CNA Staff

CNA Staff

The Catholic News Agency (CNA) Staff are a team of journalists dedicated to reporting news concerning the Catholic Church around the world. Our bureaus are located in Denver, Washington, and Rome. We have sister language agencies in Kenya, Germany, Peru, Brazil, and Italy. CNA is a service of EWTN News. You can contact us at [email protected] with questions.

Articles by CNA Staff

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Madagascar

Sep 11, 2019 / 04:29 am

This is the full transcript of the Pope's Sept. 10 in-flight press conference from Antananarivo, Madagascar to Rome

The Pope in Africa; JPII institute; Canon law; etc. (feat. CLERICALLY SPEAKING)

Sep 6, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Editor's Desk, JD Flynn and Ed Condon are joined by Fr. Harrison Ayre and Fr. Anthony Sciarappa of the podcast "Clerically Speaking." They talk about Pope Francis' visit to Africa; continued controversy at the JPII Institute; and more.  Fr. Harrison and Fr. Anthony try their hand at games of "Yes and No" and "Greater or Lesser."  Listen here: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/677237280&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe> This is Part 2 of a crossover special. You can listen to Part 1 on "Clerically Speaking" here: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/677188851&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>  

CNA Editor's Desk: Our Lady of Argyle, Texas; controversy in Seattle; bishop transparency

Aug 30, 2019 / 00:00 am

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk about the case of Our Lady of Argyle in Texas; the formal Catholic blessing of a Seattle man before his assisted suicide; and transparency among bishops.  JD plays "Yes of No" and "Greater and Lesser."  Listen here:  <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/673452740&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>

CNA Editor's Desk: Cardinal George Pell: Who, Where, Why, and What you need to know

Aug 23, 2019 / 00:00 am

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon give you everything you need to know about Cardinal George Pell, and the recent dismissal of his appeal of his conviction of child sexual abuse.  Listen now:  <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/669997184&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>

Ep. 37: True Facts about the ‘Lion of Münster’

Aug 19, 2019 / 00:00 am

Blessed Clemens August von Galen is remembered as the ‘Lion of Münster’ for his fierce defense of the Catholic faith and human rights during the Nazi regime. This week on the CNA Newsroom podcast, we bring you Von Galen's remarkable story— narrated by Christoph Wimmer, editor of CNA Deutsch. Listen here: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/668029016&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=false"></iframe>

CNA Editor's Desk: Protestors at Mass in Portland; Monsignor Rossi investigation; Should we buy Greenland?

Aug 16, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on Editor's Desk, JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk about the investigation into Monsignor Walter Rossi, Cardinal George Pell's upcoming appeal, and more.  Listen here:  <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/666899600&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>

CNA Editor's Desk: JD and Ed Take a Drive

Aug 8, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Editor's Desk, JD Flynn and Ed Condon are on a road trip after a canon law conference in La Crosse, WI. They discuss the situation of Bishop Joseph Binzer in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's photo with a recently dismissed professor of moral theology at Rome's Pontifical John Paul II Institute, and mass shootings. Listen now:  <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/663196511&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>    

BONUS: JPII Institute; Abortion and the Democratic Primary; and Marriage by Proxy

Aug 2, 2019 / 00:00 am

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk about reactions to changes at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome, the avoidance of abortion at this week's Democratic debates, and more. Producer Kate Veik joins for a round of 'Yes/No'.  Listen now:  <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/660323495&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>

Ep. 35: Don’t Knock it ‘til you try it

Aug 1, 2019 / 00:00 am

Ever since the first Christians began converting pagan temples into churches, Catholics have been adapting worldly things to serve a higher purpose. This week on CNA Newsroom, we bring you the story of three creative modern-day Catholic adaptations: an old-school dating service, a food truck, and a skateboard company.  Listen now: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/659826524&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>

CNA Newsroom BONUS: California’s confession bill; Vincent Lambert; Carl plays “Either/or”

Jul 12, 2019 / 00:00 am

In this week's bonus episode, editors Ed Condon and Carl Bunderson discuss California's confession bill, the death of Vincent Lambert, the chilling case of a UK judge nearly forcing a woman to undergo a late-term abortion, and more. Carl plays a game of "either/or".  Listen now: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/650288591&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>

CNA Newsroom BONUS: Border conditions; a disabled Frenchman clings to life; John Henry Newman; Ed plays “Yes or No”

Jul 4, 2019 / 00:00 am

Happy birthday, America! Our gift is another bonus episode of CNA Newsroom. This week all of our editors are in: JD Flynn, Ed Condon, Michelle La Rosa and the inimitable Carl Bunderson.  You'll hear about conditions for migrants at the US/Mexico border, a letter from the pope to the bishops of Germany, a disabled man in France who could be taken off life support, and the canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman. Listen now: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/645933072&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe>

CNA Newsroom BONUS: Married priests; forced abortion ruling; Venerable Sheen; Michelle plays “Yes or No”

Jun 28, 2019 / 00:00 am

CNA editors Michelle La Rosa, Carl Bunderson, and Ed Condon discuss and debate the week’s news, including the upcoming Amazon synod; abortion access for transgender people; a forced abortion ruling in the UK that was overturned; the arrival of Venerable Fulton Sheen's remains in Peoria; and much more. Plus, this week Michelle is in the hot seat as she takes her turn playing“Yes or No.” Listen here: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/643590600&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=false"></iframe>

CNA Newsroom BONUS: A Catholic school's identity revoked; looking back one year since McCarrick revelations; etc.

Jun 21, 2019 / 00:00 am

On this episode of the podcast, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the week’s most compelling news stories, including recent developments on the McCarrick scandal (one year after the news of McCarrick’s misconduct first broke), and a Jesuit school in Indiana that can no longer call itself “Catholic” after defying the authority of the bishop. Then JD takes a page out of Carl’s book and plays a little game of “Yes or No,” and Ed plays “Say Something Nice."   Listen here: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/640125381&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=false"></iframe>

Little Sisters of the Poor to defend contraception exception against lawsuits

Jun 4, 2019 / 12:27 pm

The Little Sisters of the Poor are expected back in court Thursday to ask for protection against a lawsuit seeking to end the religious order’s exemption from the HHS contraception mandate.

Maronite patriarch emeritus dies at age 98

May 14, 2019 / 03:25 am

Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, who served as the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch from 1986 to 2011, died Sunday just days short of his 99th birthday.

Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Apr 15, 2019 / 10:33 am

Firefighters at Cathedrale Notre-Dame brought a devastating blaze under control, after the Paris cathedral caught fire Monday night.

Missionaries of Charity express sorrow over scandal, openness to just inquiry

Jul 18, 2018 / 10:44 am

The superior general of the Missionaries of Charity said Tuesday the congregation is “deeply saddened and grieved” by the alleged sale of several children by an employee of one of its homes for unwed mothers.

The 70th miracle: Lourdes healing officially declared supernatural

Feb 12, 2018 / 14:00 pm

A miracle was officially recognized at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France this week, the 70th Lourdes miracle recognized by the Catholic Church.

Thousands gather in L.A. to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 12, 2017 / 15:23 pm

In honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, thousands of Catholics attended midnight Mass at the Los Angeles cathedral following festivities drawn from Mexican culture.

'The good Lord has guided me well': 113-year-old nun reflects on blessings

Nov 21, 2017 / 00:08 am

At age 113, Sister André is one of the oldest religious sisters in the world.