American Catholics

Thumbnail world youth day in krakow poland july 2016 credit jeff bruno 6 cna An unprecedented Convocation of Catholic Leaders is happening this weekend

Orlando, Fla., Jul 2, 2017 / 02:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s been nearly four years since Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation,...

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Thumbnail 13th century image of mary punching devil in the face credit churchpop public domain via the british library cna Archbishop Chaput: Be like Mary. Punch the devil in the nose.

South Bend, Ind., Oct 21, 2016 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics should look to Mary to be part of a religion that fights for truth, rather...

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Thumbnail archbishop charles chaput speaks with cna in rome on sept 15 2014 credit joaqun peir prez cna 8 10 15 Archbishop Chaput on his new book about life in a post-Christian world

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 21, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia's new book, released on Tuesday, takes a...

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Thumbnail archbishop charles chaput speaks with cna in rome on sept 15 2014 credit joaqun peir prez cna 8 10 15 Are You Strange?: Philadelphia archbishop rallies Catholics to sainthood

“Do we believe in God or not?” “Are we on fire with a love for Jesus Christ or not?” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput asks these questions in his...

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Thumbnail church pews public domain cna As demographics change, how will the US Church respond?

Orlando, Fla., Jul 2, 2017 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The rapidly changing realities of the Catholic Church in the U.S. bring a host of...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 417704272 'Be the soul' of the US, Pope's representative tells Catholics

Washington D.C., Mar 31, 2017 / 07:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ representative to the U.S. said that Catholics must be “be the soul of...

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Thumbnail cardinal peter turkson of ghana at a press conference on the synod on the family oct 23 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 10 23 15 Cardinal Turkson: Put your faith before your nationality

Washington D.C., Jun 2, 2017 / 11:02 am (CNA).- Vatican experts on human development and social issues challenged Catholics around the world this...

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We are not of this world, and yet, while we’re here we have some serious obligations, including as citizens. Politics can be a challenging matter...

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Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb 25, 2017 / 04:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Cincinnati are hoping that an upcoming meeting of bishops and leaders will...

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Thumbnail monsignor raymond g. east Embrace trust in a thirsting, divided world, says Congress keynote speaker Msgr. Raymond East

Day two of the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress kicked off with prayer and praise, as musicians from Catholic Relief Services and...

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Thumbnail religious sisters  nuns los angeles Foreign nuns, priests embody historic opportunity for U.S. Church

If American Catholicism has an Achille’s heel, it’s sometimes an attenuated sense of how we fit into the rest of the Catholic world. A bit of basic...

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I’m waiting. My back pockets are parked firmly in a seat they’ve occupied weekly for 25 years. It’s a place as comfortable and familiar as I figure...

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Thumbnail bible credit unsplash cna Is the Benedict Option the only option?

Denver, Colo., Feb 26, 2017 / 03:46 pm (CNA).- When Josh and Laura Martin, both converts to the faith, moved their growing family of six from the...

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Thumbnail knights of columbus supreme knight carl anderson speaks with cna in rome june 26 2014 credit daniel ibanez cna Knights of Columbus head: Catholics must be a source of post-election unity

Arlington, Va., Nov 7, 2016 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a tumultuous and divided election season, Catholics in the U.S. should find ways...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos  h gomez L.A. archbishop illustrates topsy-turvy politics of Trump era

With the Donald Trump presidency, we’re in a through-the-looking-glass moment in America, in which the previously implausible on multiple fronts...

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Thumbnail amatriceeathquakerelief Night to remember defied narrative of Catholic decline

Generally, the narrative about institutional Catholicism in America is that it’s in decline, and it’s easy enough to understand why. For instance,...

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Thumbnail cardinal dinardo convocation orlando Not just another meeting: Convocation inspires work of the baptized

“The Catholic Church is convinced that the light for an adequate solution can only come from an encounter with the living Christ, which gives rise...

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Thumbnail 20170703t1445 0146 cns convocation orlando The Joy of the Gospel in America

As I write, I am preparing to leave for Orlando, Florida, to attend a historic gathering — “Convocation of Catholic Leaders,” organized by my...

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