courtesy Photo.
By Jonah McKeown Denver, Colo., Dec 30, 2019 / 07:01 am (CNA).- Many years before she entered religious life, Sister Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary high school sophomore at Columbine High School in the suburbs of Denver. Like many high schoolers, she occasionally struggled with her identity, had experienced

Pope Francis greets families of Vatican City employees Dec. 21, 2017. Credit: Vatican Media
By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Dec 29, 2019 / 05:30 am (CNA).- On the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged families to get off their cell phones and talk to one another. “In your family, do you know how to communicate with each other, or