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Why some Catholic churches in England are struggling 2020-07-11 14:00:00CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- When the government permitted churches in England to resume public Masses July 4, Fr. Rick McGrath faced a

St. Paul, a miracle, and the first Christian 2020-07-11 06:00:00Reggio Calabria, Italy, Jul 11, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- The imprisonment of St. Paul in Rome, and his eventual martyrdom, are well-known. But days bef

French archbishop criticizes push to pass bioethics law 2020-07-10 13:00:00Rome Newsroom, Jul 10, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- The archbishop of Paris has criticized the French parliament’s decision to debate a controve

Hagia Sophia declared a mosque hours after court 2020-07-10 12:15:00CNA Staff, Jul 10, 2020 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia, the former cathedr

Turkish court ruling paves way for Hagia Sophia 2020-07-10 10:20:00Rome Newsroom, Jul 10, 2020 / 08:20 am (CNA).- A Turkish court paved the way Friday for the former Byzantine cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to

Catholic bishops urge renewed solidarity within EU for 2020-07-10 09:00:00Rome Newsroom, Jul 10, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- The European Catholic bishops’ commission urged the European Union this week to commit to deepeni

German bishop appoints committee to reevaluate beatification process 2020-07-09 19:54:00CNA Staff, Jul 9, 2020 / 05:54 pm (CNA).- Bishop Stephan Ackermann of the German diocese of Tier announced the appointment of a commission of historia

Notre Dame Cathedral spire to be rebuilt as 2020-07-09 19:02:00CNA Staff, Jul 9, 2020 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced that the Notre Dame Cathedral spire will be rebuilt as a r

Vatican diplomat tells UN ‘gender identity’ category not 2020-07-09 11:15:00Rome Newsroom, Jul 9, 2020 / 09:15 am (CNA).- A Holy See diplomat raised concern at the United Nations in Geneva this week over the use of the term &l

Survey finds 30% of German Catholics are considering 2020-07-09 10:15:00CNA Staff, Jul 9, 2020 / 08:15 am (CNA).- A survey released Thursday found that 30% of German Catholics are considering leaving the Church. The

A tale of two Churches: Young African priest 2020-07-08 11:30:00Reggio Calabria, Italy, Jul 8, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Last month three men were ordained to the priesthood in a small city in southern Italy. Among t

‘Heart speaks to heart’: Benedict XVI sends message 2020-07-08 10:30:00Rome Newsroom, Jul 8, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Benedict XVI watched his brother’s funeral via livestream on Wednesday as his secretary Archbishop

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Who was the “good thief” and why is New! 2020-07-13 00:00:59Dismas is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church, primarily through the words of Jesus Christ, who promised he would be in Heaven.

3 Ways St. Kateri Tekakwitha is an example New! 2020-07-13 00:00:45Very few of her contemporaries knew of the humble Mohawk woman, but her life and legacy shine brightly through the centuries.

Should a Christian avoid success? New! 2020-07-13 00:00:34As you work towards your goals, take these precautions to remain true to Gospel values.

Prayer to be more cheerful on a daily New! 2020-07-13 00:00:32If being cheerful is not your natural disposition, here is a prayer for you!

Alec Guinness and the role that led to New! 2020-07-13 00:00:24The actor rejected Christianity as a youth, but his portrayal of a literary priest gave him an insight that he could not ignore.

A few tips for parents of a teenager New! 2020-07-13 00:00:23How can we help our adolescents prepare for a lasting relationship?

Pope expresses sorrow at decision to turn Hagia 2020-07-12 10:41:28After nearly 100 years as a museum, one-time cathedral will again be a place of worship for Islam.

The little-known Botticelli fresco in the Sistine Chapel 2020-07-12 00:00:58"Temptations of Christ" is considered the Renaissance master's “trial” work to prove himself to Pope Sixtus IV.

Prayer against wandering thoughts during meditation 2020-07-12 00:00:54If you keep getting distracted during meditation, pray this prayer to ask God's help to stay focused.

Here’s what early Christian families ate for dinner 2020-07-12 00:00:53Make your Sunday meal special with this recipe used by early Christians!

Tom Hanks faces war’s moral realities as Navy 2020-07-12 00:00:51Director Aaron Schneider talks about what it's like to work with famous actor who doubles as screenwriter.

How to care for our aging parents 2020-07-12 00:00:46Helping our parents age gracefully takes patience, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness.

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The Metaphysics of Bostock 2020-07-02 11:50:00Elizabeth Anscombe famously insisted that widespread acceptance of contraception would undermine the relationship between marriage, sex, and children.

Against Doomerism 2020-07-02 06:00:00Over the last month First Things has been blessed by an outpouring of support. Many readers have generously responded to our solicitations. This is

A Godless Great Awakening 2020-07-02 06:00:00Why did millions of Americans don surgical masks, insist on an inviolable national quarantine to keep death at bay, then suddenly remove their masks,

Books for the Summer of Our Discontent 2020-07-01 06:00:00These past few months, I expect many folks have found themselves resorting to the page and the lamp more often; may that literary trend continue long

A Grand Old Flag 2020-06-30 06:00:00Whenever the national anthem is played or sung before a game I am attending, I stand and face the flag until the anthem is over. (If it happens to be

New Faiths of the Self 2020-06-29 12:30:00 Strange Rites:New Religions For a Godless World by tara isabella burtonpublicaffairs, 320 pages, $28.00  Continue Reading »

A Time for Catechesis 2020-06-29 06:00:00In my last article for First Things , I commented that the speed of cultural change, combined with our natural tendency to see things such as Supre

Of Statues and Symbolic Murder 2020-06-26 12:30:00In our culture, we have gotten so used to the idea that “iconoclasm” is a good and admirable thing, a vigorous rethinking of hoary pieties

Torah Is the Air We Breathe 2020-06-26 06:00:00Throughout the pandemic, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has singled out the Jewish community for violating “stay-at-home” orders. Now,

Taking the Long Road 2020-06-26 06:00:00My liberal arts education at Wyoming Catholic College taught me the importance of first and last principles. Thanks to the school’s Great Books

Ahistorical Activism 2020-06-25 06:00:00Are we more moral than our ancestors?  Continue Reading »

The Great Democracy of Reading 2020-06-25 06:00:00Reviewers often say, with a sense of having delivered a telling blow, that this or that book was written by an academic for other academics. The inani

CNA Daily News

Catholics hold pilgrimage to grave of Venerable Augustus New! 2020-07-12 17:01:00Denver Newsroom, Jul 12, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- The fourth annual Quincy pilgrimage honoring Venerable Augustus Tolton, the first African-American pr

‘Always forward!’: San Gabriel fire is a call New! 2020-07-12 15:01:00CNA Staff, Jul 12, 2020 / 01:01 pm (CNA).-   Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez has called for Catholics to find hope and a renewed sense of miss

Statues of Mary vandalized in weekend of Catholic 2020-07-12 12:50:00CNA Staff, Jul 12, 2020 / 10:50 am (CNA).- Boston police are investigating an arson attack on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday night, the

Culture is about ‘creating, not destroying’ says sculptor 2020-07-12 10:00:00Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 12, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Tired and heartbroken at seeing statues get pulled down and vandalized, Canadian sculptor T

‘You are not forgotten,' Vatican cardinal tells seafarers 2020-07-12 08:30:00Vatican City, Jul 12, 2020 / 06:30 am (CNA).- A Vatican cardinal urged Catholics Sunday to exercise a “preferential option for the poor” f

Pope Francis: ‘If we want, we can become 2020-07-12 08:00:00Vatican City, Jul 12, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to reflect on whether they are receptive to the Word of God. 

Pope Francis expresses sadness after Hagia Sophia is 2020-07-12 06:50:00Vatican City, Jul 12, 2020 / 04:50 am (CNA).- Pope Francis expressed his sadness Sunday after Turkey’s decision to convert the former Byzantine

News anchor-turned-Catholic vocations director embarks on 'Tour de 2020-07-12 05:53:00Jackson, Miss., Jul 12, 2020 / 03:53 am (CNA).- This Sunday, a Catholic priest will embark on a 320-mile, 5-day bike ride to recruit young men and wom

Gomez asks for prayers after fire at 'spiritual 2020-07-11 22:15:00CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 08:15 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has expressed his “terrible sadness” after a fire at a 249

Arrest made in Florida Catholic church burning 2020-07-11 21:14:00CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 07:14 pm (CNA).-   A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic

Florida man lights Catholic Church on fire with 2020-07-11 16:25:00CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 02:25 pm (CNA).-    Update: An arrest was made Saturday afternoon in this case. Read the story here. A Florida m

Mission founded by St. Junípero Serra burns in 2020-07-11 14:40:00CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 12:40 pm (CNA).-   A massive fire devastated an eighteenth century mission church in San Gabriel, in the Archdiocese o