Jonah McKeown

Jonah McKeown

Jonah McKeown is a staff writer and podcast producer for Catholic News Agency. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has worked as a writer, as a producer for public radio, and as a videographer. He is based in St. Louis.

Articles by Jonah McKeown

Religion, patriotism, and having children diminish in importance for Americans: WSJ poll

Mar 28, 2023 / 13:45 pm

A new poll of U.S. residents suggests that certain traditional values have receded in importance over the past 25 years. 

PHOTOS: Pro-life marchers in NYC dodge garbage, weather, and counter-protesters

Mar 27, 2023 / 17:05 pm

Pro-abortion protesters attempted to disrupt a prayerful pro-life walk in New York City on Saturday, in part by throwing garbage in their path.

Catholics urged to be generous to Good Friday collection to benefit the Holy Land

Mar 24, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches, invited Catholics to a donate as an act of solidarity.

Pope Francis asked Catholics to renew Marian consecration every March 25. Here’s what that means

Mar 24, 2023 / 12:30 pm

March 25 marks one year since Pope Francis consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Archbishop Gomez to lead 6-mile eucharistic procession through Los Angeles

Mar 23, 2023 / 15:30 pm

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles will lead a six-mile eucharistic procession on Saturday through the city as part of the National Eucharistic Revival.

Human composting, alkaline hydrolysis disrespect the human body, U.S. Catholic bishops say

Mar 23, 2023 / 14:50 pm

The U.S. bishops’ doctrine committee on Thursday issued a statement stating that newer methods of human burial do not show respect for the human body.

U.S. bishops: Catholic health care providers shouldn’t perform ‘gender transition’ procedures

Mar 20, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The procedures “do not respect the fundamental order of the human person as an intrinsic unity of body and soul, with a body that is sexually differentiated,” the bishops say.

Catholic universities should do more to respond to environmental issues, Vatican cardinal says

Mar 13, 2023 / 14:22 pm

Cardinal Michael Czerny called for universities to provide a “concrete, visionary, and courageous response” to the problem of environmental destruction. 

By the numbers: How the Catholic Church has changed during Pope Francis’ pontificate

Mar 13, 2023 / 03:00 am

Pope Francis was elected to the papacy 10 years ago, on March 13, 2013. How has the worldwide Catholic Church changed since then?

Wyoming advances a new abortion ban to replace blocked ‘trigger law’

Mar 9, 2023 / 14:02 pm

The governor is expected to sign into law legislation that says unborn babies are human beings and should be afforded the same rights as human beings — including the right to life.

Oklahoma voters reject marijuana legalization

Mar 8, 2023 / 13:45 pm

State Question 820, which would have legalized the consumption of marijuana for adults 21 and over, was put before Oklahoma voters in a special election March 7.

China’s new ‘Smart Religion’ app requires faithful to register to attend worship services

Mar 7, 2023 / 15:15 pm

A human rights group said the app is part of the communist government’s efforts to “strictly manage religion in a comprehensive way.”

Wind rips roof off historic Indiana Catholic church

Mar 6, 2023 / 13:45 pm

Father Gene Schroeder, the church’s pastor, told CNA that the roof came off shortly after a funeral took place in the church and during class at the nearby parish school.

Bishop Paprocki pens essay imagining ‘heretical’ cardinals, quoting San Diego’s McElroy

Mar 1, 2023 / 14:45 pm

In a Feb. 28 essay published in First Things, Bishop Thomas Paprocki criticized the words of McElroy pertaining to worthiness to receive Holy Communion.

U.S. bishops urge senators to oppose revival of the Equal Rights Amendment

Feb 28, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The bishops cited possible threats to religious freedom as well as a likelihood the amendment would be used to strike down pro-life laws. 

St. Louis children’s transgender clinic refuses to halt operations amid AG investigation

Feb 27, 2023 / 14:32 pm

The transgender clinic has said it will continue to prescribe puberty-blocking drugs to minors despite a whistleblower’s report. 

After Pope Francis’ visit, South Sudan relief charity sees renewed interest and prayers

Feb 26, 2023 / 04:00 am

For workers at a relief agency that has supplied aid to the people of South Sudan for 25 years, the pope’s visit was a galvanizing event.

Harrison Butker opens up about his Super Bowl-winning kick — and his prayer routine

Feb 25, 2023 / 07:02 am

The Chiefs kicker is outspoken about his Catholic faith, his pro-life convictions, and his devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass.

Why does Wisconsin’s judicial race matter? Here’s why pro-lifers are concerned

Feb 23, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Voters in Wisconsin are one step closer to choosing a new state Supreme Court justice after a Feb. 21 statewide primary whittled the field down to two candidates.

Conservative Anglican leaders reject archbishop of Canterbury over same-sex union blessings

Feb 23, 2023 / 10:12 am

The provinces issued a statement Feb. 20 accusing the Church of England of breaking communion with those who remain faithful to a biblical view of marriage.