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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 Charlotte Evans Canterbury, England, Aug 5, 2022 / 09:26 am In ecumenical discussions at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England, Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, has said that most Anglicans recognize the pope as “the father of the Church in the West.” Welby said that he is “not proud” of the …

by Solène Tadié Budapest, Hungary, Aug 5, 2022 / 01:04 am The European Commission’s 2022 Rule of Law report has once again singled out Poland and Hungary, accusing both countries of not addressing “serious concerns,” including breaches in their judiciary and media systems. The report identified stark differences between the EU and the two countries. But …

by Jonah McKeown Denver, Colo., Aug 5, 2022 / 17:00 pm After years of service to the elderly in the Archdiocese of Denver, the Little Sisters of the Poor announced this week their intention to withdraw from a nursing home they have operated for more than a century, citing the …

Both Roman and Eastern rite Catholics celebrate the Church’s feast of the Transfiguration today, August 6, on its traditional date for both calendars. The feast commemorates one of the pinnacles of Jesus’ earthly life, when he revealed his divinity to three of his closest disciples by means of a miraculous …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Aug 4, 2022 / 09:40 am The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis has appointed a “personal health care assistant.” Pope Francis has selected Massimiliano Strappetti, a Vatican nurse whom the pope has credited with saving his life, to provide additional assistance as the 85-year-old pope …

by Joe Bukuras Nashville, Tenn., Aug 4, 2022 / 12:00 pm The famous Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, has hosted stars such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, and many more. But it wasn’t until Aug. 1 that a band of wisecracking, bluegrass-playing, …

by Edie Heipel Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 4, 2022 / 12:02 pm The tragic death of Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski and her two staff members, Emma Thomson and Zachery Potts, in a car accident Wednesday afternoon has left many in the nation’s capital mourning the loss of the Indiana congresswoman, …

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, …