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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.

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by Mary Farrow Denver, Colo., Apr 17, 2020 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- It has been one month since most schools across the US closed their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. The solution to shuttered schools may seem simple, on the surface: move curriculum and teachers online. Teach classes on

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by Perry West Denver, Colo., Apr 18, 2020 / 06:01 am (CNA).- As health experts predict an increase in suicidal tendencies amid the coronavirus, Catholic professionals have outlined how to seek help and to be aware of those inclined to self-harm. Dr. Melinda Moore, a licensed psychologist and assistant professor

A side chapel dedicated to Divine Mercy in the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia. Credit: ACI Stampa.
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 17, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis will offer Mass in a church containing the relics of both St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II. This Sunday will mark the 20th liturgical anniversary of St. Faustina’s canonization and

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Credit: Jochen Rolfes/Archdiocese of Cologne.
CNA Staff, Apr 17, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A German cardinal has said it is “high time” to restore public liturgies as the country begins to ease lockdown measures. Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne said that Masses with congregations should be permitted “as soon as possible” after German

Marie Miller, cover art from her album Little Dreams. Credit: EWTN
by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2020 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Catholic singer-songwriter Marie Miller said she was not prepared for a global pandemic to coincide with the release of her new folk album. As the calendar turned to March, Miller was ramping up for her album release at

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Oklahoma City, Okla., Apr 17, 2020 / 12:55 am (CNA).- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City will celebrate Mass April 17 across the street from a memorial commemorating the 1995 terror attack that killed nearly 170 people. “These were our family members, our friends, co-workers and neighbors. We are grateful

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Credit: © Mazur / www.thepapalvisit.org.uk
by Hannah Brockhaus Rome, Italy, Apr 16, 2020 / 09:06 am (CNA).- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated his 93rd birthday Thursday at his Vatican residence during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. The retired pope, who lives in the Mater Ecclesia monastery on Vatican grounds, did not have any visitors due to the

Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday. Credit: David McNamara/Diocese of Las Cruces
by Ed Condon Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2020 / 11:35 am (CNA).- Bishop Peter Baldacchino of the Diocese of Las Cruces said the Church is the “essential service of hope” during the coronavirus pandemic, and that the Church must “welcome as many as we can” in line with public health

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, was the celebrant at the 2019 Mass for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 18, 2019. Credit: Christine Rousselle/CNA
by JD Flynn Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Archbishop Christophe Pierre was appointed apostolic nuncio to the United States in April 2016, after the archbishop had served as nuncio in Mexico, Uganda, and Haiti. As apostolic nuncio, Pierre is the Holy See’s diplomat to the United

Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday. Credit: David McNamara/Diocese of Las Cruces
by Ed Condon Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2020 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lifted a diocesan ban on the public celebration of Mass and told priests they may resume sacramental ministry if they follow state-ordered health precautions. He is the first U.S. bishop