OFFICIAL VATICAN NETWORK www.news.va
News.va is a service provided by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, in cooperation with the media offices of the Holy See, including, Fides News Agency, L'Osservatore Romano, the Holy See Press Office, the Vatican Information Service, Vatican Radio, the Vatican Television Center (CTV) and the Internet Office of the Holy See. The purpose of News.va is to feature on one website the latest news selected and aggregated from the Vatican media, which continue to operate their own unique websites.
CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY (CNA) www.catholicnewsagency.com
Founded in continued response to Pope John Paul II’s call for a “New Evangelization,” the Catholic News Agency (CNA) has been, since 2004, one of the fastest growing Catholic news providers to the English speaking world.
CNA strives to provide free, up-to-the-minute news affecting the Universal Church, giving particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See, to any person with access to the internet. CNA takes particular pride in offering free access to its news items to Catholic Dioceses, parishes, and websites in order to increase awareness of the activities of the universal Church and further create a Catholic culture in the life of each of the faithful. Though its focus is spread throughout the world, CNA also keeps a close eye on the Roman Catholic Church in the United States and on news related to the creation of a culture of life.
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE www.catholicnews.com
Catholic News Service has a rich history of journalistic professionalism and is a leader in the world of Catholic and religious media. With headquarters in Washington, offices in New York and Rome, and correspondents around the world, CNS provides the most comprehensive coverage of the church today.
The United States bishops founded CNS in 1920, and it was clear from the start that they wanted it to be an authentic news agency. The founding director was Justin McGrath, a veteran journalist and managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner who also had worked at The New York Times and other dailies and was Washington bureau chief of the Hearst papers.
Through the years the news service's expertise has also led it to develop other breakthrough products, such as Origins, the CNS documentary service that since 1971 has been chronicling the history of the church through full texts of speeches, encyclicals and other documents. And in the digital age, CNS is showing a new audience the accuracy that has always been its hallmark with its video journalism and documentary production.
In 2009 the Office of Film and Broadcasting, an even older media office of the U.S. bishops, merged with Catholic News Service in order to consolidate and grow coverage of the ever changing world of films, television, radio, books, gaming and media policy.
Today Catholic News Service and its global partners, such as Salt+Light Television in Canada, the Canadian Catholic Press, and other Catholic press agencies in Europe, Africa and Asia enable CNS to reach even more English and Spanish speaking Catholic news and media consumers around the world.
CENTER FOR FAMILY AND HUMAN RIGHTS (C-FAM) www.c-fam.org
C-Fam was founded in the summer of 1997 in order to monitor and affect the social policy debate at the United Nations and other international institutions.
C-Fam is a non-partisan, non-profit research institute dedicated to reestablishing a proper understanding of international law, protecting national sovereignty and the dignity of the human person.
C-Fam personnel have participated in every major UN social policy debate since 1997 including the Rome Statutes of the International Criminal Court, the Convention on Disabilities, Cairo+5, Beijing+5 and dozens of others.
C-Fam publishes and promotes scholarship related to the proposition that the UN and other international institutions harm a true understanding of international law and in the process undermine the family and other institutions man requires for a just, free and happy life.
C-Fam regularly interfaces with diplomats, policy makers, academics, activists and office holders from around the world.
EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) www.ewtn.com
Eternal Word Television Network is dedicated to the advancement of truth as defined by the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. The mission of the Eternal Word Television Network is to serve the orthodox belief and teaching of the Church as proclaimed by the Supreme Pontiff and his predecessors.
The goal of the Eternal Word Television Network is to provide the means by which the various organizations within the Church will have a nation-wide vehicle of expression. This will be provided for them without charge as long as their spirituality remains within the theological context of Mother Church. This is best evidenced by the acceptance of the Dogmas, Rules and Regulations of the church in all matters, but especially as they relate to the topics on which their television presentation is based.
As the Eternal Word Television Network exist to provide a media for orthodox endeavors, this mission statement should be viewed as the basis of our foundation for this essential spiritual growth ministry, not as an attempt to censor any organization or individual.
L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO www.osservatoreromano.va/en
L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO was first published on 1 July 1861. Today both a daily Italian edition is printed six days a week (except on Sunday). There are also six weekly-editions in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese, as well as a monthly edition in Polish. In India a weekly edition is printed in Malayalam and in Hungary a biweekly edition in Hungarian.
As of May 2012, the daily publishes a monthly insert (except in August) of four color pages dedicated to women around the world and their relationship to the Church. It strives to contribute and enhance the understanding of the role of women today and in the past, touching on even the most controversial themes. In January 2013 another page was added to the insert which, following Pope Francis' recommendation, explores the theology of women.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER www.ncregister.com
Our mission is to provide a perspective on the news of the day as seen through the eyes of the Magisterium. We assist Catholics in engaging the culture with confidence in the saving and sanctifying Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The National Catholic Register was founded in 1927 by Msgr. Matthew Smith of the Archdiocese of Denver. In the inaugural issue, Msgr. Smith wrote:
“If you like a Catholic paper with snap, vigor, courage, here it is. If you like one that is easy to read, here it is. If you like one that will always be loyal to the Church and has no selfish axe to grind, here it is.”
After more than 80 years, the National Catholic Register continues to provide its readers with timely news reporting from across the United States, from the Vatican, and from around the world. Today, we take Msgr. Smith’s words and put them into action.
The Register is read by tens of thousands of active lay Catholics along with over 800 priests, 160 bishops, 40 archbishops and 30 Vatican officials.
The National Catholic Register and NCRegister.com have become America’s most complete and faithful Catholic news source. In addition to the news that its readers need and expect, the Register also includes edifying feature articles on such topics as the Culture of Life, Catholic education, books, arts & entertainment, Catholic travel, and its award-winning In Person interview series. It is published biweekly, 26 issues per year.
ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome www.zenit.org
ZENIT is an international, non-profit news agency staffed by a team of professionals and volunteers who are convinced that the extraordinary wisdom of the Pontiff and the Catholic Church can nourish hope, and assist all of humanity to find truth, justice and beauty.
Our objective is to transmit information with a maximum level of professionalism, fidelity and service to the truth.
Through the use of internet technologies, we aim to open a window to “the world seen from Rome.” With this aim, we translate and publish the Roman Pontiff’s words, messages, documents, speeches, and general audience addresses.
We report and offer commentary on what happens within the Roman Curia, pontifical universities, bishops’ conferences, sanctuaries, dioceses and parishes. We report on the major religious events of the world, informing about the themes, debates and events of interest to Christians, men and women of faith and non-believers of every continent.
ZENIT is an independent agency.