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

Maryland attorney general report on abuse claims to identify more than 600 victims

Apr 5, 2023 / 15:15 pm

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore apologized to abuse survivors and pledged to “do everything possible to prevent future incidents of abuse.”

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Planned Parenthood-backed Protasiewicz wins 

Apr 5, 2023 / 11:00 am

Janet Protasiewicz was declared victor in a contentious race that could tip the scales against the state’s current abortion ban. 

Diocese responds after Wisconsin priest urges Catholics to vote against pro-abortion candidate 

Apr 3, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The Diocese of Madison clarified late last week that the Church does not endorse nor oppose specific political candidates.

Catholic school enrollment post-pandemic: an interview with the NCEA president

Apr 2, 2023 / 04:00 am

Catholic schools in the United States have grown in enrollment for two straight years, reaching record levels in some dioceses.

Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election could determine future of state abortion ban

Mar 31, 2023 / 06:00 am

Here’s what you need to know about the April 4 election, when voters will choose who will sit on the state Supreme Court for the next decade.

UPDATE: Pope Francis has bronchitis but is resting and improving, Vatican says

Mar 30, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Pope Francis is exhibiting “marked improvement” after being admitted to the hospital Wednesday with difficulty breathing, which was later diagnosed as bronchitis.

In-person Mass attendance dips following pandemic, study suggests

Mar 30, 2023 / 09:00 am

A quarter of all Catholics say they now attend Mass less often than before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis hospitalized with a respiratory infection, Vatican says

Mar 29, 2023 / 13:24 pm

Pope Francis will be hospitalized for “some days” after being diagnosed with a respiratory infection, the Vatican said Wednesday.

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.”