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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 Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 19, 2020 / 12:00 am MT (CNA).- A Catholic high school in Wisconsin will not change its name from “Columbus Catholic High School” after a petition from alumni and other members of the community requested the change. But with Columbus statues coming down

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 18, 2020 / 02:18 pm MT (CNA).- Police are appealing to the public for help and a parish is requesting prayers after a tabernacle containing the Eucharist was stolen from a church in Boone, North Carolina on June 16. “We are calling for

CNA Staff, Jun 19, 2020 / 02:32 am MT (CNA).- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass with his ailing brother on the feast of the Sacred Heart during his first full day in Germany Friday. A June 19 statement from the Diocese of Regensburg said that after Benedict XVI

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 16, 2020 / 01:10 pm MT (CNA).- Catholics have a whole host of saints to choose from in times of trouble or anguish. There’s St. Rita, patroness of the impossible, St. Dymphna, the patroness of anxiety, and when all else fails, there’s always

CNA Staff, Jun 17, 2020 / 12:54 am MT (CNA).- While most Catholic mothers pray for their teenage sons, Antonia Acutis has the unique ability to pray to hers, the soon-to-be-beatified Italian teenager Carlo Acutis. Carlo will be beatified October 10 in Assisi, Italy. His canonization cause has been popularized

by Kevin Jones Denver Newsroom, Jun 16, 2020 / 05:56 pm MT (CNA).- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that a federal ban on sex discrimination also protects sexual orientation and gender-identity will have far-reaching consequences for religions, employers and employees because it enshrines a certain view of sexuality and gender

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 05:43 pm MT (CNA).- The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case that considered whether federal civil rights law considers sexual identity and gender identity to be covered by laws prohibiting employment discrimination based

CNA Staff, Jun 16, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- Austria’s bishops elected a new president Tuesday, ending Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s 22-year term at the helm of the country’s bishops’ conference. In a vote June 16, the bishops chose Archbishop Franz Lackner of Salzburg as their new leader. The 63-year-old

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 02:50 pm MT (CNA).- The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday. In a June 15 letter, the Maryland bishops said “we must

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 11:40 am MT (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell told a group of Australian students that his Christian faith helped him persevere through his time in prison, and offered advice on how to overcome grief and stressful situations. Pell, in one of his first public appearances