Catholic News Agency

The Catholic News Agency (CNA) is an institution of EWTN that provides news related to the Catholic Church to the global anglophone audience. Founded in 2004 as the English section of the worldwide ACI Group, it is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, United States. Its executive director is Peruvian journalist Alejandro Bermudez.[1] Its editor-in-chief is author and canon lawyer JD Flynn.

Its editors' service provides free news, features, commentary, and photojournalism to editors of newspapers.[2] Other news services such as EWTN, the National Catholic Register, and Christian News Wire report news that CNA provides.[3][4][5][6]

CNA is the sister agency of the Spanish-language news agency ACI Prensa. In 2014 CNA and ACI Group announced that they would merge with EWTN.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "About Us :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)".
  2. ^ "CNA and EWTN News will launch news service for Catholic publications." Catholic News Agency. 25 May 2011.[1]
  3. ^ "'I would rather go to hell than take orders on how to vote from the Cardinal.'--Australian Lawmaker". 7 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Buy Domains - is for sale!".
  5. ^ "Catholic News Agency Presents Exclusive 2009 Liturgical Calendar - Christian Newswire".
  6. ^ EWTN via CNA [2]
  7. ^ "Catholic News Agency, ACI Group merging into EWTN".

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Arcus Foundation

The Arcus Foundation is a charitable foundation focused on issues related to LGBT rights, social justice and conservation. The foundation's stated mission is "to ensure that LGBT people and our fellow apes thrive in a world where social and environmental justice are a reality."The Arcus Foundation is the top LGBT-specific grant-making organization in the United States. The foundation was founded by Jon Stryker, heir to the Stryker Corporation medical supply company fortune. The foundation has offices in New York, New York, and Cambridge, England.

Carlo Maria Viganò

Carlo Maria Viganò (Italian pronunciation: [vigaˈnoː]; born 16 January 1941) is an archbishop of the Catholic Church who served as the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States from 19 October 2011 to 12 April 2016. He previously served as Secretary-General of the Governorate of Vatican City State from 16 July 2009 to 3 September 2011.

Catholic Church in Botswana

The Catholic Church in Botswana is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in the Vatican City. Catholics represent about 5-6% of the total population.

Catholic Church in Tajikistan

The Catholic Church in Tajikistan is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. In 2009, the size of the community was estimated at 300 people.


The Eternal Word Television Network, more commonly known by its initialism EWTN, is an American basic cable television network which presents around-the-clock Catholic-themed programming. It was founded by Mother Angelica, PCPA, in 1980 and began broadcasting on August 15, 1981, from a garage studio at the Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Irondale, Alabama, which Mother Angelica founded in 1962. She hosted her own show, Mother Angelica Live, until suffering a major stroke and other health issues in September 2001. Repeats now air as either the Best of Mother Angelica Live or Mother Angelica Live Classics. From then until her death on Easter Sunday of 2016, she led a cloistered life at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama.

The network, through diocesan television channels in other Catholic countries, advertises itself as the EWTN: The Global Catholic Network. Regular programs include a daily Holy Mass and sometimes Tridentine Mass format, the traditional Stations of the Cross, a taped daily recitation of the Rosary, and daily and weekly news, discussion, and Catechetical programs for both adults and children. Christmas and Easter programming; the installation Masses of bishops and cardinals; coverage of World Youth Days; and papal visits, deaths, funerals, conclaves, and elections are also presented. EWTN also has a presence on satellite and shortwave radio. Spanish language broadcasts are available on all platforms. On December 8, 2009, EWTN began broadcasting in high-definition.The network's current chairman of the board and chief executive officer is Michael P. Warsaw. While the network has trustees, it does not have shareholders or owners. A majority of the network's funding is from viewer donations about which it advertises 100% viewer supported, which keeps it from advertising secular or non-Catholic programming. Its traditional plea for donations is "Keep us between your gas and electric bill".EWTN also contributes to the publication of the National Catholic Register newspaper, which it acquired in January 2011, and to reports of Catholic News Agency, which it also owns. The network maintains an online presence through its primary site,, and it has a dedicated commercial site, of 2017, Michael P. Warsaw, who is a consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications, leads EWTN.

Episcopal Conference of Austria

The Austrian Bishops' Conference (German: Österreichische Bischofskonferenz) is the official assembly of the Roman Catholic bishops of Austria. It is the supreme authority of the Roman Catholic Church in Austria, established as a formal body under public law in 1849. Its members include the archbishops of Vienna and Salzburg, all diocesan and auxiliary bishops, as well as the abbot of immediate Wettingen-Mehrerau Abbey.

The Episcopal Conference represents the Catholic Church towards the Austrian Federal Government in all matters of legal relationships between church and state and freedom of religion. It is also the supreme ecclesiastical authority in Austria concerning Catholic canon law. The assembly is a member of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community. It also runs the official Catholic news agency Kathpress.

The current chairman of the Bishop's Conference is the Vienna archbishop Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.

Jean Zerbo

Jean Zerbo (born 27 December 1943) is a Malian Roman Catholic prelate who has served as Archbishop of Bamako since 1998. Pope Francis raised him to the rank of Cardinal on 28 June 2017. He is the first cardinal from Mali.

Joseph W. Tobin

Joseph William Tobin (born May 3, 1952) is an American Cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church. He has been the Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, since his installation on January 6, 2017. He had served as the Archbishop of Indianapolis since 2012 and as secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) from 2010 to 2012. He has been a cardinal since November 19, 2016.

Marcial Maciel

Marcial Maciel Degollado (March 10, 1920 – January 30, 2008) was a Mexican Catholic priest who founded the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi movement, serving as general director of the legion from 1941 to 2005. Throughout most of his career, he was respected within the church as "the greatest fundraiser of the modern Roman Catholic church" and as a prolific recruiter of new seminarians. Late in his life, Maciel was revealed to have sexually abused boys and young men. After his death, it came to light that he had also maintained relationships with at least two women, one of whom was a minor. He fathered as many as six children, and allegedly abused two of these children as well.In 2006 Pope Benedict XVI removed Maciel from active ministry based on the results of an investigation that he had started while head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, before his election as Pope in April 2005. Maciel was ordered "to conduct a reserved life of prayer and penance, renouncing every public ministry", and died in 2008. On March 25, 2010, a communiqué on the legion's website acknowledged as factual the "reprehensible actions" by Maciel, including sexual abuse of minor seminarians. In May 2010 the Vatican denounced Maciel's actions and appointed a Papal Delegate to oversee the order and its governance.

Missionaries of Charity attack in Aden

The Missionaries of Charity attack in Aden was a mass murder crime committed by unknown gunmen inside a home for older people in Aden, Yemen on 4 March 2016.16 people were killed including four Catholic nuns. An Indian priest, Tom Ozhonaniel, was kidnapped.The identities of the attackers are unknown. Media outlets published a statement attributed to Ansar al-Sharia, one of the active jihadist organizations in the country, denies any relation to the incident.The Times of India posited the attackers belonged to the Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State (ISIS) group.

Religion News Service

Religion News Service (RNS) is a news agency covering religion, ethics, spirituality and moral issues. RNS employs a network of correspondents providing news and information on all faiths and religious movements to newspapers, magazines, broadcast organizations and religious publications. It also features commentary by Richard Mouw, Thomas J. Reese, Jana Riess, Mark Silk and other columnists, and offers a press release distribution service. RNS wire reports are distributed to secular and faith-based news outlets alike, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Christian Century and Sojourners.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark

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In an online news story from the Catholic News Agency (CNA), posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012, it was stated,:

"Retired Bishop Eduardo Herrera Riera of Carora, Venezuela, who is suffering from terminal cancer, called on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to repent of his “injustices” against the country.

“As a Head of State, you have the most gravest of obligations, first and foremost, to procure the peace and security of Venezuelans,” the bishop said in an open letter April 9. “Unfortunately, you have been very weak and negligent in confronting this most serious of problems.”

The controversial president has battled illness himself in recent years, traveling last month to Cuba in order to have a potentially cancerous tumor removed.

Bishop Herrera listed several ethical concerns as well as human rights complaints against the Venezuelan leader and urged him to repair damage caused if he wants to share in “eternal happiness in the Kingdom of our Lord and God.”..."

Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit

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Shalom (TV channel)

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Sophia Institute Press

Sophia Institute Press is a non-profit publishing company based in Bedford, New Hampshire, United States.

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Since 2012, the president of the organization has been Charlie McKinney.

Stone Park, Illinois

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Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is located in Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. The college emphasizes classical education in the Catholic intellectual tradition and is named after Saint Thomas More. The school has approximately 100 students. It is endorsed by The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

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