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

PHOTOS: Massive Eucharistic procession through downtown Indianapolis

Jul 20, 2024 / 22:59 pm

Thousands of people lined the streets of Indianapolis July 20 for a one-mile Eucharistic procession, taking the National Eucharistic Revival to the streets. 

An invitation to find healing in Jesus: Day 3 of the National Eucharistic Congress

Jul 20, 2024 / 09:27 am

Before Friday’s revival session, Father Boniface Hicks, OSB, said he hoped the healing prayer service would be “a real personal encounter that reaches the heart.”

National Eucharistic Congress begins in Indianapolis: ‘We did this for you, Lord’

Jul 18, 2024 / 09:35 am

The Congress, which has drawn tens of thousands of people to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, is the first such event to be held in the U.S. since World War II.

Listen to the musicians performing at the National Eucharistic Congress

Jul 17, 2024 / 06:00 am

As part of the celebrations, participants will take part in large-scale Revival Sessions, the capstone of each day of the congress, featuring praise and worship.

Top Catholic app reportedly removed from app store in China

Jul 16, 2024 / 14:50 pm

Alex Jones, Hallow’s founder, posted on social media Monday afternoon that the app “just got kicked out of the App Store in China.” 

National Eucharistic Pilgrims serve the poor during ‘Boxes of Mercy’ day of service

Jul 10, 2024 / 17:25 pm

An initiative of the Archdiocese of St. Louis as part of the ongoing National Eucharistic Revival, food, clothes, and personal care items were donated to those in need.

Bishop Zaidan condemns ‘any targeting of civilians’ at Holy Family School in Gaza

Jul 10, 2024 / 13:57 pm

“I join the Latin Patriarchate in condemning any targeting of civilians in the [Holy] Family School in Gaza,” Bishop A. Elias Zaidan said in a July 10 statement. 

Historically Black Catholic parish rolls out red carpet for St. Louis Eucharistic pilgrimage

Jul 10, 2024 / 09:33 am

St. Josephine Bakhita Parish was formed from a recent merger of three former parishes, which came into effect in October 2023.

Families on pilgrimage: Catholics of all ages join Eucharistic processions in St. Louis

Jul 9, 2024 / 17:50 pm

Many families joined the Eucharistic processions and other events in St. Louis this past weekend as part of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

PHOTOS: Jesus passes through St. Louis on National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Jul 8, 2024 / 15:50 pm

The St. Junipero Serra Route began in San Francisco in May and arrived in the St. Louis area to enthusiastic crowds.

Charles Carroll of Carrollton: a ‘patriotic’ Catholic Founding Father

Jul 4, 2024 / 04:30 am

Carroll was the only signer of the Declaration who was Catholic — in a time and place when Catholics faced serious prejudice and marginalization.

Baltimore voters to weigh ‘baby bonus’ of $1,000 to new parents

Jul 3, 2024 / 16:27 pm

Voters in Baltimore will decide this fall whether to approve a $1,000 bonus that parents would receive upon the birth or adoption of a child.

Israeli embassy criticizes Holy Land Catholic leaders for statement on ‘just war’

Jul 3, 2024 / 15:05 pm

In a statement June 30, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Holy Land suggested Israel’s behavior in Gaza goes beyond the “proportionate use of force.”

Catholic Relief Services ‘alarmed’ by proposed U.S. foreign aid cuts

Jul 2, 2024 / 15:40 pm

The official charitable arm of the U.S. Catholic bishops, CRS has in recent years pushed for more government funds, which make up a substantial portion of its budget.

St. Junípero Serra statue targeted by protests in 2020 is now settled in a new home

Jul 1, 2024 / 11:35 am

July 1 is the feast day of St. Junípero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who brought Catholicism to California. 

Ohio hospital system offers clarification on ‘medically necessary abortions’ report

Jun 29, 2024 / 09:00 am

A spokesperson for a major Catholic hospital system based in Ohio clarified to CNA this week that the system does not perform abortions.

Archbishop Viganò defies Vatican summons, denounces Pope Francis

Jun 28, 2024 / 14:45 pm

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò said he has “no reason to consider myself separate from communion with the Holy Church and with the papacy.”

Where are the pilgrims now? National Eucharistic Pilgrimage makes its way to Indianapolis

Jun 28, 2024 / 11:30 am

“We have been through a lot, but we’re holding it together. And God has been really blessing us a lot on this western route,” pilgrim Jimmy Velasco said. 

Court fines Belgian cardinal, archbishop for denying woman admission to diaconate

Jun 27, 2024 / 17:15 pm

The two prelates will have to pay 1,500 euro (about $1,605) each, the court ordered.

St. Louis parish appeals continue as Vatican upholds latest merger

Jun 27, 2024 / 06:00 am

The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Clergy has upheld a decision by Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski to close a parish as part of a pastoral planning initiative.