The Official logo of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM). Credit: JCAM

Persuade Germany to Waive Exclusive COVID-19 Vaccine Production: African Jesuit to U.S.

Jul 15, 2021

A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa has called on President of the U.S., Joe Biden, to use the July 15 meeting with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to persuade her to support the waiver of patent rights on the production of COVID-19 vaccines. 


CNA Launches Daily News Podcast Made for Smart Speakers

Jun 14, 2021

Catholic News Agency has launched a new audio news update, designed specifically for smart speakers. 

A participant holds up a sign with a quote from St. Paul VI at a June 2020 rally in Atlanta. Credit: Maria Oswalt via Unsplash.

One Year After George Floyd's Killing: Black Catholics Are Exhausted, Yet Hopeful

May 25, 2021

The life of a diocesan priest is demanding. But for Father Robert Boxie III, the past year has been especially taxing.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. / Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images.

U.S. Catholic Bishops Condemn Pro-Trump Protesters' Violent Siege of Capitol Building

Jan 7, 2021

Catholic bishops strongly condemned pro-Donald Trump protesters' incursion that penetrated the Capitol Building Wednesday as Congress debated the certification of the presidential election results, leading to the evacuation of lawmakers and the deadly shooting of one protester by law enforcement.

Kimberly Hahn and Montserrat Alvarado (courtesy photos)

2021 EWTN Lineup Will See New Arrivals, Some Departures

Dec 30, 2020

EWTN Global Catholic Network announced a new lineup of shows aimed at growing its programming and expand its reach on television, radio, and through its digital and news platforms.

Joe Biden at a campaign event, Nov, 2019. / YASAMIN JAFARI TEHRANI/Shutterstock.

“Biden joins late JF Kennedy as second U.S. President to Profess Catholic faith”: Bishops

Nov 8, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Saturday congratulated projected president-elect Joe Biden, and called for dialogue and compromise for the common good.

President-elect Joe Biden. / CNA file photo.

Biden Projected Winner, Expected to Become Second Catholic President in U.S. History

Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election, media outlets reported Saturday morning, after five days of counting in several tight races across the country.

Andrew Walther speaks at a Knights of Columbus state deputies’ meeting in June 2011. / Courtesy photo.

"An extraordinary legacy of service": Friends Remember EWTN News President

Nov 3, 2020

Catholic and political leaders paid tribute to the late EWTN News president Andrew Walther on Monday and Tuesday. Walther, who died Nov. 1, was remembered as a communications strategist, an advocate for persecuted Christians, a faithful Catholic, and a husband and father.

Andrew Walther, EWTN News president, who died Nov. 1, 2020. CNA file photo

EWTN News President Eulogized as “a man of deep faith,” Devoted to the Church

Nov 2, 2020

Andrew Thomas Walther, president and chief operating officer of EWTN News, died Sunday evening in New Haven, Connecticut. Remembered first as a loving husband and father, in his life’s work he was dedicated to serving the Catholic Church and defending persecuted religious minorities throughout the world. Walther was 45 years old.

US-based Charitable Foundation Facilitating Data Centers in Africa for Catholic Sisters

Sep 29, 2020

The US-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is facilitating the setting up of data centers in Africa that will be used to collect, store, process, and allow the sharing of information about Catholic Sisters on the continent, an official of the entity has told participants in the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.

Peter Cardinal Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. / Lee Ferris/Mount Saint Mary's College.

COVID-19 Isn’t “divine castigation of humanity”: Ghanaian Cardinal

Jul 21, 2020

The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has said the COVID-19 pandemic that countries around the globe are struggling to contain is not any punishment from God.

Cheick Aïma Boikary Fofana, President of the Superior Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs (COSIM).

Bishops in Ivory Coast Pay Tribute to Muslim Leader Known for Interreligious Dialogue

May 23, 2020

Following the death of the President of the Higher Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs (COSIM) in Ivory Coast, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have, in a collective statement, expressed their condolences and spiritual closeness to the Muslim community, describing the late Ivorian religious leader as “a great figure of interreligious dialogue.”

Several Islands in Uganda flooded after Lake Victoria overflowed its banks. The inhabitants had to be evacuated. / Swim Safe/Malteser International

Flooding in Uganda Threatening COVID-19 Response, Catholic Relief Agency Cautions

May 13, 2020

Following the heavy rains being experienced in the East African nation of Uganda, an official of Malteser International (MI), the worldwide relief agency of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Order of Malta, has warned that the resulting floods are a threat to COVID-19 response in the affected region.

Andrew Walther / Courtesy photo

EWTN Leadership Appoints New President, Chief Operating Officer for EWTN News

May 8, 2020

Global Catholic Network, the world’s largest Catholic media organization, announced Friday that Andrew Walther – an experienced Catholic journalist, media executive, and advocate for persecuted Christians – has been named president and chief operating officer of EWTN News, Inc. The appointment is effective June 1.


Pro-life Leaders Call for Coronavirus Vaccine Without Abortion Ties

Apr 19, 2020

Development of an effective, safe and widely available vaccine for the novel coronavirus is deeply important, but its development should avoid unethical links to abortion, said pro-life leaders in a letter to the Trump administration.

St. Valentine: How a beheaded martyr became the poster child for romantic love

Feb 14, 2020

In most stores in the weeks leading up to St. Valentine’s day, you’re likely to find a plethora of pink and red cards, heart-shaped boxes of Russell Stover chocolates, and decor with nearly-naked chubby cherubs shooting hearts with bows and arrows.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King's Dream "was about the bettering of humanity"

Jan 21, 2020

 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to reflect on King’s vision and his example for everyone as a Christian leader who engaged in effective social action, said a leader with a historically African-American Catholic fraternity.

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What Do Practicing Catholics Think About the US Election in 2020?

Dec 11, 2019

Catholics who say they accept all Church teachings are more likely than other Americans to say they are planning to vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new nationwide poll.

An image of Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga

New Vice Postulator of Canonization Cause of Kenya’s Cardinal Otunga “very excited, eager”

Dec 7, 2019

As the Catholic Church in Kenya prays for the beatification and subsequent canonization of the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga who could eventually become first native saint of the East African country, the newly appointed Vice Postulator, Fr. Lawrence Njoroge  has, in an interview with ACI Africa Thursday, December 5, shared about his new responsibility, which was announced November 19 through a circular signed by Nairobi’s Archbishop John Cardinal Njue.