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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.

On July 26 the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anne. The couple’s faith and perseverance brought them through the sorrow of childlessness, to the joy of conceiving and raising the immaculate and sinless woman who would give birth to Christ. The New …

Today, July 23, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bridget of Sweden. Bridget received visions of Christ’s suffering many times throughout her life, and went on to found the order of the Most Holy Savior. Daughter of Birger Persson, the governor and provincial judge of Uppland, and of …

by AC Wimmer CNA Newsroom, Jul 22, 2022 / 09:42 am The latest warning by the Holy See about the risk of a new schism from Germany arising from the “Synodal Way” has been rejected and met with “astonishment” by its organizers, who in turn accused Rome of not acting like a …

by Courtney Mares, Shannon Mullen, Joe Bukuras Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2022 / 08:00 am Cardinal Wilton Gregory announced Friday that the Traditional Latin Mass will be restricted to three locations in the Archdiocese of Washington. Starting Sept. 21, the Extraordinary Form of the Mass will only be allowed to be offered …

On July 22, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Mary Magdelene, one of the most prominent women mentioned in the New Testament. Her name comes from the town of Magdala in Galilee, where she was born. Scripture introduces her as a woman “who had been healed of evil spirits …

by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 20, 2022 / 16:07 pm An arrest has been made in connection with the arson and vandalism of both a Catholic church and a Methodist church in Bethesda, Maryland, that occurred on July 9 and July 10. Peter Piringer, a spokesman for the …

by AC Wimmer Vatican City, Jul 21, 2022 / 07:25 am The Vatican has issued another warning of a new schism from Germany coming out of the “Synodal Way.” “The ‘Synodal Way’ in Germany does not have the power to compel bishops and the faithful to adopt new forms of …

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 21, 2022 / 01:00 am Pope Francis, on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, issued a letter to Catholics on the liturgy and the celebration of the Mass. The letter was published just before the July 16 anniversary of his controversial motu proprio Traditionis …

by Andrea Gagliarducci Rome Newsroom, Jul 20, 2022 / 03:55 am With speculation running rife whether Pope Francis could resign, and whether he might retire to a residence in the Vatican Gardens like Benedict XVI, it is worth analyzing what the pope has actually said — and how this aligns …

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 19, 2022 / 16:23 pm Vice President Kamala Harris is drawing criticism for again claiming that Americans of any religion can support abortion in accordance with their faith. “It’s important to note that to support a woman’s ability — not her government, but …