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 with questions.

Articles by CNA Staff

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=""></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=""></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=""></iframe>

Finalizing HHS rule on 'hidden abortion' charges is urgent, senator says

Jul 11, 2019 / 08:00 am

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith insisted that bringing in a new rule to end hidden abortion costs in insurance policies is a matter of "urgency."

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=""></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=""></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=""></iframe>

Suspect in shooting death of former New Jersey priest answered a Craigslist ad

Jun 7, 2019 / 16:01 pm

The man suspected in the March shooting death of a former priest who was credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors had responded to a Craigslist ad looking for young men to wrestle, according to Nevada police.

McConnell: State pro-life bills could 'pick away' at Roe v. Wade

Jun 6, 2019 / 13:30 pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said June 6 that the U.S. Senate might soon have an opportunity to vote “on some kind of legislation related to Planned Parenthood.”

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.

Equality Act 'creates right to demand an abortion,' congresswoman warns

May 30, 2019 / 15:00 pm

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) has warned that a proposed anti-discrimination law could be used to compel medical professionals to participate in abortion procedures.

Pro-life activist conceived in rape addresses Alabama abortion law

May 23, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Kiessling was conceived when her biological mother was abducted at knifepoint and raped. She said that she owes her birth to abortion having been illegal at the time.

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.

Former NFL player turned pastor lines up for pro-life cause

Apr 12, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Former NFL player turned megachurch pastor Derwin Gray has spoken about how his church’s support of a pregnancy resource center was inspired by his own mother’s decision to choose life.

Former New Jersey priest, credibly accused of abuse, shot dead

Mar 13, 2019 / 12:50 pm

John Capparelli, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, was found dead in his Nevada home Saturday. Caparelli had been included in a list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors released last month.

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.

Fr. James Martin to give keynote at World Meeting of Families

Jun 12, 2018 / 11:55 am

The World Meeting of Families being held in Dublin this August will include a presentation from American author Fr. James Martin, S.J., who will discuss ways “parishes can support families with members who identify as LGBTI+.”

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.