Ed Condon

Ed Condon

Ed Condon is a canon lawyer and worked as Catholic News Agency's Washington DC editor until December 2020.

Articles by Ed Condon

Updated: Nathan Phillips rally protesters attempted to disrupt Mass at DC’s National Shrine

Jan 22, 2019 / 15:58 pm

While demonstrators chanted and played ceremonial drums, protesters at a rally led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, DC’s National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass.

Getting to February: The decisions that could shape the pope's summit

Jan 22, 2019 / 07:30 am

Before the pope's summit on abuse next month, Rome must navigate two other events which could do much to frame how the February sessions will be seen from the outside.

Senate passes ‘religious test’ resolution on Knights of Columbus

Jan 17, 2019 / 10:45 am

The Senate yesterday passed a resolution saying it would be "unconstitutional" to consider membership in the Knights of Columbus a disqualifying criteria for public office.

‘Unfathomable’ Wuerl forgot allegations, Ciolek says

Jan 16, 2019 / 17:12 pm

The man who made a 2004 accusation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick said Wednesday he is in disbelief after Cardinal Donald Wuerl told him he forgot about the allegation sometime after becoming Washington’s archbishop in 2006.

Analysis: The fall of Cardinal Wuerl

Jan 14, 2019 / 17:30 pm

It now looks clear that Wuerl’s mandate to lead, and whatever was left of his legacy as a reformer, are gone. All that is left now is for the pope to announce his successor, and for Wuerl to make his quiet exit from public life.

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

Jan 10, 2019 / 17:13 pm

An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct until 2018.

Congresswoman blasts ‘religious bigotry’ against Knights of Columbus, Catholic nominees

Jan 9, 2019 / 12:30 pm

Democratic lawmakers are divided over questions some see as a religious litmus test applied to candidates for the federal bench. The debate has turned into a war of words between members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation

Analysis: The non-trial of Theodore McCarrick

Jan 7, 2019 / 12:30 pm

Sources at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have confirmed that allegations against McCarrick are being considered through an abbreviated approach called an “administrative penal process.”

Conversion or reform: What will the bishops choose in 2019?

Jan 4, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Expectations that there can be one practical solution to solve the crisis are likely to prove false hopes. It has become obvious to most observers that no new policy, structure, or process can answer or prevent what is essentially a crisis of sin.

NY archdiocese issued suitability letter for priest under abuse investigation

Dec 28, 2018 / 17:39 pm

The Archdiocese of New York told a California college this month that a local priest had never been accused of sexual abuse, even while the priest was being investigated by the archdiocese for several abuse charges. An administrator at the college called the letter “a lie,” and said she can no longer trust assurances from the archdiocese.

Archdiocese faces questions over accused New York priest

Dec 21, 2018 / 17:00 pm

The Archdiocese of New York is facing questions about the sequence of events which led to the recent removal from ministry of one of its retired priests, Fr. Donald Timone. Fr. Timone is accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Judicial nominee faces Senate scrutiny over Knights of Columbus membership

Dec 21, 2018 / 14:00 pm

A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The Knights of Columbus say that no candidate for public office should have to defend his membership in a Catholic service organization.

The case against Pell: new details emerge

Dec 17, 2018 / 18:05 pm

Following the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in the Australian state of Victoria last week, new details have emerged about the nature of the crimes for which he has been found guilty.

After guilty verdict, questions raised about Pell trial

Dec 14, 2018 / 16:00 pm

After reports of a guilty verdict emerged in the trial of Australian Cardinal George Pell, some in Australia have questioned the integrity of a process undertaken under the veil of a media blackout.

A ‘clericalist and apostate state:’ Why Jacob Rees-Mogg wants out of the EU

Dec 14, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Jacob Rees-Mogg, Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, is one of the most visible Catholic politicians in the U.K. He is also one of the leading voices in favor of Brexit.

Church of England to create 'celebratory' transgender liturgies

Dec 12, 2018 / 16:50 pm

The Church of England has published pastoral guidelines for liturgical services that would celebrate the completion of “gender transitioning” by those Anglicans who identify as transgendered.

Reports of Pell guilty verdict emerge, despite gag order

Dec 12, 2018 / 10:48 am

Cardinal George Pell has been convicted by an Australian court on charges of sexual abuse of minors, according to media reports and CNA sources close to the cardinal.

What is a lay 'Parish Life Coordinator'? A CNA Explainer

Dec 11, 2018 / 13:00 pm

What is a ‘parish life coordinator? What does such a lay person do?

Options emerge for handling the ‘other sexual abuse crisis’

Dec 7, 2018 / 15:30 pm

How the Church deals with clerical sexual misconduct when it does not involve minors remains a thorny issue, but an increasingly urgent one.

EWTN wins lawsuit over HHS contraception mandate

Nov 30, 2018 / 08:45 am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit issued an order Thursday vacating a 2014 District Court decision against the Eternal Word Television Network in its lawsuit against the so-called contraceptive mandate issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. The order follows a settlement between the network and the Department of Justice, reached Oct. 5.