• EWTN News/RealClear Poll: Where US Catholics Stand

    As Catholics in the United States head into an election year, and into a new decade, many questions are being asked about the state of the faithful — and a new poll released Dec. 9 provides powerful insights into this critical matter. And among the most pressing questions are not only where... Read more
  • Two guards injured in attack at Washington Basilica

    Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2019 / 09:35 am (CNA).- Police have ended a standoff with a suspect after an attack at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception left two people injured. Two security guards at the shrine are reportedly “conscious and breathing” after one... Read more
  • Nicaraguan Church leaders call out Ortega regime for human rights abuses

    ROME - Since a social uprising began in Nicaragua in May of last year, the government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, has called the local bishops coup organizers and even locked priests and the faithful in their parish churches. This weekend, another... Read more
  • Questionable aid

    As Giving Tuesday launches an intense end-of-the-year fundraising season for nonprofits, a U.S. aid group working in Iraq and Syria has come under scrutiny and criticism by local officials who say its claims are fraudulent. Texas-based Preemptive Love Coalition, a media-savvy aid... Read more
  • Amid terrorism fears in Indonesia, heavy security planned for Christmas

    A Catholic church in Rantepao, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Credit: Sergey via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec 7, 2019 / 03:25 pm (CNA).- Authorities in Indonesia are expected to deploy 160,000 security personnel to ensure Christmas and New Year’s celebrations safe, according... Read more
  • 629 Pakistani Girls Trafficked to China as Brides

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks... Read more
  • Sunday Church Attack Kills 14 in Burkina Faso

    The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso has confirmed that 14 people were killed in an attack on a Protestant church in the country’s east. Going on Twitter, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said Sunday that he condemned “the barbaric attack” in the town of... Read more
  • At papal Mass, the Marian image that survived Nagasaki’s atom bomb

    Nagasaki, Japan, Nov 25, 2019 / 01:35 pm (CNA).- When Pope Francis offers Mass during international trips, an image of the Marian devotion of the country he is visiting is usually placed near the altar. On Nov. 24 the image used at a papal Mass in Nagasaki had an additional significance: It is a... Read more
  • Transgenderism and the Olympics

    Next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics may spell the swift death of the transgender movement as a dominant politically-correct touchstone. Biological men, self-identifying as women, are poised to make a clean sweep of the Women’s Olympics, triggering a very public debate on this third-rail... Read more
  • Pittsburgh Steelers’ Rookie QB Thankful for Conversion to Catholicism

    The NFL has experienced its share of starting quarterback departures this season, and Devlin Hodges has seen the results of this situation up close. Hodges, an undrafted rookie from Samford University in Alabama, relieved starter Mason Rudolph in the Steelers’ last game against the... Read more